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There’s a whole stockingful of delights for you and your loved ones at CFT this Christmas. Each year we seem to add a little bit more sparkle and we’re putting the fairy on top of the Christmas tree this year with our very first Santa's Grotto on Oaklands Park. Our theatre elves are busy tinkering away to give a wonderful gift to Chichester. A Grotto full of Christmas spirit and theatrical magic.

Opening from 12 - 23 December, believers will be greeted by the Master Elves, Tinsel, Beau and Buddy, before heading behind-the-scenes to see the inner workings of Santa’s Workshop and meeting Father Christmas. Grown-ups can take an ‘elfie and little ones receive an early present. There’s SEN sessions available and if you have any questions, check out the helpful FAQs or call our Box Office elves on 01243 781312. Tickets are just £12 per child.

Make a night of it with our new Christmas Cabarets (12 – 15 Dec), perfect for an get-together with friends, family or even an office outing. We’ll entertain you with marvellous music and cracking comedy, combined with fabulous food! Your ticket includes a delicious locally-sourced three-course meal and a festive glass of fizz on arrival. Tickets are £65 per person – book yours now.

We’ve also got our spectacular shows to tempt you including adventures with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s adaptation of The Jungle Book, a first musical for young families, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, direct from London’s Unicorn Theatre and the return of the traditional Christmas Concerts.

Plus sparkling lights inside and out, a dozen decked-out trees, sumptuous afternoon teas and festive food and drink… Why not make some festive memories at CFT this year?

Wonders await at CFT!

Afternoon tea on a tiered platter - close up of mini cakes on a grey plate and sandwiches and scones in the background.