Café on the Park



Oaklands Park, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 6AP

Tel: 01243 782219

Café on the Park


 In the Café on the Park at Chichester Festival Theatre you can find barista coffee, home-made cakes and pizza, a quiet corner to plug in and work with free Wi-Fi as well as spaces to have fun with the family with beanbags, books in the nooks, fancy dress and colouring-in. Drink in the 1960s architecture, sprinkled with Kentia palms and funky locally sourced furniture, or warm up after a walk in Oaklands Park. 

Perfect for a morning pick-me-up, a light lunch with a glass of wine or coffee and babyccinos with parent friends. There's a free water station, high chairs, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating in our breastfeeding friendly cafe.

Knowing the challenges that will be faced by many in its community over the coming Winter months, CFT is offering its foyer as a Warm Space to all in our community. They are also trialling welcoming well-behaved dogs into their foyer spaces (outside of performance times). 

Payment is by card or contactless in all CFT food and drink outlets.

Book Tickets



  • Bar - at show times
  • Catering service
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast - Pastries, bacon rolls
  • Serve evening meal - Sandwiches, Soup, Pizza
  • Serve lunch - Sandwiches, Soup, Pizza
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - ask for details

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - breastfeeding friendly
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu - Pizzas, sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats available
  • Children's play area - family friendly spaces available
  • Highchair

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking - in nearby Northgate car park
  • Secure cycle parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Next to Oaklands Park
  • Unique venue - Theatre with parkland setting


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Chichester is easily accessible by road – search PO19 6AP and is situated next to Northgate Car Park (PO19 1BL) is a 900-space pay and display car park next to the Theatre which charges from 8am until 8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am until 5pm on Sundays. In addition to cash, contactless and card payments, you can also pay using the MiPermit app - The M27 and A27 run along the coast, linking Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. The M3, A3, A29, A259 and A24 connect Portsmouth, Southampton, Mid-Sussex and London. 

Public Transport Directions

Rail Chichester Station is a 20 minute walk from the theatre, with regular direct links to London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Gatwick Airport. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant. Call 08457 484950 for timetables, restricted services and other details or visit Walking from the station (20 minute walk): Head out of the main entrance towards The Foundry Pub, walk past the pub with it on your left and walk straight on South Street until you come to The Cross (stone monument) which indicates an intersection of four streets. Continue straight ahead up North Street. At the top of North Street is a ring road, take the pedestrian underpass to North Gate Car Park and continue through the car park to reach the Theatre on the far side. Bus The number 60 operated by Stagecoach stops near the Theatre. Please visit Stagecoach for more information.  


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Platinum Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Platinum 2023

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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