Jobs

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions as well as its work with the community and young people.

The annual Festival season runs from April to October, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 200,000. Year-round programming continues through the winter with the Theatre presenting productions, as well as a traditional Christmas show mounted by the renowned Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.

Rooted firmly in its community, the Theatre runs a Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) programme that is a beacon of excellence and inspiration to its local audience, as well as being home to one of the country’s largest youth theatres with over 750 members.

Apprentice Opportunities

Young Practitioners Programme

  • Young Practitioners Programme

    We are providing training opportunities for young people aged 18-21 to take part in our Young Practitioners Programme.

Head of Planning and Projects

  • Head of Planning and ProjectsHPP

    We are recruiting a Head of Planning and Projects to support the Executive Director and Artistic Director in the planning of all aspects of the Theatre operations and the delivery of one-off projects.

Chaperone Opportunities

CFT have lots of exciting opportunities for chaperones this season working with the CFYT and our Festival productions. If you hold a valid chaperone's license and are interested in working with CFT please submit a copy of your chaperone licence and a covering letter detailing relevant experience to hr@cft.org.uk.

Work Experience and Training

Chichester Festival Theatre is keen to support people who are committed to pursuing a career in theatre or within the Arts sector. 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 email leap@cft.org.uk for more information about Work Experience opportunities or download our Work Experience pack.

We encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and disabled candidates.

If you would like to apply for Work Experience here at CFT, please complete an application form and return to leap@cft.org.uk, or post to LEAP Department, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP.

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview at CFT before any offer of Work Experience.  

We aim to accommodate as many applicants as possible throughout the year; however, this may depend on capacity to support Work Experience, or suitability for particular areas such as backstage work.

We run a comprehensive Trainee and Apprentice programme, enabling us to develop the next generation of arts professionals.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships will be advertised on this page when open for applicants.

Chichester Festival Theatre believes diversity is about celebrating and valuing individuals. The Theatre has an equality of opportunity approach and aspires to give everyone the chance to achieve their potential.