Leave a legacy

CFT survives and thrives thanks to the generous support of our community

We are very lucky that this organisation is close to many people's hearts. Remembering CFT in your Will is an extraordinary way to pass on your love of theatregoing to a new generation.

A legacy donation from you will support our charitable work on the stage and in the community for years to come. It could ensure that a vulnerable person continues to experience the joy that goes hand in hand with live arts. It could light a flame inside a young person who hears their first overture, leading to a lifetime love of musical theatre. Or it could offer an emerging artist their first opportunity on a main stage. And the impact of your donation will be felt for years to come.

For a confidential conversation about leaving a legacy gift, please contact Sophie Henstridge-Brown on 01243 812915 or email [email protected]

How do I leave a gift in my Will?

Firstly, thank you for considering leaving a gift to CFT in your Will.

You can leave a specific amount or a percentage of your estate after you have provided for family and friends. Whether you are updating an existing Will or writing a new one, our Make a Will Guide can help you with clear, simple information and advice.

Download your free copy today.

We strongly advise that you seek professional advice when making or updating your Will.

Benefits of leaving a gift to charity in your Will

Did you know that leaving at least 10% of your net estate to charity, reduces the inheritance tax on the rest of your estate from 40% to 36%? Chichester Festival Theatre is a registered charity, so in addition to helping the Theatre survive and thrive for years to come, there are benefits to you and your family.

Joining the CFT Fellowship

If you have already made a gift to CFT in your Will (and you don't mind sharing that fact with us), we would love to hear from you. Completing our simple Pledge Form tells us about your gift and gives us a chance to say a proper thank you. We would also love to invite you to join the CFT Fellowship and see the impact of your gift here at CFT during your lifetime.

Please email us or write to us at Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP. Please note that all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

CFT has been an important part of my cultural life since I was 16 (I’m now in my 70s) and I want to help ensure others can continue to benefit as I have.

Susan Elliott, legacy pledger

Gifting in memory

If the walls of this building could talk, there would be countless tales of tears and laughter shared between friends and family. That's what theatre is. A shared experience and memories being made.

Leaving a gift to remember a love one can be a way to celebrate not only their life but the moments you enjoyed here together, and ensures that their love of theatre is passed on. You can make a one-off donation online or if you'd rather talk to one of our team (as it's always nicer to chat with a friendly human about these things) please do get in touch with Sophie Henstridge-Brown on 01243 812915 or [email protected]

Our promise

We promise that any gift you leave to CFT will be spent where it is most needed to ensure our continued success. For a confidential conversation about leaving a legacy gift, please contact Sophie Henstridge-Brown on 01243 812915 or email [email protected]