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Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
+44 1243 781312
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Lovely theatre

We come here a lot to see plays and love it. The stage is unique with its hexagon look and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chichester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Brilliant The Play That Goes Wrong

Firstly, really loved the play - just what was needed on a cold January to brighten the evening... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP, England
+44 1243 781312
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We come here a lot to see plays and love it. The stage is unique with its hexagon look and the smaller minerva theatre is so intimate it's lovely. The seats are comfortable and ice creams are always on sale in the interval. You can...More

Thank Mondler2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly, really loved the play - just what was needed on a cold January to brighten the evening, kept everyone laughing from start to finish without much let up. Really thoroughly enjoyable. As for the theatre - it is really great, you get a decent...More

Thank JulesW18
Reviewed 1 week ago

being an Honourary Member from when it opened in the early 1960,s (but alas no longer) it has improved in every way and always interesting Plays and Musicals and great artistes appearing.

Thank barryjmishon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking was easy. The staff informed and polite. I have spent many evenings here and have never been disappointed.

Thank Claudia1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

My main issue with the Moscow City Ballet (MCB) is their interpretation of the 3rd Act where Odile so bewitches the Prince that he asks for her hand in marriage and ultimately realises that he has been a victim of Rothbart & Odile's cruel treachery....More

Thank The_Mystery_Guest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took two granddaughters to see the CFT's production of Beauty and the Beast. This was part of their Christmas Gift and they were particularly excited about dressing up in their prettiest dresses -- as many other little girls were we noted by the...More

1  Thank USGallerist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sleeping Beauty It was Excellently performed considering that this theatres stage is not the biggest. The seating was very good with good access for wheelchairs it was well equipped for little people too, with bumper cushions availiable. The theatre staff are very professional and...More

Thank kathleenmI7648JS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the matinee performance of sleeping beauty yesterday afternoon.it certainly put a smile on my face and brought a ray of sunshine to what was a dull and grey January afternoon..the performance was wonderful and the costumes were beautiful. The stage is only small...More

Thank Fruitbat903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic production. We enjoyed every minute of this fantastic production of Fiddler on the Roof. All the cast excellent especially Tracey Ann Oberman

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great joy to see this huge cast of children and young people achieve so much in a professionally produced performance. As always one would have liked to have seen the band but you can't have everything!

Thank 295horace
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Rebecca-jay F
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.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Caroline L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is parking.