Chichester Festival Youth Theatre (CFYT)

Looking for a space where you can just be yourself and have fun?

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre is the place for you.

Our seven groups across West Sussex offer weekly sessions where you can discover skills you didn't know you had, make friends and "laugh until your sides hurt"* (*direct quote from a member).

Where, when and how much?

Our weekly CFYT sessions are held in Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst and Worthing.

We have drama, dance, musical theatre and technical theatre sessions to choose from, as well as groups for young people with additional needs (CFYT Wednesday in Horsham and CFYT Friday in Chichester). So pick the group that's right for you and join us!

CFYT Membership costs £80 per term - but it's important to note we have a range of bursaries to support those on low income, so cost should never be a barrier if you'd like to join.

Joining CFYT

At CFYT we work with over 1,000 young people every week which means there aren't always places available in our groups. We make sure we monitor this very closely and offer spaces to those on our waiting list as soon as they become available. If you'd like to join our waiting list then please click the button below to enter your details.

Please note: Currently we do not have any spaces available in our CFYT Starters groups and have a very long wait list, as such we aren't taking any more registrations for anyone not currently in Year 5.

If your child is in Year 5 and you would like to add them to the wait list for a space in Year 6 groups for the next academic year (should a space become available) you are welcome to.

If you identify as a young carer, young asylum seeker or someone who has struggled to gain access to theatre in the past, please email us directly at [email protected].