The Festival of Chichester

The Festival of Chichester is delighted to present an annual festival of culture and entertainment with a truly exciting and varied line each summer, from mid-June to mid-July, combining a brilliant programme of classical music with the best in jazz, blues, folk, rock, pop and world music.

Add thrilling theatre, book events, talks and poetry, exhibitions, walks, tours, cinema, open days and galas and there really is something for everyone. Grounded in the Chichester community, the festival aspires to the stars.

We are pleased to welcome local and international performers of the highest calibre to our historic city. We are delighted to have the continuing support of our distinguished Festival Patron, Dame Patricia Routledge.

Looking forward to Festival 2022

For 2022, we are looking forward to being a leading part of the Season of Culture.

The 2021 festival in retrospective

As the country emerged from the pandemic, the Festival of Chichester returned with a bang. A month-long programme of exciting events – live, virtual and outdoors – ran from 12th June to 11th July.

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