More to Do
From historical landmarks and art galleries to race courses and a National Park, there is something for everyone in Chichester and the surrounding areas.
Browse our links below to see how you can enhance your visit to the Theatre.
Brighton Festival 4 - 26 May 01273 709709
Poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen takes the helm as Guest Director of Brighton Festival – three weeks of unrivalled arts celebration across the city. Public booking opens 8 March.
Cass Sculpture Foundation 01243 538449
An independent body dedicated to commissioning new work from emerging and established artists. The Foundation’s 26-acre grounds are home to an ever-changing display of 80 sculptures, all of which are for sale with proceeds going directly to artists. Open to visitors from 29 March.
Chichester Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace Gardens 01243 782595
This magnificent Cathedral is over 900 years old with treasures ranging from unique medieval stone carvings to world-famous contemporary works of art. Chichester Cathedral hosts regular concerts, talks and exhibitions. Open every day, all year with free entry, free tours and a superb Cloisters Café and Shop.
Chichester Cinema at New Park and the 22nd Chichester International Film Festival
15 August - 1 September 01243 786650
From May to September and during the 22nd Chichester International Film Festival, the cinema will host screenings and events to complement Festival 2013 and hopes to screen Another Country (1984), The Witches (1989), Neville's Island (ITV 1998) and Barnum (BBC 1986).
Festival of Chichester 15 June - 13 July 01243 813595
Concerts, gigs, workshops, walks, talks, fairs, café culture, films, exhibitions, plays - all this and more.
Fishbourne Roman Palace 01243 789829
Remains of a 1st Century palatial building with the largest collection of early Roman mosaic floors in Britain, displayed under cover. Formal garden replanted to original plan. Museum with displays and artefacts. Introductory film, Collections Discovery Centre, café, shop, picnic area and parking.
With its breath-taking setting on the Sussex Downs, Goodwood is perhaps the greatest English sporting Estate. Open throughout the year, visitors can fulfil sporting passions, make historic discoveries, or simply take an overnight break and enjoy good food in the most sumptuous surroundings.
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth 02392 649000
In more than a hundred years it has seen every kind of entertainment. Amazing spectacles were staged, storms and shipwrecks, chariot races and flying ballets, technical marvels which opened the eyes of the audience to whole new worlds.Today it offers a varied prorgamme of theatre, music and events.
The Novium 01243 775888
Chichester District’s new museum explores themes of place and people showing continuity and change over time. The remains of the city’s Roman bath house are displayed on the ground floor. Plenty of hands-on interactive activities and a thriving events programme.
Oxmarket Centre for Arts 01243 779103
Set in a beautiful 13th Century building, the Oxmarket Centre of Arts provides exhibition space for hire by local artists and arts organisations. The Centre hosts over 150 free exhibitions annually, welcoming artists and makers working in a broad range of disciplines.
Pallant House Gallery 01243 774557
Housing one of the most important collections of modern British art in the country, Pallant House Gallery is a unique art gallery in the heart of Chichester. Open all year, it also offers a regular programme of exhibitions and events, a dedicated art bookshop and first-class on-site restaurant.
Petworth Festival 15 July-3 August
A flourishing multi-art form festival which presents leading names from classical, jazz and world music and much else besides. With performances in a wide range of venues both indoors and out, Petworth Festival enjoys strong demand for tickets so becoming a Friend is highly recommended.
Box Office 01798 344576 from 31 May; priority booking (by post only) from 29 April.Roots Around the World 01243 786786 or 774641
From World to Folk, Pop to Soul, Jazz to Blues; through performance and workshops; at venues large and small, Roots Around the World brings the very best in live music to West Sussex.
A performance and participatory venue, home to a 134-seat raked theatre space, studios, a museum, a craft & gift shop and café. The Spring (formerly Havant Arts Centre) presents theatre, film, comedy, dance, music (folk, jazz, classical, indie and blues), talks and visual arts.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum 01243 811348
The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum has over forty-five historic buildings that have been rescued and re-erected. Located in the South Downs, the collection includes homes displayed as they would have been lived in centuries ago and gardens planted with heritage herbs.
West Dean College and Gardens 01243 811301
The 90-acre West Dean Gardens and Parkland is notable for its magnificently restored walled garden and glasshouses, full to brimming with unusual fruit and vegetables. It offers the perfect
backdrop to the College’s year-round programme of courses in arts, crafts, conservation, food, gardening and writing.
Visit Chichester 01243 775888
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