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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre, located in Chichester, Sussex, England, is a theatre designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962. The smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built nearby in 1989. 

The Festival Season usually runs from April to early December and includes productions from classics to contemporary writing and musicals, reaching an audience of 230,000. Productions originated at Chichester frequently transfer to London or tour nationally and internationally.

A range of additional events is designed to add to the experience of visiting the theatre, including performances, cabarets, family days, tours and talks. Through the winter months, the Theatre presents touring productions and a Christmas show mounted by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. The Theatre runs a large and active Learning, Education and Participation programme for all ages; its Youth Theatre is one of the largest in the country, with over 800 members.

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    6:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed

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