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Chichester Festival Theatre

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Production of Cock

Don't be put off by the name this was the most incredible cast and production. From start to finish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeremy S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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A Theatre to Visit

I remember being taken to Chichester Festival Theatre when it was first built (a long story), so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Situated in the cathedral city of West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Festival Theatre is internationally renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions. Its bold thrust stage design makes it one of England’s...more
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Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
+44 1243 781312
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the name this was the most incredible cast and production. From start to finish it had you gripped with the plot. It was funny, sad, angry and emotional. All of the cast were fantastic but Luke Thallon needs a special...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember being taken to Chichester Festival Theatre when it was first built (a long story), so revisiting it 30 years later was interesting. It's still a classic 'theatre in the round' place - I'm not going to review the play/musical (although it was excellent),...More

Thank ArcherSomerset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It isn't cheap but it's cheaper than West End! And we get the plays first very often. Last year's best musical was Half a Sixpence and it just bowled me over. This year we tried a play by Alan Bennett and it was very good....More

Thank lynnejames58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to book tickets for that nights performance, box office staff very helpful, getting us good seats. Excellent view of the stage, with no pillars. A great night out.

Thank steveat87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended my daughter’s graduation at the theatre. Very impressed by the organisation and the seating. I was expecting to have to endure some pretentious speeches and a numb rump. Speeches didn’t disappoint seating spacious and comfortable well worth the 21 seconds stage appearance of my...More

Thank Malcinmilton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chichester theatre has lots of shows on all the time.Performance is very high and staff are outstanding. The building is very interesting and famous too. The queen has visited a few times.

Thank hazzasazza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to CFT, and I loved the way the auditorium has been set out to maximise the view. It was unfortunate that the ladies toilet was out of order in the main theatre and that both theatres had shows on, kudos...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years. Offers an extremely good variety of shows, many of which are heading to the west end or have just come from it. Ice cream is expensive but is very good. The seats are quite small and some seats are a...More

Thank rabby123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Theatre ,seating view all around due to design of the theatre which made it a very pleasant experience..

Thank JamieWetherall
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice venue, very organised for all the graduations. Lovely day very good seat near the frint very enjoyable day

Thank mackmanje
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catherine c
18 July 2018|
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Response from tonys1313 | Reviewed this property |
It's in the round so should be OK although the centre is always better.
28 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
HI yes, there is a stage door, but as to meeting cast members I am unsure. We have seen a few as they leave or meet family and friends in the foyer. Sorry not a great deal of help. Have fun when you visit.
10 August 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
There are lifts after a recent refurbishment. Not easy to find so ask staff who are very helpful.