Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people. The Festival Theatre’s bold thrust stage design makes it one of England’s most striking playhouses; a studio theatre, the Minerva Theatre, sits nearby.

With its light and spacious foyers and welcoming cafe, bars and restaurants, all with lovely views over Oaklands Park, Chichester is one of the country's most loved and lively theatres.

The annual summer Festival season runs from April to October, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 200,000 and frequently transfer to the West End. Year-round programming continues through the winter with the Theatre presenting high-class touring productions, as well as a traditional Christmas show mounted by the renowned Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.

Rooted firmly in its community, the Theatre runs a Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) programme that is a beacon of excellence and inspiration to its local audience, as well as being home to one of the country’s largest youth theatres with over 750 members.

Festival 2017, which introduces a new era under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Rachel Tackley, offes a wealth of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. To discover what’s on, visit cft.org.uk

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Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Norman Conquests

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THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, a trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn, runs from 18 September – 28 October at Chichester Festival Theatre. This classic trio of interconnecting plays, seen from hilariously differing perspectives, is performed by one ensemble of actors. Each play can be enjoyed as a single performance or seen as one event in any sequence, either over different days or on trilogy day
Event date(s):
18th September 2017 19:30 - 28th October 2017 19:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

King Lear

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Two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery – and their worlds crumble.Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This will be an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shake
Event date(s):
22nd September 2017 19:45 - 28th October 2017 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Quiz

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QUIZ, a new play by James Graham, will be directed by Daniel Evans, running at Chichester's Minerva Theatre from 3 November – 2 December.Is Quiz:A)        The world premiere of a new play by acclaimed writer James Graham?B)        A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram, ‘t
Event date(s):
03rd November 2017 19:45 - 02nd December 2017 19:45
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Beauty and the Beast

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A cursed prince sits alone in an enchanted castle, destined to remain in monstrous form until he can learn to love and be loved in return. But who could ever love a Beast?Offered a gift by her father, a kind and beautiful young girl asks only for a rose while her brothers and sisters demand jewels and fashionable clothes. But the fulfilment of Beauty’s simple wish puts her in the Beast&rsquo
Event date(s):
16th December 2017 19:00 - 31st December 2017 11:00