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CFYT Celebrates!

This summer, as part of our 60th anniversary, we are hosting CFYT Celebrates! - a concert to celebrate the brilliant achievements of Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT) and Alumni.

Book now and join us in The Festival Theatre on Sunday 31 July for a celebratory showcase of singing, dancing and performance, interspersed with conversations and short interviews with CFYT members past and present, directed by Dale Rooks and Hannah Hogg

Musical numbers from West End favourites Les Misérables, Oliver! and The Wizard of Oz will feature alongside some CFYT favourites from the spectacular Christmas productions. The concert will be hosted by our Young Trustees Gi Liley and Holly Mirams

We’re delighted to announce that the line-up will feature performances from former CFYT members: Lucy Anderson, Joe Butcher, Katy Ellis, Anna Foye, Nick Howard-Brown, Polly Maltby, Felix Mosse, Alice O’Hanlon, Megan O’Hanlon, Sam O’Hanlon and Sephora Parish, alongside current members from the CFYT Choir, CFYT Youth Dance Troupe and CFYT Friday group.

We’ll also be hearing from alumni members including Olivier Award winners Fred Davis and Romina Hytten, and previous John Hyland Award winners, catching up with their stories since leaving the Youth Theatre.  And as a bonus, CFT’s Artistic Director and Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans will give a very special performance with CFYT.

Since the first CFYT production in 1985, CFYT has developed into one of the largest and most prestigious Youth Theatres in the country under the directorship of Dale Rooks. It offers weekly sessions to over 750 young people aged 5 to 25 across West Sussex, including Youth Dance, Musical Theatre, Technical Youth Theatre and sessions for young people with additional needs. The Youth Theatre has staged over 80 productions including the annual Christmas production on the Festival stage, so we have lots to celebrate! All proceeds will go towards Chichester Festival Youth Theatre.