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About us

Our mission is to enrich our communities – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally – through compelling, entertaining and enlightening theatre.


From Chichester to the rest of the world

Over the past five decades, myriad productions originated at Chichester have transferred to the West End or toured nationally and internationally, from musicals to significant new plays and classic revivals.

Beyond ChichesterOur Story

Reaching new people with unheard stories

CFT seeks out innovative and exciting voices in order to explore newer forms of theatre, alongside our traditional repertoire. Read more

Take PartOur Values

Sustainability in everything we do

Chichester Festival Theatre is actively working to reduce its impact on the environment and will continue to respond to the climate crisis in an ambitious, committed and focused way. Read more

CFT and the environment

A hub of talent both on and off stage

CFT has a dynamic and collaborative working environment. Every department is integral to the Theatre’s work and our world-renowned productions.

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