Children and young people

Our annual programme of workshops and Youth Theatre projects help young people of all abilities to develop their artistic, personal and social skills.

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Our award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre engages over 800 young people each week through workshops at CFT and at our 8 satellite locations across West Sussex. Sessions run on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings during term time. If you are interested in becoming a member of CFYT, please call the Learning, Education and Participation department on 01243 784437 or email

Find out more about CFYT

CFYT Rehearsals.

Holiday Activities

CFT’s Holiday Activities are the perfect way for young people to engage with theatre and performance making skills in a fun and relaxed setting during school holidays.

Visit our Holiday Activities pages for more details of our upcoming workshops.

May Holidays Playboxes.

Arts Award

Opportunities to gain an Arts Award qualification are available for all of our young members and we are proud to be a registered Arts Award centre. To find out more email



We are committed to encouraging independent theatregoing by younger members of our audience so we have a special allocation of tickets for those aged 16-25 priced at just £5 for all productions in our Festival Season and for many of the touring productions in our Winter Season. PROLOGUE tickets are released with general ticket sales to ensure there are always seats available for young people, even for the most popular shows in our Festival Season.

Find out more about PROLOGUE and how to book

Prologue Block Link384X216.

Young Commissioning Circle 2018

Each year, we offer up to 30 16-25 year olds the opportunity to take part in the Young Commissioning Circle (YCC), following Festival shows from page to stage. 

Find out more about the YCC

YCC members meet Sharon D Clarke following a performance of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE.

Taking Part Children YP 1 block.

Youth Theatre

children YP 2 block.
Taking Part ChildrenYP block.