Chichester Station is a 20 minute walk from the theatre, with regular direct links to London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Gatwick Airport. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant. Call 08457 484950 for timetables and other details or visit nationalrail.co.uk.
Walking from the station (20 minute walk):
Head out of the main entrance towards The Foundry Pub, walk past the pub with it on your left and walk straight on South Street until you come to The Cross (stone monument) which indicates an intersection of four streets. Continue straight ahead up North Street. At the top of North Street is a ring road, take the pedestrian underpass to North Gate Car Park and continue through the car park to reach the Theatre on the far side.
Chichester is easily accessible by road. The M27 and A27 run along the coast, linking Hampshire, Sussex and Kent. The M3, A3, A29, A259 and A24 connect Portsmouth, Southampton, Mid-Sussex and London. Use the map above for directions to Chichester Festival Theatre.
Northgate Car Park is a 900-space pay and display car park next to the Theatre. On matinee days the car park is very busy, so please allow plenty of time. chichester.gov.uk/parking
From 1st April 2017 evening charges were introduced in both Northgate Car Park and New Park Road Car Park. These car parks now charge between 8am and 8pm. Please make sure you have checked the charges boards within the car park and paid the correct charge before leaving your vehicle.
As well as cash, contactless and card payments, you can now pay using the MiPermit app, text message to 60300, online or by phone on 0345 5051155. The location number for Northgate Car Park is 711015. chichester.gov.uk/mipermit
Parking for disabled patrons
Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in Northgate Car Park free of charge. There are 9 non-reservable spaces close to the Theatre entrance. Visit Chichester District Council for other available car parks
There is a 'drop off' area in front of the Festival Theatre which can be accessed from the Broyle Road entrance.
The number 60 operated by Stagecoach stops near the Theatre. Please visit Stagecoach for more information.
The coach drop-off point is outside the Festival Theatre with a coach park in Via Ravenna.
Chichester Festival Theatre is now linked to the city’s cycle lane network and our new bike park accommodates 26 bicycles, located adjacent to the Pimlott Building, just off the Theatre’s access road, off Broyle Road. chichester.gov.uk/cycling
To plan your journey from door to door on public transport visit traveline.info for the quickest route.