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Fun Palaces

Fun Palace Event.

Fun Palaces is an annual event focusing on culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture. Join us and other local organisations on Sunday 6 October from 10am - 4pm for a day of FREE activities at CFT. Whatever your interest, find something surprising to take part in.

For more information about Fun Palaces, how it began and the people behind the campaign, visit their website

Join us to enjoy crafts with The Creation Station and Pallant House Gallery, highlights from The Novium's Space exhibit and learn traditional skills with the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, explore backstage at the Theatre, try on a costume or even get made-up with a realistic-looking wound... There is something for everyone, so come on in for our annual Fun Palace.

Bookable events

Limited tickets to these events will be available on the day; these will be released on a first come first served basis. 

Drop-in sessions

As well as the bookable events above we also have a number of drop-in sessions running throughout the day. Take a look, try something new and come and have some fun.

MAKE YOUR MARK - all day
Pick up a pen and decorate the Theatre's windows from the inside out. For all ages

THE NOVIUM - 10am - 2pm
Highlights and demonstration from Chichester’s local museum’s Space exhibit. Chat to museum staff as you handle objects and dress up as astronauts. For all ages

THE CREATION STATION - 11am - 2pm
Local company, The Creation Station, bring exciting craft activities including Play-Doh Make & Take Away, Noodle Doodles and Create a Crown. Ages 2+

COSTUMES AND PROPS - 10am - 12noon
A display from Wigs and Wardrobe of some of the incredible costumes worn by the Theatre’s biggest stars. There will also be a number of outfits to try on too. Ages 5+

GREASEPAINT AND GORE - 12noon - 3.30pm
Join our make-up artists and they’ll create some realistically grisly stage wounds for you. Ages 3+

PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY - 1pm - 4pm
Arts & craft activities. For all ages

FAMILY FOYLE - 10am - 4pm
Children are welcome to play with our toys, design their own animal mash-up for The Butterfly Lion or enjoy some quiet time in the reading nook whilst grown-ups can enjoy barista coffees, delicious cakes and sandwiches. 

MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA - 12noon - 3pm
£6 Select your ingredients, concoct your own recipe and we'll cook it in three minutes flat!

PROLOGUE SPACE - 12noon - 4pm
Drop-in hangout space with directing workshops, talks and activities. Ages 16-25

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