The entry window for this year’s Festival of Chichester is now open

Some good news at last! As promised, the entry window for this year’s Festival of Chichester is now open. We invite event organisers to submit their entries.

We are looking forward to the 2021 Festival of Chichester, which will run between 12 June and 11 July, hoping to be able to return to a lively, eclectic programme of arts events supplemented by outdoor and online events. We hope that you will be able to join us as we put together a special festival for special times, one to lift the spirits, celebrate the arts and bring people together again.

We are keeping things flexible so that event organisers can judge the point when they feel confident enough to submit an event, so the entry window will stay open during March and April. The aim is to have a box office launch for tickets sales on 1 May.

We will monitor how any restrictions over Covid-19 might affect the festival. All event organisers must take full responsibility to follow any government guidance in place at the time. If the national situation means we won’t be able to progress to a full live festival in 2021, we’ll be planning a new kind of mixed festival, perhaps also including some open-air events or socially distanced gatherings and virtual events, depending on the rules applicable at the time.

For 2021, we are introducing a new online entry system designed to streamline the process. Please go to the buttons at the top right-hand corner of the website to access this.