Festival of Chichester Chichester

An Annual Festival of the arts in Chichester featuring live music and theatre, poetry,book events and much more

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The Festival of Chichester takes place each summer, and in 2022 celebrates it’s 10th anniversary!


A relatively undiscovered gem, this festival is a must for arts-lovers, with a brilliant programme jam-packed with of over 100 events. Expect sensational live music from big names from the world of classical music along with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music. Experience theatre, book events, talks and poetry, exhibitions, walks, tours, cinema, open days and galas. The Festival is grounded in the Chichester community but aspires to the stars, and each year is thrilled to welcome local and international performers of the highest calibre.


Tickets go on sale each Spring. Keep up to date on the Festival website.



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An image showing St Mary's church, Stoughton, West Sussex

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A view of the pond at Weald & Downland Living Museum

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