Chichester Festival Theatre “Renew”-ed

Chichester Festival Theatre re-opens on 12th July 2014

After an eighteen month closure and a £22m refit, the much loved Chichester Festival Theatre will reopen on July 14th with a production of the  Peter Shaffer play , “Amadeus”.


Rupert Everett

Starring Rupert Everett as Salieri, Joshua McGuire as Mozart and directed by Jonathan Church. This multi award winning play explores the effect of the arrival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on all at the Vienna Court but especially Antonio Salieri. Funny but also thought provoking you watch ambition evolve into self-destruction.

Chichester Festival Theatre was built in 1962 and so had become outdated. The re-fit has concentrated on the technical and backstage areas, as well as rehearsal and administration space so that Chichester can now produce a competitive, up to date theatre production to rival any. The Front of House has not been ignored however, as the Auditorium has new, bigger seats and a steeper rake so that the view of the stage is superb from anywhere. The Foyer has been re-designed with new bars and refreshment areas and Ladies, you will be delighted to know that the number of loos has been doubled!!

From the 11th August the second production will be the fabulous Guys and Dolls starring Peter Polycarpou and Sophie Thompson. Packed with classic songs that will have you singing all the way home, the show runs until 21st September. Book now!

Next on in the Minerva Theatre are two one act plays. Miss Julie by August Strindberg and Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer both directed by Jamie Glover and starring Shaun Evans. There is a fantastic season in store so come down to Bosham and find out what the area has to offer!

Shaun Evans

Shaun Evans


Chichester Festival Theatre productions run in tandem with the Minerva Theatre productions, so come and stay at White Barn for a few days and take in both! We look forward to welcoming you!