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 – equally suited to epic drama and musicals. Its studio theatre, the Minerva, is particularly noted for premieres of new work alongside intimate revivals.

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 Festival season runs from April to November, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 230,000 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 800 members.

Festival 2019 offers the colourful variety of work for which Chichester Festival Theatre is renowned: powerful world premieres, two musicals, Shakespeare, pertinent revivals of twentieth and twenty-first century classics, and brand new family shows. To discover more and see what’s on, visit cft.org.uk

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Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Six

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/six
Nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s sell-out international smash hit Six is a phenomenon.From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sl
Event date(s):
14th January 2020 20:00 - 19th January 2020 14:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-strange-tale-of-chaplin-and-laurel
In 1910, the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe, sharing a cabin and then spending two years touring North America together. Stan returned home to find success with Oliver Hardy; Charlie became one of the most famous figures in the world.In Chaplin’s autobiography, Stan Laurel is never mentioned. Stan talked ab
Event date(s):
21st January 2020 19:45 - 25th January 2020 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

My Cousin Rachel

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/my-cousin-rachel
Murderess, seducer, thief, enchantress - or merely a woman intent on survival?Alluring, exotic and unconventional, Countess Rachel Sangalletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband. Her presence in the house arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip, cousin and heir to the Ashley home. Feverish passion
Event date(s):
28th January 2020 19:30 - 01st February 2020 19:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

A Monster Calls

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/a-monster-calls
Patrick Ness’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel A Monster Calls (inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd) is brought vividly to life in this Olivier Award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.Thirteen-year-old Conor’s mum is sick, his grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, he is woken by
Event date(s):
06th February 2020 19:30 - 15th February 2020 19:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Tarantara! A Gala Celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/tarantara-a-gala-celebration-of-gilbert-and-sullivan
TV and theatre star Alistair McGowan presents a special one-off concert from Tarantara Productions. A delicious treat for Gilbert & Sullivan aficionados and newcomers alike, and the perfect antidote for the mid-winter blues. McGowan will be joined by star soloists including Rebecca Bottone, Barry Clark and Yvonne Howard, and BBC Radio 3’s Martin Ha
Event date(s):
25th January 2020 14:30 - 16:45
25th January 2020 19:30 - 21:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Tarantara! A Gala Celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/tarantara-a-gala-celebration-of-gilbert-and-sullivan
TV and theatre star Alistair McGowan presents a special one-off concert from Tarantara Productions. A delicious treat for Gilbert & Sullivan aficionados and newcomers alike, and the perfect antidote for the mid-winter blues. McGowan will be joined by star soloists including Rebecca Bottone, Barry Clark and Yvonne Howard, and BBC Radio 3’s Martin Ha
Event date(s):
25th January 2020 14:30 - 16:45
25th January 2020 19:30 - 21:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Corporate

Leaflet Exchange 2020

We’re excited to announce that Visit Chichester will once again be hosting Leaflet Exchange at Chichester Festival Theatre on Wednesday 4th March, 2020. The event, which runs from 10am to 1pm, will be open to all businesses with an interest in attracting tourists to the area, and is free to attend.  Exhibitors We invite operators from the tourism, leisure and hospitality secto
Event date(s):
04th March 2020 10:00 - 13:00