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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

Seasonal Staff

We require seasonal staff to join our Technical, Wigs and Wardrobe Departments for our Festival 2019 season.

Deputy Head of Wardrobe

  • Deputy Head of WardrobeDep.H.Ward

    A Deputy Head of Wardrobe is required to join our wardrobe team for our Festival 2019 season. Experience of working in a busy producing theatre or similar is essential.


  • DressersDresser

    We're looking for Dressers to join our wardrobe team. Previous dressing experience desirable.

Wardrobe Assistant

  • Wardrobe Assistant

    A Wardrobe Assistant is required to join our wardrobe team and provide first class support for the department and visiting teams.

Deputy Head of Wigs

  • Deputy Head of WigsDep.H.Wigs

    Our wigs department require a Deputy Head of Wigs for our Festival 2019 season. You'll be working on all shows produced as part of the season and working in both the Festival and Minerva studio.

Wigs Assistant

  • Wigs AssistantWigs.Ass

    We are looking for a Wigs Assistant to join our wigs team. Experience of wigs and hair in a theatrical context and working in a busy repertory theatre or similar is essential.

Stage Crew

  • Stage CrewStg.Crw

    Stage Crew required to work closely with the senior stage staff and visiting creative team to provide scenic load in, construction, maintenance and show operation.

Stage Technicians

  • Stage TechniciansStage.Tech

    Stage Technicians with experience of team leadership, show crewing, set construction. maintenance and rigging is required.

Senior Lighting Technicians

  • Senior Lighting TechniciansSnr Light.Tech

    Senior Lighting Technicians required to provide first class support to visiting lighting designers and creative staff.

Lighting Technicians

  • Lighting TechniciansLight.Tech

    We require Lighting Technicians with experience of programming on Eos and Ion desks, use of moving lights, working at height and basic electrical construction skills.

Senior Sound Technicians

  • Senior Sound TechniciansSnr.Sound.Tech

    We're looking for Senior Sound Technicians to provide first class support to visiting creative teams and work collaboratively with the head of departments, Deputy Head of Sound, apprentices and seasonal sound engineers.

No1 Sound Technician

  • No.1 Sound TechnicianNo1.Sound.Tech

    A senior member required to join our sound department for Festival 2019. Experience of No.1 live mixing of large scale musicals, on Digico and Yamaha digital consoles required.

Sound Technicians

  • Sound TechniciansSound.Tech

    Sound Technicians are required to provide first class support to visiting teams and CFT departments undertaking rigging, operation and radio mic running on productions for all CFT venues.


  • Volunteering

    We offer a variety of heritage activities that enable people to engage with our building and history in different ways.

Work Experience and Training

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