"The fact of being an international festival means presenting a variety of very different kinds of theaters with a wide cultural spectrum.
It provides the opportunity for acquaintances to be made extending beyond borders".
33rd edition :
20th-25th May 2019
International Theatre Festival
Éclairs de Scène
Toulouse - France, Jules-Julien Theatre
A Theatre Festival ?
Yes, and it is the freshness and the strength of the young theatre that shine on stage : the performances are led by actors from age 6 to 21!
Creations, interpretations, comedies, tragedies, ... through the choices of the actors, what is shown is a reflection of this day and age.
The Festival is open to the public (tickets available online).
Actions with different audiences,notably schools, are put in place.
The troupes come from France and from abroad. Many languages come together on stage : the performances are presented in French or in the native language of the troupe. A summary of the play is handed out in French, in French Sign Language and in English before the beginning of each performance.
20 performances : the competition is harsh !
NO : the festival is not a competition! Its intent is to generate rewarding meetings and lasting, flourishing cultural exchanges. At the end of the week, a professional jury gives a distinction that points out a particular quality of each performance.
To reinforce exchanges, activities are set up for the groups and volunteering host families in Toulouse accommodate the foreign young actors during their entire stay.
Performances coming one after another and ?
Theatre workshops given by foreign and French directors present at the Festival.
A bookshop dedicated to Theatre (in partnership with the bookshop Ombres Blanches from Toulouse).
An international market, which proposes arts and crafts from the countries represented at the Festival.
A tea room , meeting point where you can chat with the actors or simply read a good book with a nice cup of tea...
33rd edition, no less !
The Festival, the first one and one of a kind !
Almost 560 troupes, coming from Europe, Africa, America and Asia have already made their theatrical work and their culture known on the stage of the Festival.
The organiser, the FITE Association, also manages a Theatre school for children, teenagers and adults (5 classes in total).
Moreover, FITE directs many theatre related actions, with the youth in particular: various theatre projects with schools and multiple structures, cultural experiences (Townhall and Regional bodies) etc.
The Festival is supported from the beginning by the local and regional governments.
They came from:
United States of America,
How to get there!
6, avenue des Écoles Jules Julien
By Bus :
Line 2 ( Stop: Écoles Jules Julien)
By Subway :
B Line (Station: St Agne or Saouzelong)
By Bicycle VélôToulouse :
By Car :
Exit 23 (Le Busca)