Festival « Les Petits Asticots » 19th > 25th October 2019 (Pays du Mont-Blanc)

The 18th edition of 🎭 Les Petits Asticots – the annual children’s festival 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc, taking place during the 🍁 Toussaint school holidays – will be yet again offering families seven inspirational days of theatre, music, dance, circus and workshops from 19th > 25th October 2019!

Les Petits Asticots 2019 © Séverine Sayn

The MBFF family absolutely LOVE 🎭 Les Petits Asticots – not only are the shows of high quality, the festival is local and its timing during the 🍁 Toussaint holidays is just so welcome . . . the Toussaint holidays can seem especially long here 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc, if the weather is bad; it’s often ☔️ cold and rainy, and without the fun of the yet-to-arrive ❄️ snow! Over the last couple of years, we have been able to choose lots of spectacles to suit the whole family – some for the older brother, some for the younger brother, some for both, and some for the whole family. We’ve really appreciated having such a wonderful festival on our door-step!

The ticket offices will open this year on 1st October 2019 . . . and the 🎭 spectacles and 🎨 workshops fill up quickly; to avoid disappointment, have a peruse of the programme online, and then book!


Locations

🎭 Les Petits Asticots now uses NINE communes 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc to host its spectacles and workshops, meaning that there will always be something relatively nearby:

  • Chamonix – l’École de Musique et Dance;
  • Les Houches – Espace Animation and Salle Olca;
  • Servoz – Salle Jean Morel;
  • Vallorcine – OT – Pôle Culturel;
  • Passy – Parvis des Fiz;
  • Sallanches – Salle Léon Curral, Pré Curral;
  • Combloux – Office de Tourisme / NEW for 2019!
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – MJC;
  • Praz-sur-Arly – Salle de la Montagne / NEW for 2019!
  • Les Contamines – Espace Animation / NEW for 2019!

Programme

🎭 Les Petits Asticots offers a rich and varied programme each year, incorporating theatre, music, puppets, dance, circus, creativity and magic . . . see the online programme for more details.

This year, the performers from 12 compagnies come from 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇹 Italy and 🇨🇭 Switzerland!

Past editions of the festival © Les Petits Asticots

Workshops

As well as the spectacles, the festival offers some fabulous 🎨 workshops, aimed at different age-groups. On the agenda this year: marionettes, hip-hop, pop-up art . . .

© Les Petits Asticots

Buying tickets

🎭 Les Petits Asticots spectacles and ateliers fill up very quickly, so you are advised you to book in advance, if possible. A billetterie is set up on the day at each event, but I have witnessed disappointed parents and children being turned away when shows have been full!  Here is where you can purchase your tickets in advance: 👩 in person, 📞 by telephone, or 💻 on the internet (from 1st October 2019):

  • Chamonix – Service Culturel de Chamonix: 101 place du Triangle de l’Amitié, 74400, Chamonix / tel: 04 50 53 75 17 (Monday to Friday from 9h to midday, and from 14h to 17h);
  • Sallanches (Salle Léon Curral)  213 avenue Albert Gruffat, 74700, Sallanches / tel: 04 50 91 56 46;
  • Sallanches (Office de Tourisme) – 32 quai de l’Hôtel de ville, 74700, Sallanches;
  • Internet from 1st October 2019: www.les-petits-asticots.com;

💵 price: all the spectacles are priced at 5€; the workshops range from FREE up to 15€;


 Advice for Families

The 🎭 Les Petits Asticots website has some helpful advice to prepare you and your little ones for sitting through a spectacle: see here.

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