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Welcome to the Festival of Chichester: 12 June – 11 July 2021

The Festival of Chichester is a month-long celebration of the arts running from mid-June to mid-July each year in the historic city of Chichester. Classical music, rock, blues, jazz, folk, pop, cinema, spoken word, community concerts and shows, arts & crafts, dance, theatre, church, food & drink, walks and tours, sport and a lot more.

We present a truly exciting and varied line up of over 100 events every summer, combining a brilliant programme of classical music with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music.

Find out more about the Festival.

Either browse through the events in chronological order, use the boxes above to narrow down your search, select a category from the menu at the top of the page, or go to the Calendar page to check out what’s on each day.

11 June 2021
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth, on the south west lawn at...
12 June 2021
Tidy St. Art School and Chichester Cathedral are excited to announce Paint Out Masters 2021 (POM21) – an outdoor painting competition taking place across Chichester’s historic Cathedral Quarter, designed to draw out the local artistic talent. Tidy St. Art School...
13 June 2021
A Eucharist with Thanksgiving for the Festival of Chichester at Chichester Cathedral. Organiser: Chichester Cathedral http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/chichestercathedral http://www.twitter.com/chicathedral
13 June 2021
An easy 90-minute stroll with an ITG qualified, knowledgeable Green or Blue Badge guide takes you through Chichester’s past within the historic walls of this beautiful city. From Roman times to the present day, we give an intriguing insight into...
13 June 2021
The Rudes bring you their hilarious and moving new play about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth and how his mother taught him how to find the little door into his imagination through which he learnt to live. How do we...
14 June 2021
An exhibition of hanging wooden teardrops, individually painted by members of Chichester’s refugee and asylum seeker community. A collaboration between Article12Arts, Sanctuary in Chichester and Chichester Cathedral. Free entry. A collaboration between Article12Arts, Sanctuary in Chichester and Chichester Cathedral which...
14 June 2021
Chichester Cathedral’s lunchtime concerts return with a series of organ recitals. Although entry is free, booking is essential and will be made available via the Cathedral’s Ticketsource site. These concerts will also be streamed to the Cathedral website: • Monday...
14 June 2021
A video film for the South Downs Poetry Festival, in association with the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the University of Chichester. Enjoy a stimulating programme of readings, talks and music to commemorate the anniversary of Keats’ death in Rome. Search...
15 June 2021
The Society’s annual exhibition of original and contemporary art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. For more information please visit...
15 June 2021
An online vintage evening with Dawn Gracie playing the nations favourite game! Join from your sofa anywhere in the world! Zoomers can expect Bingo, Quiz, songs from Dawn and plenty of interactive fun. Lots of prizes to be won. This...

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