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:

Charlotte Maggs
Charlotte Maggs
Set Designer
2018, CHALK GARDEN
Assistant Designer
Megan Bewley
Megan Bewley
Actor
2018, 'Sleeping Beauty' - by Rufus Norris
Ogress
George Craig
George Craig
Actor
2018, 'Sleeping Beauty' by Rufus Norris
The King
Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Lighting Technician
2017, Various Inhouse
Casual Lighting and Stage Technician
Fiona Mott
Fiona Mott
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, The Stepmother
Deputy Stage Manager
Francis Martin
Francis Martin
Sound Engineer
2017, The Norman Conquests
Sound No.1
Kirsty MacDiarmid
Kirsty MacDiarmid
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, The Norman Conquests
ASM
Gina Warnes
Gina Warnes
Wardrobe Assistant
2017, The Norman Conquests
Wardrobe Assistant
Helen Smith
Helen Smith
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, The Norman Conquests
Deputy Stage Manager
Georgina Pead
Georgina Pead
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, The Norman Conquests
Assistant Stage Manager
Fiona Parker
Fiona Parker
Costume Supervisor
2017, The House They Grew Up In
Costume Supervisor
Francis Martin
Francis Martin
Sound Engineer
2017, The House They Grew Up In
Sound No.1
Sarah Phillips
Sarah Phillips
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, The House They Grew Up In
Assistant Stage Manager
Chloe Ranaboldo
Chloe Ranaboldo
Dresser
2017, The Fiddler on the Roof
Dresser
Katie Olorenshaw
Katie Olorenshaw
Duty Manager
2017, The Country Girls
Stage Crew
Sally Hughes
Sally Hughes
Company Stage Manager
2017, The Country Girls
Company Stage Manager
Rebecca James
Rebecca James
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, The Country Girls
DSM
Sam Purkis
Sam Purkis
Actor
2017, Sweet Bird of Youth
Ensemble, Castrator, various
Chloe Ranaboldo
Chloe Ranaboldo
Dresser
2017, Sweet Bird of Youth
Dresser
David Champion
2017, Sweet Bird Of Youth
Man in bar (Ensemble)