Chichester Festival Theatre


Type:Theatres & Cinemas

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP
Chichester Festival Theatre


Chichester Festival Theatre is one of England’s most striking theatres – the perfect stage for epic drama and musicals. Its smaller Minerva stage premieres new work and intimate revivals. Set in beautiful parkland, at the heart of a cathedral city between the South Downs and the sea, CFT creates unforgettable experiences and exceptional stories that inspire, delight, and bring people together – on and off the stage. It connects inventive artists with imaginative audiences and makes productions for the West End and world stages, with the belief that theatre is for everyone.

Countless productions started life at Chichester before transferring to the West End or touring, including Steven Moffat’s The Unfriend, South Pacific; Caroline, Or Change (also on Broadway); Ian McKellen in King Lear (also broadcast to cinemas internationally by NT Live); Alecky Blythe’s Our Generation streamed via NT At Home, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Crazy for you.

Festival 2024 includes world premieres and renowned plays, as well as a spectacular summer event, Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne reimagine the classic Musical Oliver! Playing from July 8 through to September, before a west end transfer at Christmas.

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Guide Prices

Please see individual shows for pricing.
Please note that discounts only apply to the top three price bands in the Festival Theatre and the top two in the Minerva. Additionally they do not apply to Previews and Press Nights.
One reduction applies per ticket, and all discounts are subject to availability.
Ticket prices may be subject to change. Call the Box Office on 01243 781312 for the latest prices.



  • Accessible Lift - Two in the Festival Theatre; one in the Minerva Theatre
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe
  • Picnic area - on communal parkland
  • Restaurant - to book a table email

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - For details contact 01243 782219 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm) or email
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours - Tours available by arrangement, for pre-booked groups (fee applies).
  • Open all year round

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking - Free parking after 8pm
  • Railway station within walking distance

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups


Map & Directions


  • Chichester Festival Theatre


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2022
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Silver 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Gold 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold 2024

Opening Times

High Season (1 Apr 2024 - 28 Feb 2025)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 22:30
Low Season (1 Mar 2025 - 30 Apr 2025)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 18:00

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