The MIMA Puppet Arts Festival, second puppet festival in France, is a flagship event in Ariège which takes place every year at the beginning of August, Mirepoix. This event of International fame invites the spectator to dream by staging puppets from the four corners of France. It's a real breath of fresh air in the world of theater, a dusting of the art of puppetry !

Puppets as you've never seen them before!

Since 1988, the MIMA festival has been highlighting the puppet, but not the one that rocked our childhood: the modern puppet and contemporary, used as an art in its own right in unique theater pieces of their kind. Today this art is a real bridge with the theater, the plastic arts, the circus or even dance.
MIMA presents innovative shows, visual discoveries colorful and poetic, sure to please the whole family!

4 days of celebration and entertainment

The MIMA festival is an event in its own right! In addition to plays and shows, there are real animations around the puppet that punctuates these four days of celebration.

To find in the streets of Mirepoix:

  • Workshops
  • A creators market
  • Cabaret and dance evenings

Mirepoix, an exceptional place

If the MIMA is an exceptional festival because of its programming and its unique shows, it also deserves to be known for its exceptional environment : the medieval city of Mirepoix. Its half-timbered houses, its hall, its cutlery and its colorful environment give this place a fairyland that fits perfectly to the universe of the festival.

Where to eat during the festival?

More than a festival, an association

MIMA is above all an association who lives all year round. The 4 employees throughout the year make it exist and allow, in addition to the festival, to make live the world of puppets on the territory. Many missions are carried out by the association: co-production of shows, organization of professional training, practical workshops, training for amateurs and actions allowing the meeting between artists and the population.

Festival MIMA à Mirepoix
MIMA Festival in Mirepoix © MIMA

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