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Starting Thursday 17 January 2019, a ticket office will be open one hour before the beginning of the first performance at the Tent Village.

 Full Price: 25€ I Reduced: 20€ I Children under 12: 13€ I Family: 66€
Pour le meilleur et pour le pire I Saison de cirque I ADHD I L’Or blanc 
 Full Price: 22€  I Reduced: 17€ I Children under 12: 12€ I Family: 58€
Três I Des bords de soiOpen Cage    
Full Price: 20€ I Reduced: 15€ I Children under 12: 12€ I Family: 54€
- Mondofoly 
Full Price: 20 € I Reduced: 15€
* Reduced prices (with valid documentation from past 3 months): job seekers, welfare recipients, students, under the age of 25 
* Family: valid for 2 adults and 2 children from the same family

To receive discounts, supporting documentation must be presented at tent entrance.



> 3-SHOW PASSES 45 €


>  Blue Pass Reserve !
    for Lexicon + Pour le Meilleur et Pour le Pire + Três
>  Pink Pass Reserve !
    for Lexicon + Open Cage + Mondofoly 
>  Yellow Pass Reserve ! 
    for Lexicon + Saison de Cirque + Des Bords de Soi

 DAY PASSES 45€  -> Reserve
   Valid for a full day of shows the following weekends:

>  Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 January 
    with Lexicon + Pour le Meilleur et Pour le Pire + Três
Saturday 26 or Sunday 27 January 
    with Lexicon + Saison de Cirque + Open Cage
Saturday 2 or Sunday 3 February
    with Lexicon + L’Or blanc + Des bords de soi 
Saturday 9 or Sunday 10 February
    with Lexicon + ADHD + Mondofoly


- Credit card
- Cheque

- Cash

- Pass Région card



MuCEM / Biennale Offer

Available only at the Tent Village and MuCEM ticket counters. 

From January 26 to February 19, visitors in possession of a ticket for a show at the Tent Village will benefit from a preferential rate of €8 (instead of €9.50) for exhibitions at the MuCEM. 
Conversely, upon presentation of a MuCEM ticket, visitors will benefit from a reduced rate for shows at the Tent Village (the offer is available for seven days after visiting the MuCEM).

   L'Envol   I  
   Full price: 22€ I Discount: 17€ I Children under 12: 12€ I Family: 58€

> PASS SOIREE 2 shows


• Reduced prices (with valid documentation from last three months): job seekers, social assistance recipients, students, people under the age of 25
• Family rate available for 2 adults and 2 children from the same family
• Documentation must be presented at entrance to tent.



- Credit card
- Cheque

- Cash

- Pass Région Card

>  Starting on 15 November, information available by telephone
from Tuesday to Saturday // 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
    04 91 55 62 41

Information regarding each performance venue can be found in "Venues"

Looking for a car-share or a place to stay? Try this French Facebook group...

In order for us to welcome you in the best conditions, you can contact the reception teams :

> For the opening weekend "Quel cirque !" at La Friche La belle de Mai (Marseille) on January 12th and 13th:
tel: 04 95 04 95 95

> For shows in the Tent village :
Thank you for informing us of your visit at the following address:

> For shows at the Théâtre du Centaure,
Thank you for informing us of your visit at the following address:
Note: For technical and security reasons, we regret that we can't accommodate people in wheelchairs for the show L'Absolu by the company Les Choses de rien.

> For all the other performance locations, please go to the page VENUES


If you wish to reserve tickets for your company or your association, or want more information, please contact Emmanuelle Robert / - 06 81 39 80 31 



Special performances for school groups will be held at the Tent Village that feature educational materials for teachers to distribute to their students and special meetings with the artists after the shows.

5 performances for school groups at the TENT VILLAGE:
> Open Cage,
 Hors Surface company
  - Thursday 24 January at 2pm
> Lexicon, NoFit State Circus
  - Friday 18 January at 2pm
  - Friday 25 January at 2pm
  - Friday 1 February at 2pm
  - Friday 8 February at 2pm

Reservations open Monday 12 November 2018



Archaos is offering families, groups, and workers from the social services sector a special rate for all ages performances. More information available at


The BIAC: An environmentally friendly festival

The Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque is committed to organizing a socially and environmentally responsible event. With each edition of the festival we embrace innovative new measures to ensure the BIAC remains a pioneer in sustainability. We work with diverse structures to address issues and to find the most ecologically and socially pertinent policies. We truly hope that the artists and audiences of the BIAC support our efforts to become a model for the modern festival.

Our 2019 initiatives

Recycling of waste and audience awareness programs including:
- Composting of food wastes;
- Elimination of disposable cups at the bar and the adoption of a deposit system for glasses. 

- Tent-sharing program involving multiple companies;
- A collective supply of technical material shared with other festivals
- Optimization of deliveries and shared inventory systems to reduce food waste. 

- Selection of a lower-energy heating system for the tents involving heat exchanges
- Printing documents on site to avoid delivery and using PEFC certified paper from sustainable forests

- Adoption of lighting systems that favor LED technology (the Tent Village is lit with 6 000 LED lights) 
- Selecting locations such as the Tent Village that are located in urban areas with good public transportation options
- Choice of food service companies that favor sustainable practices such as non-industrial foods, local products, and seasonal ingredients 
- Promotion of public transportation and car-sharing 
- Opting for sustainable communication practices

Tickets are neither taken back, nor exchangeable, nor refundable, except in the case of a cancellation. Extra charges may potentially be added to ticket prices. Justification for reduced rates will be requested at the entrance. Out of respect for the audience and the artists, we cannot guarantee access to the shows once performances have begun. 


As part of the high-alert Vigipirate plan "Alerte Attentat", all measures have been taken to assure the security of our audiences. We ask that you please comply to the instructions that will be given to you when you arrive, in particular during the security check at the entrance. Large bags and luggage are not permitted. We ask in advance that you help the security team by being cooperative and respectful. In order to minimize your waiting time et ensure that the performances can begin on time and in the best conditions, we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the shows are set to begin.