Events for Chichester Festival Theatre

Calendar Girls The Musical

Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

13th November 2019 - 23rd November 2019

Calendar Girls The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth (This Is My Family) is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

This marvellous musical comedy, which comes straight from London’s West End, comes to Chichester starring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers, Hollyoaks), Sue Devaney (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), Julia Hills (2point4 Children, EastEnders), Judy Holt (Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey), Ruth Madoc (Hi-de-Hi!, Little Britain), Lisa Maxwell (The Bill, Loose Women) and Rebecca Storm (Blood Brothers, Annie).

The Gruffalo

Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

3rd December 2019 - 15th October 2019

Inspired by the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood. Songs, laughs and monstrous fun in the much-loved show from Tall Stories. For ages 3+.
Performance times vary, see website for details.

The Wizard of Oz

Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

14th December 2019 - 29th December 2019

When Dorothy runs away from her home in Kansas with her faithful dog Toto, she’s caught up in a terrifying cyclone and finds herself in the strange and magical land of Oz.

There she encounters a host of curious and enchanting characters. Accompanied by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, can Dorothy escape the Wicked Witch of the West, reach the Emerald City and find the mysterious Wizard of Oz?

Don your ruby slippers and join Chichester Festival Youth Theatre as they journey along the yellow brick road in a wonderful adventure for all the family.

This faithful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and features all the beloved songs from the 1939 classic film, including Over the Rainbow, If I Only Had a Brain and We’re Off To See The Wizard.

Lucy Betts, who directed 2018’s Sleeping Beauty, takes the reins again for another stunning festive production from the remarkable CFYT.

Recommended for ages 7+. There will be a Relaxed performance of The Wizard of Oz on 27 December at 2pm.

Moscow City Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

2nd January 2020 - 5th October 2019

Moscow City Ballet return to Chichester with their stunning production of The Sleeping Beauty: an unmissable climax to the festive season, presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra.

The enchanting and romantic story of Princess Aurora, wicked Carabosse, the Lilac Fairy and an array of fairytale characters, is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. This truly magical production showcases the company’s dramatic and lyrical talents.

A Monster Calls

Chichester Festival Theatre

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

6th February 2020 - 15th February 2020

Patrick Ness’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel A Monster Calls (inspired by an idea by Siobhan Dowd) is brought vividly to life in this Olivier Award-winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson.

Thirteen-year-old Conor’s mum is sick, his grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, he is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking, to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.

A dazzling insight into love, life and healing. Suitable for ages 10+.