Our workshops, activities and events can introduce your students to theatre, deepen their understanding of drama and theatre studies or enrich a visit to the theatre. We aim to meet the needs of students at every stage of their education; whether at early years, primary, secondary or higher education level.
Schools' Discounts for Productions
Our productions are often of direct relevance to the National Curriculum and/or literature and theatre syllabuses; others can be used as starting points for discussion, research or as the basis for devised drama work.
Festival season: £8.50 per ticket for school groups of nine or more for best available seats; one free teacher with every nine paid.
Winter season: Concessions available for select productions.
For further information or to reserve seats, call the Box Office on 01243 781312. Please advise the Box Office of any access special requirements.
We offer tailor-made practical workshops or programmes of work, to support an integrated curriculum. Workshops can explore a particular production, play text, theatre practitioner, issues or interests which are important to your school and students.
Our workshops are delivered by Chichester Festival Theatre practitioners and can take place at the Theatre or your school.
If you would like to find out more or book a workshop, please complete a workshop enquiry form or contact the Learning and Participation Department on 01243 784437.
On Stage and Back Stage
Extend your visit to the Theatre, by attending a talk, theatre workshop or by having a private theatre tour.
Extend your learning opportunities by reading the related resource pack/s.
Light On its Feet and Create to Learn
In February 2012, we were thrilled to run Light On Its Feet for the second year. This exciting Secondary Schools Festival is designed to be light in costs, light in resource requirements, and to showcase work under the bright lights of the Minerva Theatre. Performances from across Sussex included devised work and adaptations, extracts from Carousel, Commedia dell'Arte, issue-based physical theatre and Little Red Riding Hood with a twist.
Students from years 7 to 13 performed to large audiences, taking pride in their work and leaving with a great sense of achievement.
Any groups wishing to hear more about taking part in future festivals should contact the Learning and Participation team on 01243 784437.
Take One Building
We recently took part in the first phase of the Take One Building project, led by the Solent Centre for Architecture and Design.
This is an interactive online resource which helps teachers and students learn about buildings through photos, plans, videos, archive materials and other teaching and learning resources.
Visit the Take One Building website to explore Chichester Festival Theatre in depth.
Chichester Festival Theatre is keen to support people who are committed to pursuing a career in theatre or within the Arts sector.
The placements are designed to allow applicants to experience work within a theatre before furthering or continuing their studies, or seeking employment in their chosen field.
We receive lots of applicants for work experience and try to accommodate as many as we can. However, we want to ensure that students who come to us get a meaningful and enjoyable experience which means, unfortunately, that not every applicant will be successful.
If you are passionate about working in theatre, music, dance or community arts and would like to experience working in a busy and vibrant theatre, please download the work experience information pack which gives you all the details on how to apply correctly.
Theatre Careers Conferences
Once a year we hold a one-day Theatre Careers Conferences for young people aged 14 - 21 years old. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring theatre professionals to meet Chichester Festival Theatre staff, ask questions and find out how to enter the industry.
The next conference will be held on Friday 31 May 2013.
Cost: £15 - call 01243 784437 to find out more.
Please view the below documents before visiting the Theatre.