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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre, located in Chichester, Sussex, England, was designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962. Subsequently the smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built nearby in 1989.
The inaugural Artistic Director was Sir Laurence Olivier, and it was at Chichester that the first National Theatre company was formed. Chichester's productions would transfer to the NT's base at the Old Vic in London. The opening productions in 1962 were: The Chances by John Fletcher which opened on 3 July; The Broken Heart, by John Ford, opened 9 July; Uncle Vanya, by Anton Chekov, opened 16 July. Among the actors in the opening season were: Lewis Casson, Fay Compton, Joan Greenwood, Rosemary Harris, Kathleen Harrison, Keith Michell, André Morell, John Neville, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Michael Redgrave, Athene Seyler, Sybil Thorndike and Peter Woodthorpe.
The Festival Season runs from April to September and includes productions from classics to contemporary writing and musicals.
During this time the theatre also puts on outdoor promenade performances and organises other festival events including cabaret and comedy nights. A range of events is designed to add to the experience of visiting the theatre, including platform events, family days and talks.

Get involved with shows at the Chichester Festival Theatre:
Technical roles for South Pacific

We are looking for: Director , Producer , Sound Designer , Composer , Choreographer , Photographer , Editor , Production Manager , Stage Manager 

    Contact Random Contact 99 before 3rd Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.

    Designer roles for The Producers

    We are looking for: Supreme Artistic Overlord, Set Designer 

      Contact Random Contact 22, before 4th Aug 2021 16:07 for more details.


      Chichester Festival Theatre 20:06 on 31st May Facebook

      Hi @Camdram! Chichester Festival Theatre has some great news! We're performing Surviving Panto.

      Chichester Festival Theatre 21:15 on 28th May Facebook

      Chichester Festival Theatre is excited to announce Pirates of Oxford.

      Chichester Festival Theatre 21:21 on 27th May Facebook

      Chichester Festival Theatre is excited to announce A Streetcar Named Amsterdam.

      Chichester Festival Theatre 21:55 on 22nd May Facebook

      Hi @Camdram! Chichester Festival Theatre wants you to buy tickets for The End of Addenbrooke's.


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      Past shows

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