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 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 2018 offers a kaleidoscopic array of classics, musicals and new work – illustrating the breadth of CFT’s work and determination to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. To discover more and see what’s on, visit cft.org.uk

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Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Me and My Girl

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/me-and-my-girl
This uproarious, much-loved musical comedy includes the enormously popular numbers The Sun Has Got His Hat On, Lambeth Walk and of course Me and My Girl. The revised version by Stephen Fry and Michael Ockrent, also featuring Leaning on a Lamppost, won the 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical.At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-lost
Event date(s):
02nd July 2018 19:30 - 25th August 2018 19:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Flowers for Mrs Harris

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/flowers-for-mrs-harris
Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever...From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life t
Event date(s):
08th September 2018 19:30 - 29th September 2018 19:30
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Midnight Gang

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-midnight-gang
This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest-selling children’s book of 2016. Suitable for ages 7+.A bang on the head during a cricket match at his boarding school has landed twelve-year-old Tom in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital.Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron a
Event date(s):
13th October 2018 19:00 - 03rd November 2018 19:00
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Sleeping Beauty

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/sleeping-beauty
A princess under a fairy’s curse pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years, waiting to be woken by a prince’s kiss.But hold on a moment. There’s a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful and spirited but there are two princes and a lot of threatening thorns. As for the fairy who caused all the trouble in the first place – well
Event date(s):
15th December 2018 19:00 - 30th December 2018 19:00
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Country Wife

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-country-wife
The City of London. The randy seventeenth century. Harry Horner wants to seduce as many women as possible, but he needs to convince their husbands that he’s physically incapable of any such thing. Cannily, his faux impotence also allows him to sniff out and unmask those respectably virtuous ladies who secretly ache for him.But this virile villain hasn’t reckoned with Mr. Pinchwife&rsqu
Event date(s):
08th June 2018 19:45 - 07th July 2018 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Meeting

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-meeting
Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.This powerful new play from the acclaime
Event date(s):
13th July 2018 19:45 - 11th August 2018 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Copenhagen

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/copenhagen
In 1941, in the middle of the Second World War, the great German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish colleague Niels Bohr. They were old friends and collaborators, and together in the 1920s they had begun to lay bare the mysteries at the heart of the atom. But now Denmark was under German occupation, the meeting was fraught with danger and embarrass
Event date(s):
17th August 2018 19:45 - 22nd September 2018 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

Cock

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/cock
Has John straightened out? After years glued to his boyfriend, the couple have been through a sticky patch, and now John’s attached to someone else. Someone who is different in every single way. But can John give her what she wants, when he’s never been with a woman before?Funny and eye-openingly fresh and frank, Cock is a provocative peep into relationships in these days of oscillatin
Event date(s):
28th September 2018 19:45 - 27th October 2018 19:45
Chichester Festival Theatre - Arts & Culture

The Watsons

www.cft.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-watsons
What happens when the writer loses the plot?Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife. Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgra
Event date(s):
03rd November 2018 19:45 - 01st December 2018 19:45