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The Furies Festival

A festival of circus and street arts

Every year in June, Châlons-en-Champagne’s city centre is transformed into a kind of giant big top. The city turns into a space where everything is possible and acts as a setting for an array of surprising shows including burlesque performances. Welcome to the Furies Festival!

Circus and street arts

are in the spotlight

The festival’s troupes are invited to perform in gardens, squares, big tops, street corners, the Centre National des Arts du Cirque, La Comète- Scène Nationale, the Salle Rive Gauche and more…

Since the first event in 1990, the festival has remained faithful to its mission of supporting contemporary creation and discovering new talent.

The Festival offers dozens of free circus, street art, dance and theatre performances. Some indoor shows are subject to an entry fee and must be booked in advance. This innovative festival never fails to slip a few artistic treasures into the programme.

The nest edition of the Festival will be held from June 4th to June 8th 2024.

The 2023 shows

in pictures

More than just a festival

Other events


The Furies association does not simply organise the Furies Festival. There are other events offered throughout the year:

The Clown and Puppet Festival in February.

Entre-Sort in February and November. The focus of Furies’ Entre-Sort project is to support artistic creation.

Court Circus in May. Each year, artistic groups are called upon to create a spark in the eyes of the audience by activating “social short circuits” that encourage people to find their voice, breaking down barriers and coming up with collaborative projects.

Théâtre des Routes from May to October in rural or semi-rural areas. A travelling adventure of street theatre and circus arts that criss-crosses the region and aims to be both surprising and a little disorientating.

The Circus Season: Throughout the year, attend an array of talks, residential sessions, performances and events designed to explore new forms of circus.

The PALC (National Circus Centre)

Pôle National Cirque

The PALC Grand Est region, based in Châlons-en-Champagne, was awarded the “Pôle National Cirque” label by the Minister of Culture in 2019.

The 13th of its kind, the PALC has joined the list of leading organisations supporting creation, production, distribution and circus innovation in the world of the circus.

A wide variety of complementary projects have been created to fulfil these objectives of supporting and promoting contemporary creation.