Groups and Schools

Situated in the cathedral city of West Sussex between the South Downs and the sea, Chichester Festival Theatre is internationally renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions. Its bold thrust stage design makes it one of England’s most striking playhouses.

With its light and spacious foyers and welcoming café, bars and restaurants, all with lovely views over Oaklands Park, Chichester is one of the country’s most loved and lively theatres.


Great for Groups

  • Discounts for groups of 8+ and 40+
  • Extra discounts on Mondays / Tuesdays
  • Dedicated groups line 01243 812909
  • Pre-bookable ice creams
  • 4 week reservation period
  • Bespoke tours available

Group Booking

How to book
Please email groups@cft.org.uk or call our dedicated Groups Booking Line on 01243 812909.

Groups of 8+ don’t need to pay for tickets straight away – reserve the tickets and we can hold the reservation for up to four weeks after the reservation is made (unless the date falls less than 2 weeks prior to the performance).


Festival 2018

Festival 2018 is a season exploring the many facets of truth and love, full of powerful new writing, captivating and intimate productions, and classic twentieth century dramas. Summer at CFT would not be complete without a musical and this year we have two on our Festival stage, as well as a brand new family-friendly production. As always our wide-ranging programme is accompanied by talks, events and workshops for all ages, providing opportunities to engage with our work beyond what you see on stage. See what's on in Festival 2018


Pricing for Festival 2018

Groups 8+ 

Monday and Tuesday:
Festival Theatre £29 per ticket
Minerva Theatre £25 per ticket
Wednesday – Friday: £5 off each ticket.

Groups 40+ 

Wednesday – Friday: £8 off each ticket, plus a £5 ticket for the Group Organiser.

Schools and Student Groups 10+ 

Monday – Thursday performances: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid.

Please note that discounts do not apply to Previews or Press Nights, or to the lowest two prices in the Festival Theatre.


Winter 2018/19

Although we haven’t quite reached the end of Festival 2018 yet, we are pleased to share with you our Winter 2018 season, which follows on from The Midnight Gang in the Festival Theatre (check out the latest casting news). 

This season we’ve put together a varied programme of some of the most popular touring productions currently on offer, including fantastic shows for families, musical acts and stand-up comedians, as well as a programme of events and workshops, offering access to high quality theatre for everyone.

See What's On in Winter 2018/19


Pricing for Winter 2018/19

Please note group discounts are not available on all productions in the Winter season, particularly in the Minerva Theatre. Check out our pricing page for full details

Groups 8+ 

10% off top three prices Monday - Thursday performances (unless stated otherwise). 

Available on: 

*Discounts do not apply for performances 26 – 30 December (inclusive)
**Thursday evening and Friday matinee only
^Monday - Wednesday performances

Schools and Student Groups 10+ 

Monday – Thursday performances: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid.

Available on:

*Discounts do not apply for performances 26 – 30 December (inclusive)


Before your visit

Download the Groups' Welcome pack

Remember, you don't need to queue if you pre-order your ice creams with your booking. 

Arriving by coach

The coach drop-off point is outside the Festival Theatre. 

Coach parking is in Via Ravenna (formerly Cathedral Way). View Chichester Council’s Where to Park Map

Please read our Groups Welcome Pack for important information about bringing a Coach Group to Chichester Festival Theatre.

Need more information?

Please refer to the above Welcome pack or email groups@cft.org.uk