Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2012. Events which will mark the extraordinary history and optimistic future of the Festival Theatre will include arts exhibitions, a commemorative book by local author Kate Mosse, local free public events, and the creation of a temporary structure Theatre on the Fly which will house new work from Chichester Festival Theatre’s team of graduate directors during Festival 2012.
Simultaneously, Chichester Festival Theatre productions of Singin’ in the Rain, Sweeney Todd, South Downs and The Browning Version and Bingo have opened in London’s West End, allowing the Theatre’s work to be seen by thousands of people beyond the Sussex region.
The year also marks the start of an ambitious campaign, RENEW, to raise the £22 million required to upgrade the Festival Theatre. Planning permission for the major redevelopment of the Grade II * listed building has been granted and local authorities, businesses and the community are supporting the plans which will safeguard the Theatre, and maintain its positive regional economic impact, for many decades to come.