Chalon dans la Rue Festival in Chalon-sur-Saône

And the town becomes one large playground!

The ‘Chalon dans la Rue’ [Chalon in the street] is one of the biggest festivals devoted to urban artists. It takes place every year during the third weekend of July (the Wednesday to the Sunday) throughout Chalon-sur-Saône. There’s theatre, dance, circus performances…something for everyone !

A popular and free fair

Lasting five days, during which over 1000 artists bring their free shows to the streets and squares of Chalon-sur-Saône. On the programme: Theatre, puppet shows, music, acrobatic dance, performances on the move, firework displays…There are also reasonably priced concerts organised at the Chalon theatre, The Abbatoir.

The town is transformed into a giant show where everyone can, in turn, be both spectator and participant. During the festival artists actually invite the crowd to reflect on their creations, as well as take part in them.

The fair attracts a growing number of visitors every year : around 200,000 people in 2011.

An international event

’Chalon dans la Rue’ has become a standard-bearer in the show world. The variety of the programme has meant that it has pulled off a remarkable feat: That of bringing together and uniting different audiences around multiple art forms and cultures. This is without a doubt one of the great events in the Burgundy year - and it is not to be missed!

Good to know: The organisers are happy to welcome disabled visitors (those with impaired hearing, vision, and mental and motor capacity). This means that more and more shows are accessible, with or without a carer.

Chalon dans la rue
Centre-Ville - Square Chabas - 71100 - CHALON-SUR-SAONE -
03 85 90 94 70

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