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Want to see that show but there’s no public transport to get you home? Wish you could get to the theatre more sustainably? Travelling by train but finding the walk to CFT tricky?

Well you're in luck! Our ‘CFT Theatre Bus’ is returning for Festival 2024: helping to reduce transport challenges and enable more people to see a show in Chichester through a free dedicated bus from Selsey, Pagham and Chichester Railway Station for four Festival 2024 productions.

Spurred on by regular theatregoers who find they can’t get to the Theatre easily unless travelling by car, we’re delighted to be collaborating once again with brilliant local community transport organisations Chichester Book-a-Bus, Community Transport Sussex, Selsey Venture Club and the Pagham and District Residents Association, to relaunch this accessible free initiative.

Check out the CFT Theatre Bus schedule here. And if you have any questions or to find out more, call our friendly Box Office team on 01243 781312 or contact [email protected].

The Theatre Bus offers free transport from specific locations. Spaces must be pre-booked and are allocated on a first come first served basis when tickets are purchased from CFT’s Box Office by phone or in person. Discounts and concessions on tickets are available on all performances. All transport is accessible to wheelchair users who can be dropped at their home address. Pick up and drop off locations will be announced shortly. CFT is not responsible for any delays to buses, trains or transport networks.

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CFT Theatre Bus schedule

From Selsey on selected Thursdays


Matinees: Pick up at 1pm Warner’s Yard; 1.15pm Hunston; pick up from CFT approx. 5pm

Evenings: Pick up at 6pm (6.15pm Hunston); pick up from CFT approx. 10pm

  • Coram Boy
    • 13 June at 2.30pm
  • Oliver!
    • (Preview) 11 July 7.30pm
    • 1 August at 7.30pm
    • 5 September at 2.30pm
  • Redlands
    • 3 October at 7.30pm
Pagham and District Residents Association


Door-to-door collection

  • Oliver!
    • 8 August at 7.30pm
    • 7 September at 2.30pm
From Chichester Railway Station on selected Wednesdays


Pick up approx. 12.30pm, 1pm & 1.30pm; pick up from CFT approx. 5pm (tbc)

  • The Caretaker
    • 3 July at 2.15pm

  • Oliver!
    • 7 August at 2.30pm