About the edition

Sylvie Hubac (President, Festival d’Automne à Paris), Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota (General Director, Festival d’Automne à Paris) and Jean-Jacques Aillagon (President of the Friends of Festival d’Automne à Paris) are pleased to announce the 49th edition of the Festival, in association with 55 partner venues in Paris and in Ile-de-France, from September 5, 2020 to February 7, 2021*.


Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing sanitary crisis, the Festival has redesigned this year’s edition with the aim of standing by artists, authors, partners, audiences, and those individuals who remained on the front lines during confinement. 


Today, in co-construction with all of its public partners and patrons, the Festival is adopting a policy of solidarity that consists of:

- Maintaining its commitments to artists and authors in order to support contemporary French and international artistic production,

- Support to the resumption of performances in Paris and Ile-de-France,

- The presentation of free performances in parks in September and October,

- Artist commissions to be presented in high schools in Paris and Ile-de-France throughout the autumn,

- Specific offers for healthcare personnel (audience courses, workshops, artist discussions in partnership with AP-HP)

- Commitment to a pricing policy accessible to the greatest number (waived fees for select healthcare personnel, family-friendly programmes with seats starting at 5 euros, deferred payment),

- Reinforced offers for audiences facing financial hardship and instability (waived fees, custom programs),

- The development of activities accessible to individuals with disabilities (exhibition and studio visits for the hard of hearing, performances with audio description).


The Festival is eager to see you again beginning Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6, 2020, with a set of free events that will combine theatre, dance, music, and intellectual debate (complete programme on August 24, 2020).



June 30, 2020: Discover the initial list of artists invited for the autumn

August 24, 2020: Consult the entire program and reserve your seats


Given that the Festival invites numerous foreign artists, we are waiting for directives regarding travel from beyond Europe to be announced during the summer.


* Due to the pandemic, the dates for some programs have been postponed to January and February 2021. This is why this edition of the Festival will be exceptionally extended to February 7, 2021.