Festival Players

Our Festival Players form 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. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

To discuss making a donation of a different amount to those listed, please contact Karen Taylor, Development Manager on 01243 812911 or email

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Gina Beck (Nellie), Keir Charles (as Luther Billis) & company in Chichester Festival Theatre’s South Pacific


  • Two days advance priority booking before Friends for the Festival Season
  • Dedicated Box Office phone line for tickets
  • Festival Season launch event with Directors
  • Acknowledgement on CFT website

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Tara Tijani (July) & Syrus Lowe (Nimrod) in The Long Song at Chichester Festival Theatre


As Festival Player £250+, plus:

  • Personal account management including tickets
  • Exclusive lunch event with cast members*
  • Acknowledgement in Festival Season programmes
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Lewis Renninson and Company in Chichester Festival Youth Theatre's Pinocchio


As Festival Player £500+, plus:

  • Supporters dinner or exclusive platform event*
  • Enhanced  ticket return and exchange policy
  • Three day advanced priority booking
  • Seats set aside for sold out performances (subject to availability)***
  • Acknowledgement in the CFT Annual Review
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The Theatre in Chichester has been core to the community for over 60 years, developing a national reputation that brings much value into the city. As Festival Players we are proud to support the combination of world-class theatre and meaningful community engagement.

David & Claire Chitty, Festival Players

Member Events

Thank you to our current Supporters.

Festival Player 250+ membership: £250+ per year. Benefit value and minimum payment £75, donation £175+.
Festival Player 500+ membership: £500+ per year. Benefit value and minimum payment £100, donation £400+.
Festival Player 1000+ membership: £1000+ per year. Benefit value and minimum payment £125, donation £875+.

*Additional charges may apply.

** Subject to availability. 

***Free and easy ticket exchange up to 24 hours before the start of the performance.