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Sarlat takes to the stage The Sarlat Theatre Festival

If you love the theatre, look no further! The Festival des Jeux du Théâtre of Sarlat (Sarlat Theatre Festival) is the foremost theatre festival of the Aquitaine and one of the most renowned in France!


through the medieval streets of Sarlat among theatre backdrops

From the second half of July to the beginning of August, the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda  undergoes a metamorphosis, setting the stage for the Festival des Jeux du Théâtre! For an open-air performance, head for Place de la Liberté in front of the town hall, the Jardin des Enfeus (behind the Cathedral) and the Sainte-Claire abbey courtyard! Young spectators, head for the Jardin du Plantier!

The programme includes unique, original outdoor performances and the attention provided by the association’s many enthusiastic volunteers. Before each show, you might spot Jean-Paul Tribout, the festival’s artistic director, who played in famous French series called “Brigades du Tigre”

The festival offers opportunities to attend lectures, classical theatre productions from France and elsewhere, and original contemporary performances! The event brings together experienced artists and new talents, including actors, authors and directors, for a not-to-be-missed summer event!  

Participate in the debate encounters

of the Sarlat Film

Every morning of the event at 11 a.m., head for Hôtel Plamon!

There, you’ll have the opportunity to meet actors, authors and directors who discuss the shows they put on the night before, without lifting the curtain too much on the ones to come that evening… Shhh!

And what better way to finish the day than with a cocktail provided by the festival?

 For all information and the programme