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Our Winter season offers a fabulously varied array of some of the best touring productions currently on offer in the UK.

Five-star shows coming direct from the West End include Life of Pi, Noises Off and 2:22 A Ghost Story, while star-studded dramas range from A Voyage Round My Father with Rupert Everett to The Merchant of Venice 1936 with Tracy‑Ann Oberman, and Jane Asher in Somerset Maugham’s The Circle to Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes. The original cast of the smash-hit TV series Drop the Dead Donkey are reuniting on stage, and the Nina Simone-inspired Black is the Color of My Voice arrives following a sell-out tour.

Christmas at CFT this year will be a true family affair as, alongside Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s new dramatisation of The Jungle Book for ages 7+, there’s a perfect first musical for ages 3 – 7 in the Minerva: the Unicorn Theatre production of Stiles & Drewe’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff directed by our new Artistic Director Justin Audibert. And for the first time ever, Father Christmas himself is taking up residence inSanta’s Grotto.

There’s also a plethora of music, comedy and performance from favourites such as Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Fisherman's Friends and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and lots more entertainment for families, on stage and off.

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Priority booking for Friends of Chichester Festival Theatre opens:
Saturday 9 September (online and by booking form only)
Tuesday 12 September (phone and in person)

Groups and schools booking opens:
Thursday 14 September

Public booking opens:
Saturday 16 September (online only)
Tuesday 19 September (phone and in person)