What's on inChichester

Welcome to Chichester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chichester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chichester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

01
MAY
PROFESSOR MINNS DR. BOB & 'THE VOODOO KITCHEN
The Chichester Inn

Prof. David Minns &Dr. Bob Brookes invite you to an evening of Cajun Country & Roots at The Chichester InnProf. David MinnsGuitar VocalsDr. Bob Brookes Harmonica & VocalsJeremy ShermanDobro Lap Steel & VocalsTrevor GrantAcoustic Guitar Dobro…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01903 410276
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02
MAY
Opening Saturday
Goodwood Racecourse

2015 at Goodwood Racecourse gets underway with a hugely enjoyable day showcasing locally‐sourced produce and high‐quality racing to celebrate the new season. Goodwoods very own organic Home Farm will take centre stage together with a bustling pop‐up food market replete with handpicked…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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07
MAY
Musical Evening
Stansted House

Susan Legg brings talented music students from Chichester University to present a varied programme in the elegant Music Room of Stansted House. Free parking. Interval Refreshments. Ring 02392 412 265…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 412265
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08
MAY
CHICHESTER GARDEN SHOW
Chichester City Centre

For the eighth year running the heart of Chichester will come alive in a burst of colour for three days in MayWhat a fantastic chance to find anything and everything for your garden A superb range of top quality plants crafts equipment…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 641306
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08
MAY
Fort Widley Ghost Hunt
Fort Widley

Fort Widley was part of Palmerstons Folly ‐ a civil defense across Portsdown Hill built in 1861 to defend the city from sea and land attack. The Victorian fort has had numerous reported sightings of ghosts over its 146‐year history.During World War…

Location: 12.7 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07516 103947
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10
MAY
Celebrity Cricket Match & Hog Roast
Selsey Cricket Club

Following last years success when the Selsey Comets played the Lashings All Stars for the Sir Patrick Moore cup this we welcome the Thespian Thunderers to play for the Sir Patrick Moore cup in Sunday 10th May for a 1.00 pm start.The…

Location: 6.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 602148
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21
MAY
May Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

Set your pulses racing and kick summer off in style as the eyes of the racing world turn towards the Sussex Downs. The May Festival provides a feast of racing over three thrilling days as thoroughbred athletes look to enhance their reputations.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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23
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle

It is 1475 and Edward IV is King of England. Once again tensions have arisen between England and France. Seeing an opportunity a French force has crossed the channel seized the Kings Ordinance artillery and surrounded the castle at Arundel. The French…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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23
MAY
Chris Difford
Cellars at Eastney

Chris Difford at Cellars at Eastney in Southsea on Saturday 23 May 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Set on the American Lawn at Arundel Castle this day will be an opportunity to meet historical characters who will bring the past to life. With the Yarnsmith of Norwich Story Teller have‐a‐go fencing archery a face painter and a chance to…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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05
JUN
Three Friday Nights - 2manydjs
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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06
JUN
Madness
Fratton Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 12.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
Sunday School
Goodwood Racecourse

For a great family day out as well as an action‐packed afternoon of horseracing this fixture features hands‐on workshops farrier demonstrations a chance to walk the course trips to the race start and a behind‐the‐scenes tour of the racecourse and weighing room.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 216611
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12
JUN
Comedy All Stars
Barton Hall Horndean Technology College

Hosted by James Alderson this show continues to prove that big names want to come down to little ol Horndean for a terrific night of laughterHeadliner Tom Stade is confirmedAs seen on Daves One Night Stand Live At The Apollo Michael McIntyres…

Location: 11.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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12
JUN
Three Friday Nights - Gorgon City
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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13
JUN
Town Crier's Competition
Arundel Castle

OYEZ OYEZ Arundel welcomes town criers from across England for a national competition.Their voices will be booming across the grounds of Arundel Castle to be assessed for sustained volume clarity diction and inflection.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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19
JUN
Three Friday Nights - Idris Elba
Goodwood Racecourse

World‐famous DJs a spectacular laser show and horseracing under the summer sun combine to create a series of unmissable nights at Goodwood Racecourse. This year sees 2manydjs take to the decks on Friday 5 June with Gorgon City performing on Friday 12…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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20
JUN
Mustering for Agincourt
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Representing the historical forces of the Earl of Arundel the knights squires archers and men‐at‐arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in preparation for the 1415 campaign of Henry V to defeat the French forces. The…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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25
JUN
Festival of Speed
Goodwood House

The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the worlda unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars stars and motor sport royalty to create a car culture event of epic proportions. Held…

Location: 3.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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05
JUL
Jaguar Day
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Arundel Castle will welcome the West Sussex Region of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club on Sunday 5th July. Visitors will be able to enjoy a display of these stunning automobiles from Classic Jaguars through to modern supercars and speak…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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11
JUL
Privateers & Revolutionaries Weekend
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ Napoleon Bonaparte has escaped from his captivity on Elba and has been restored as Emperor of France. Mobilising the French armies he is seeking to reinstate France as the dominant country in Europe. Many in England are discontented…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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12
JUL
Classic Cars Gathering
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ an opportunity for Classic Car enthusiasts to display view and enjoy a wide variety of classic and sporting cars dating from the earliest aeons of popular motoring through to recent supercars.…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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17
JUL
Lakeside Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza
Lakeside

Friday 1720 July 2015from £259 pp 3 nights half board in standard accommodation. Booking code RNR15.Featuring: The FirebirdsJoey & The JiversBernie Woods & The Forest FiresRockin The JointJeromes JetsettersGreggi GStompin SteveMidnight ShiftIan and SuzanneTo book telephone Lakeside on…

Location: 8.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01252 793430
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21
JUL
Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week
Arundel Castle

Under the shadow of the mighty Castle experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.Set within an authentic Medieval…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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28
JUL
Qatar Goodwood Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

This iconic five‐day festival affectionately known as Glorious Goodwood will welcome the worlds very best horses and jockeys to the South Downs. From the £1million Qatar Sussex Stakes to the grace and beauty of Ladies Day Glorious Goodwood is the sporting and…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 216611
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09
AUG
Beer Rounders & Hog Roast
Selsey Cricket Club

As part of Selsey Festival 2015 Selsey Cricket Club will be hosting the popular Beer and Rounders day on Sunday August 9th.This is a great day out for all the Family.Sponsored by M S J Jewellery Services Ltd and Game Set &…

Location: 6.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 604924
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09
AUG
MG Car Club - SVW Register
Arundel Castle

New for 2015 ‐ The SVW Register is part of the MG Car Club. The Register was established for the SA VA and WA types that are collectively known as SVW dating from early 1936 to late 1939.We are expecting between 30…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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22
AUG
Life in a Medieval Castle
Arundel Castle

To commemorate the 800th Signing of the Magna Carta Life in a Medieval Castle portrays the rolesof both rich and poor military and domestic in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King John. Combat craft weapons and…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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28
AUG
August Bank Holiday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

Held over three magical days this enchanting 1950s‐themed event rekindles the nostalgic Summer holidays of yesteryear to create the ultimate family day out. A fabulous choice of entertainment includes live music and traditional fairground rides as well as a spectacular fireworks display…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 216611
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29
AUG
History in Action (Multi-period)
Arundel Castle

Set on the Lower Lawns of Arundel Castle the tented encampments of Raven Tor Living History Group and the Company of St Barbara will reflect 2000 years of local and castle history in crafts costume and combat displays. An opportunity to meet…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903 882173
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Tourist Attractions


Goodwood House

Goodwood combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. Still owned and lived in by the Earl and Countess of March and their young children, this unique Sussex house provides a stunning setting for one of the most significant private…

Chichester Cathedral

For nearly 1000 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doorsworshippers, seekers, people with every kind of need.The history of Chichester Cathedral begins in 681 when Saint Wilfred brought Christianity to Sussex and established a Cathedral in Selsey, a small community south of…

Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd

Bowling at Arun District Indoor Bowling Club Ltd in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on 01243866261 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Avisford Park

Avisford Park ‐ golf course in Arundel, West Sussex.Contact the golf course on telephone number 01243 554611 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Avisford Park golf courseclub.…

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade

Beachcomber Amusement Arcade ‐ Amusement Park in Chichester, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243602907 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd

Bognor Pier Leisure Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243820531 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Chichester? See our list of attractions in Chichester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 25/04/2015 20:26:48