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.


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


How to book
Please email 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 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


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.


Download Festival 2018 Groups' Welcome pack

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


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.


Please refer to the above Welcome pack or email