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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 November, during which productions originated at Chichester reach an audience of over 200,000. 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 800 members.

Find out more about Festival seasons and the work we do here at Chichester Festival Theatre.


Current Vacancies

CFT will be announcing its exciting new Festival 2020 season on 13 February and is looking for a range of seasonal technical staff to work with us this year. We are recruiting team members in Stage, Lighting, Sound, Wardrobe and Wigs for a variety of contract lengths ranging from 10 to 30 weeks, between April and November. Applicants have the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting and prominent theatre makers in the country on a diverse body of work in our two modern theatres and other spaces.


  • Volunteer Chaperones

    Chaperones will help with the smooth running and organisation of young people back stage and act as loco parentis, ensuring the young people are well looked after whilst in the Theatre’s care.

Work Experience and Training

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.