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 (free after 6pm). On matinee days the car park is very busy, so please allow plenty of time.
2016 Chichester Park and Ride Service
From Saturday 3 December, Chichester Council will be running a free Park and Ride service. The route starts from the Chichester College car park, and then continues into the city centre with drop-off and pick-up points from the following locations:
Eastgate (opposite the Cattle Market car park), Northgate (the lay-by on Oakland's Way) and the Chichester Cathedral.
The service will operate 8am-6pm Saturday 3, 10, 17 plus 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 December, and 9.30am-5.30pm Sunday 4, 11, 18 December.
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
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.