Chichester Festival Theatre

  • About
    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. Situated in a cathedral city in West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, 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.

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

    Three highlights of the Festival 2017 season transferred to London in 2018: the musical Caroline, or Change (which transferred to London’s Hampstead Theatre in March 2018 and ran at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre from November 2018); Ian McKellen in King Lear, which transferred to the West End in July 2018 and was broadcast to cinemas internationally by NT Live; and Daniel Evans’s production of Quiz, a new play by James Graham, which transferred to the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre in April 2018.

    Other recent West End transfers from Chichester (as originating producer) include Half A Sixpence (Noël Coward Theatre), Young Chekhov (National Theatre), Running Wild (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre), Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Stevie (Hampstead Theatre), Private Lives (Gielgud Theatre) and Sweeney Todd (Adelphi 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.

    For more information, visit cft.org.uk
  • Built in
    1962
  • Capacity
    1300300
  • Address
    Oaklands Park
    Chichester
    PO19 6AP
  • Booking Contact
    01243781312
  • Website

Connected Mandy members:

Lewis Ramsay
Lewis Ramsay
Technician
2020, Chichester Festival Theatre
Assistant Lighting Technician
Emilie Mules
Emilie Mules
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Wizard of Oz
Junior Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew Reed
Andrew Reed
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, This is My Family
DSM
Brooke Bowden
Brooke Bowden
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, This Is My Family
Dresser
Samantha Sullivan
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, This Is My Family
Wardrobe Assistant
Harriet Saffin
Harriet Saffin
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, This Is My Family
ASM
Ethan Duffy
Ethan Duffy
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, This is My Family
Stage Crew / Followspot
Lucy Betts
Lucy Betts
Director
2019, The Wizard of Oz
Director
Kezia Beament
Kezia Beament
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Watsons
Assistant Stage Manager
Emily Humphrys
Emily Humphrys
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Plenty
ASM
Samantha Sullivan
Samantha Sullivan
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, The Deep Blue Sea
Wardrobe Assistant
Amber Chapell
Amber Chapell
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Deep Blue Sea
Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew Reed
Andrew Reed
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, The Butterfly Lion
DSM/CSM
Dajay Brown
Dajay Brown
Actor
2019, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads
Bad T
James Goldsworthy
James Goldsworthy
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Shadowlands
Stage Management Placement
Giles Coram
Giles Coram
Actor
2019, Shadowlands
Dr Maurice Oakley / Priest
Alan Booty
Alan Booty
Actor
2019, Plenty
Another Frenchman
Ben Dalton
Ben Dalton
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Plenty
Show Crew
Nick Sampson
Nick Sampson
Actor
2019, Plenty
Sir Andrew Charleson
Kezia Beament
Kezia Beament
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Plenty
Assistant Stage Manager