For Families

Welcoming our youngest visitors and their grown-ups


Chichester Festival Theatre is a place that children and their parents can enjoy together. Make yourself at home in our Family Friendly spaces, take part in awesome activities and have a whale of a time watching a show.

See a show

Our family-friendly shows include stage adaptations of bestselling books, an adventure with The Famous Five, outdoor events, music, comedy and more!

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Classes and workshops

Families can come together to explore and enjoy with CFT through a variety of workshops, events and activities including our popular Little Notes classes.

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Food and drink

Our sparkling new Café on the Park welcomes families all day long and you can enjoy a real treat with our brand-new children's afternoon tea available for The Famous Five and our Christmas production of The Wind in the Willows.

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Free Family Activities

There's lots of free ways to get involved including Pop-Up Family Fun on Thursdays during term time, an Easter Storytrail and drop-in origami spectacular, Fold Our City.

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We are a proud member of the Family Arts Standards, the Age Standards and we are also a Dementia Friendly Theatre - making us a great place to visit with the whole family.


Aged 5-25? Build confidence, make friends & have fun!

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