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

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Chichester Festival Theatre - Family Fun

Leaflet Exchange 2019 - open to the public

Find out about the fantastic attractions, eateries and accommodation we have on offer in the Chichester region at Leaflet Exchange 2019! We’re excited to announce that Visit Chichester will be hosting Leaflet Exchange at Chichester Festival Theatre on Wednesday 6th March, 2019. The event, which runs from 10am to 1pm, will be open to the trade and public and is free to attend. Leafl
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06th March 2019 10:00 - 13:00