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.

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).

This House 12 October, 11am

Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing 18 October, 11am

Taking Part Education.

Online Resources

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

Download the RSC resource packs from the original staging of Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing in 2014. You can also watch these fun and easy to understand animated synopses for the two plays, a perfect introduction for students.

We also have a link to a host of digital resources from the National Theatre for This House created for the NT Live screening in 2013, including videos with the original cast members. For fun activities connected to Mr Popper's Penguins download the education pack below.

Archived resource packs for Festival 2016's An Enemy of the People and our Young Chekhov trilogy (2015) are also available at the bottom of the page.

Festival 2016 Productions

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

Loves Labours Lost Animation Copy.

Love's Labour's Lost Animated Synopsis

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Download the RSC resource pack for Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado Animation Copy.

Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) Animated Synopsis

Cft16 This House.

Access the National Theatre's digital resources for This House

Winter Season Productions

Things I Know To Be True.

Things I Know To Be True Education Pack

Mr Poppers Penguins.

Mr Popper's Penguins Education Pack

Running Wild.

Running Wild Education Pack


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 Sian De Wied LEAP Coordinator, or post to LEAP Department, Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP.

Creative Careers.

Archived Resource Packs