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BnF-Maison Jean Vilar

We thank the team of the BNF (Bibliothèque nationale de France) of the Maison Jean Vilar for assembling the information of the 1947-1998 period.

If you need more information, please contact the Maison Jean Vilar by phone or by e-mail.

8 rue de Mons, 84000 Avignon
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 86 59 64
Association Jean Vilar : contact_MJV
Bibliothèque (BnF) : contact_BnF

Opening hours
Tuesday and Friday: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. / Wednesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. / Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The JEAN VILAR CENTRE, which opened in Avignon in 1979, offers exhibition spaces, a video-library and a public library, all of which are dedicated to the performing arts. Its double aim is to bring awareness to Jean Vilar's life work and philosophy as well as safeguard the memory of the Avignon Festival which has today become an event of international size and importance. The Centre offers encounters with playwrights, live performance, pedagogical workshops and an editorial programme highlighting the extraordinary adventure of popular theatre and Vilar's utopia.

The CAHIERS JEAN VILAR publish, two to three times a year, thematic reviews of about 100 fully illustrated pages in which can be found research analyses, interviews, unpublished articles and enquiries, all of which bear witness to Jean Vilar's thinking, placed within a contemporary perspective which feeds dialogue between the past and the future, without sinking into nostalgia.