The Festival box office is now open

Last night there was a celebration of the opening of the Festival of Chichester’s tenth season at our box office in The Novium in Chichester. Watch a short video.

The Festival of Chichester is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a spectacular lineup of local talent and visiting stars.

The festival is run entirely by volunteers as a registered charity and to mark the anniversary this year, it is one of the key organisations in the Chichester District’s Culture Spark!

The festival will run from 11 June to 10 July and features world-class orchestras such as Jess Gillam (saxophone) and the London Mozart Players, and star cellist Leonard Elschenbroich playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, both at the Cathedral.

Also at the Cathedral will be legendary Liverpudlian poet Roger McGough in Poetry and Music, which marks the bicentenary of the Sussex Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a book talk by renowned best-selling author Elly Griffiths.

There are two Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry winners, Grace Nichols and John Agard, appearing in the Poetry & Jazz Cafe with top jazz musicians Julian Stringle (clarinet) and Dominic Ashworth (guitar) at the Assembly Room.

Exciting theatre is in the pipeline with the Lord Chamberlain’s Men performing Shakespeare’s As You Like It on Cathedral Green and the Rude Mechanical Theatre performing Gods and Dogs at Halnaker. The festival fringe is bigger and better this year with lots of entertaining acts.

There are over 100 events spanning all forms of music, theatre, spoken word, art and craft, community concerts, open days, walks and tours and so much more to highlight the talents of the Chichester community.

Buy your tickets by either visiting these web pages or heading directly to the box office.