Festival Players

At Chichester Festival Theatre we believe the experience of live art has the power to change lives. Our mission is to enrich all our communities - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally - through compelling, entertaining and enlightening theatre.

Each year we need to raise £1 million in voluntary donations from individuals. Without this support, we could not continue planning the kind of ambitious productions for which Chichester Festival Theatre is now internationally famous, or running our community programme that benefits over 60,000 people each year.

Our Festival Players are very dear to us, forming a community of theatre-loving individuals who care about and contribute to the future success of CFT. The scheme is designed so that it generates much-needed income for us, and at the same time offers you exclusive access in recognition of your generosity.

Membership is on an annual basis and can be paid in yearly or monthly instalments. The cost of each membership level is made up of a suggested donation amount and a benefit value. The donation part is voluntary and Gift Aid provisions apply to it. The benefit value is the minimum payment amount to secure each membership.

To discuss making a donation of a different amount, please contact Laura Jackson, Individual Giving Manager, on 01243 812900 or email laura.jackson@cft.org.uk.


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Hugh Maynard Wordsworth And Company In Travels With My Aunt Directed By Christopher Luscombe  Photo Tristram Kenton 886 Block.

FESTIVAL PLAYER 250+

Chichester Festival Theatre Production Of Mack And Mabel  Anna Jane Casey Lottie And Company  Photo Manuel Harlan 317 Block.

FESTIVAL PLAYER 500+

1  Charlie Stemp As Arthur Kipps In Chichester Festival Theatres Half A Sixpence  Photo By Manuel Harlan 43 Block.

FESTIVAL PLAYER 1000+

I am very proud to be associated with Chichester Festival Theatre. To be able to give some extra support to such consistently fine work gives me a sense of engagement with the life of the theatre. Long may it continue to flourish.

JOHN SHAKESHAFT, FESTIVAL PLAYER

Thank you to our current Supporters.