Let us help you to introduce your students to theatre, whatever the age of your young learners. From early years to post-graduate, we provide ways to enrich their experience of theatre. We offer bespoke talks and workshops for schools in connection with our productions, which can be held here or at your school. Please contact the Learning, Education and Participation team for more information on or call 01243 784437 .

School and College Groups 10+ Tickets for £8.50

£8.50 per student plus one free teacher ticket with every nine paid for all productions in Festival 2017. Schools booking opens Friday 3 March. To make a reservation please email with your name, contact details and booking requirements or call 01243 812909 and leave a message.

Schools booking for King Lear

Tickets for King Lear are limited to two per customer, however we have held a specific allocation of tickets for schools on midweek performances (Mon – Fri) throughout the run. We anticipate a huge demand for tickets, so all requests will be processed in order of receipt. To help us accommodate school groups where possible, please provide us with alternate dates when submitting your booking request either via email to or by leaving a message on 01243 812909.

Schools Theatre Days

Join the technical crew and creative team for a stimulating 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of a CFT production, followed by the matinee performance. Tickets £13.50 (including matinee performance).

King Lear Tuesday 17 October, 11am

Taking Part Education.


Through partnerships with several local primary schools we have developed a series of Playboxes - teaching resources which draw on our emerging archive. These have been designed to support teachers across the whole curriculum, using the Theatre’s productions, buildings and rich history as a stimulus. While they have been designed with Key Stage 2 in mind, they are useful to a much wider range of students.

For more information about using our Playboxes in your classroom, please email



We run a comprehensive Trainee and Apprentice programme, enabling us to develop the next generation of arts professionals. We also regularly offer training events and workshops for both young people and working professionals.

Work Experience
Chichester Festival Theatre is keen to support people who are committed to pursuing a career in theatre or within the Arts sector. If you are passionate about working in theatre, music, dance or community arts and would like to experience working in a busy and vibrant theatre email for more information about Work Experience opportunities or download our Work Experience pack.

If you would like to apply for Work Experience here at CFT, please complete an application form and return to Elspeth Barron LEAP Officer, or post to LEAP Department, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP.

Creative Careers.

Online Resources

Download one of our free education packs, designed for teachers and students to help you discover more about our current and past productions.

Winter Season Productions

Running Wild.

Running Wild Education Pack

Rw Resource Pack.

Teaching Resource: Make an Orangutan Puppet

Festival 2016 Productions

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Download the RSC resource pack for Love's Labour's Lost

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Download the RSC resource pack for Much Ado About Nothing

Cft16 This House.

Access the National Theatre's digital resources for This House

Archived Resource Packs