Puppet Friendly City
Ciudad amiga de las Marionetas
Located near Toulouse and part of the metropolitan area of the regional capital, the city of Tournefeuille has built an original development model, based on a dynamic cultural policy that enhances its attractiveness and influence while offering its inhabitants openness to the world and fulfillment. personal through art and culture.
The construction of cultural facilities has structured and established this political will: Le Phare, concert hall (3500 seats / 2007), L’Escale, performance hall (429 seats / 2012) as well as a large media library. The art school has a puppet section, alongside music, dance, theater and visual arts. Many artists and cultural structures, such as the Marionnettissimo festival, L’Usine (National Center for Street Arts and Public Space) or Utopia (cinema), are located in Tournefeuille.
The city is also careful to be part of European and international dynamics, it has participated in several European cooperation projects. The last of which she was the leader, aimed to create and animate a cross-border network of creative cities.
It has 27,000 inhabitants, welcomes 90,000 spectators per year in its theaters and has a total of 280,000 cinema tickets. There is 145 associations who animate the cultural and sporting life.
For the new mandate, the city wishes to strengthen its action and its commitment to the arts of puppetry.