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“Fabulous refurbished theatre, top-notch productions”

Chichester Festival Theatre
Ranked #3 of 65 things to do in Chichester
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fabulous refurbished theatre, top-notch productions”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We love the new theatre - far comfier seats than before, lots of room, and a remarkable job in making the audience feel even closer to the action (they seem to have made it look "widescreen" - I'm not quite sure how). This season, we've already seen Amadeus starring Rupert Everett, which was great - and had a picnic in the park beforehand - and just this weekend saw Guy & Dolls: a fabulous musical with a great cast. I wouldn't be surprised if both transferred into the West End. We'll be back in the main house to see Gypsy and An Ideal Husband in the autumn, and also plan to eat in the Minerva restaurant. We're so lucky to have this word class theatre on the South Coast.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Sir Peter Shaffer was there”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Enjoyed Lunch and Amadaeus Matinee.
As we were having our Light Lunch the author of Amadeus sat beside us.
He asked his friend to check if it was sold out; much re-assured that it was!
Amadeus was wonderfull

Visited August 2014
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“well refurbished”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

we saw guys and dolls on a £10 preview ticket and was well surprised as this was our first visit to the theatre, the seats are spacious and comfortable and although we supposedly had limited viewing from our seat we didnt and had a really good view as the seating surrounds 3 side of the stage. coffe in the interval was reasonably priced and the outdoor seating area is lovely looking out onto a playing field. looking forward to our next visit.

Visited August 2014
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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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“Great evening out”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

On Saturday 9th August my wife and I paid a visit to the Minerva Theatre to see two plays in one Miss Julie and Black comedy staring Shaun Evans. Both plays were outstanding.
The staff at the Festival theatre are most helpful, as I have to use my wheelchair they make the evening very special. and make sure your needs are cared for with a smile.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amadeus at Chichester Festival Theatre”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Excellent production but would have preferred more Mozart music threaded through. Rupert Everett was amazing as Sallieri.

Visited August 2014
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