Food and drink

With our light and comfortable interior spaces and outdoor seating on the terrace overlooking Oaklands Park, the Festival Theatre is a lovely environment to relax in, whether you’re seeing a show, having lunch with friends, or grabbing a coffee while browsing with our free Wi-Fi.

Caper & Berry have provided excellent catering for Chichester Festival Theatre since 2014. They are dedicated to serving freshly produced food and drink wherever possible from local and regional suppliers, and have a specialist team experienced in providing efficient and professional service. 

We, and our caterers, look forward to welcoming you.

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The Café

The Café in the Festival Theatre is a great spot for a good coffee or light lunch, and also serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, delicious cakes, and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Opening times
Monday to Saturday from 10am until the end of the interval of the evening performance. On non-performance days The Café closes at 5pm.

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The Foyle Terrace

Overlooking Oaklands Park, The Foyle Terrace offers a glorious vantage point to enjoy lighter bites prior to performances. Choose from freshly made pizzas and delicious quiches to tasty jacket potatoes, chunky sausage rolls and a selection of salads. 

View a sample Foyle Terrace menu

Opening times 
Open 90 minutes before the performance, providing even more opportunity to grab a drink or a light bite.

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Bars

The Foyle Terrace and Bar offers a selection of locally produced spirits, ales and lagers and wine by the glass or bottle. Treat yourself to a bottle of the award-winning Wiston sparkling wine before the show, and we can keep it chilled until the interval.

Opening times  Open 90 minutes before the performance, providing even more opportunity to grab a drink or a light bite. 

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The Brasserie

The Brasserie on the ground floor of the Minerva Theatre is open for pre-show dining in new stylish and elegant surroundings. The restaurant serves a contemporary British menu using local and seasonal ingredients as well as an excellent choice of wines.

View a sample Brasserie menu

Opening times:
12pm - 2.30pm (1.15pm latest booking) on matinee days and from 5pm for evening performances.


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The Minerva Bar & Grill

The Minerva Bar & Grill upstairs provides a more relaxed atmosphere, and offers both main meals and lighter food options.

View a sample Minerva Bar and Grill menu 

View a sample Dessert Menu

12pm - 2.30pm on matinee days and from 5pm for evening performances.

Book a table online using the calendar or alternatively email dining@cft.org.uk or call 01243 782219 (booking line open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm).

Late Night Bites

Your visit doesn’t have to end at the final bows. Join us after the evening show in the Minerva Bar & Grill for a drink with friends, or sample one of our mezze boards, light options and desserts. Our range of local ales, lagers, wines and spirits, including our extensive gin menu, offers plenty to choose from.

View a sample Post Show Menu

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