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.
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We are inviting freelance theatre and creative arts practitioners to join our pool of facilitators here at CFT.
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, or would like to find out more about how it works. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 are advertised in the Jobs section of the website during the summer of each year.
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.