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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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Chichester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Chichester

26
APR
Pop up cinema, Goodbye Christopher Robin PG
St George's Church Hall, Waterlooville

This historical drama details the relationship between childrens author A.A. Milne Domhnall Gleeson and his son Christopher Robin played at various ages by Will Tilston and Alex Lawther which was changed forever when Milne used his child and his stuffed animals as…

Location: 11.5 milesaway
Category: Film / Cinema

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28
APR
The Solent Male Voice Choir
St. John's Church

The Raw Singers will be our guests in a concert in aid of St. Wilfrids New Hospice Appeal.Tickets £7 include a glass of wine in the interval.…

Location: 5.7 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 214146
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01
MAY
Allium Extravaganza
Arundel Castle

During May & June 2018 eruptions of pom‐pom headed alliums will burst into bloom at Arundel Castle.Exploding into flower with bright blooms towering over neighbouring plants its easy to see why alliums are a firm favourite with the nations gardeners and nicknamed…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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03
MAY
PALMYRA
The ShowRoom

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath and beyond civilisation.Following an extended unanimously‐acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01243 816000
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05
MAY
Littlehampton Town Artisan Market
Littlehampton High Street

Artists local producers & creators artisan craft makers antiquesantiquarian books busking performance and all the colourful characters which make up the local coastline & downlands around us along the South Coast.We will be very open & keen for buskers and performers to…

Location: 10.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01903 722666
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05
MAY
Opening Saturday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

Enjoy quality racing at the worlds most beautiful racecourse as the Goodwood season gets off to a flying start with an action‐packed afternoon on the picturesque Sussex Downs. Under 18s go free. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
MAY
The Boy Who Bit Picasso
The Assembly Room

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity. We have a global network of local Societies which connects people to the arts and to each other.We are hoping to open an evening Society in Chichester to complement the existing daytime ones.To…

Location: 0.6 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02074 300730
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14
MAY
James Alderson Presents....
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

James Alderson comes back to The Spring with more hilarity and 5 comedians trying out new material from the comedy circuit including Soccer AMs Llloyd Griffith fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his arena tour. Theres always a chance that some more…

Location: 8.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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19
MAY
A Royal Celebration Concert
St. John's Church, Rowlands Castle

The Southsea Salvation Army Band and The Solent Male Voice Choir entertain in a celebratory concert.…

Location: 9.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392 410111
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24
MAY
Musical Evening at Stansted
Stansted House

Michael Winter & Friends present a varied programme of vocal and instrumental music in the elegant Edwardian Music Room of Stansted House.Interval refreshments included.Easy parking right outside The House accessible via the North Entrance Offices…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02392412265o ption4
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24
MAY
Festival of Food & Racing at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A fabulous combination of award‐winning food and thrilling racing. The Food Festival includes organic produce from Goodwood Home Farm and award‐winning fare from local artisan suppliers. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 07969 194859
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26
MAY
Castle Siege
Arundel Castle

A firm family favourite this three‐day event will cover all aspects of a 15th century siege. Forces from England and France will enter into conflict twice a day using replica medieval canons archers fully armoured knights and men at arms to try…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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31
MAY
Living History Day
Arundel Castle

Meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Surgeon. Theres a range of have‐a‐go activities for all ages including archery for the over 8s plus meet the falconer a face painter and a story teller. History has…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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01
JUN
Three Friday Nights
Goodwood Racecourse

A unique combination of racing music and dancing to create a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy evening racing followed by a set from a world‐famous DJ and a spectacular laser show. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 755055
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01
JUN
West Dean Arts and Craft Festival
West Dean College and Gardens

The Arts and Craft Festival offers the opportunity to buy high quality crafts and prints watch demonstratiosn get hands‐on in workshops and drop‐in sessions and view installations from emerging artists. West Dean House is also open where alongside the historic collection discover…

Location: 5.3 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01243 818210
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08
JUN
The Garden Show at Stansted Park
Stansted Park

A perfect event to find all you need for your garden and homefind out more about the show and the venueA great opportunity to explore whats on the doorstep; source new talent designers and artisans. Browse affordable and handpicked stands. With specialist…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 538456
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08
JUN
Three Friday Nights at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A unique combination of racing music and dancing to create a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy evening racing followed by a set from a world‐famous DJ and a spectacular laser show. Visit goodwood.com for tickets.…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
JUN
Family Race Day at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

A great family day out with traditional entertainment a fairground behind‐the‐scenes racecourse tours trips to the race start and an action‐packed afternoon of horseracing. Under 18s go free. Visit goodwood.com for tickets. …

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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14
JUN
Petersfield Orchestra Summer Concert 2018
Petersfield Festival Hall

Music director Mark Biggins promises to set the Hall alight with Rossinis ever‐popular Thieving Magpie Overture the Concerto for clarinet and viola by Max Bruch which deserves to be as popular as his Violin Concerto and Beethovens mighty Third Symphony called the…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07833 587613
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23
JUN
Four Nations Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The knights squires and men at arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will meet in a medieval foot tournament representing four historical nations.Alongside the tournament visitors can also enjoy storytelling falconry have‐a‐go archery for the over 8s as well…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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29
JUN
Comedy All Stars 29th June
Barton Hall

James Alderson brings three more amazing comedians to the Horndean stage blending well known faces rising stars and comedy legends to make a fantastic show at the biggest comedy club in the southThis show is no exception Lee Macks official tour support…

Location: 11.6 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07736 326326
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14
JUL
Norman Knights Tournament
Arundel Castle

This weekend will see a tournament of Norman foot combat held on the upper grounds of Arundel Castle. Along with a tented encampment which will include a variety of crafts and demonstrations of the period as well as a falconry display have‐a‐go‐archery…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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24
JUL
International Jousting and Medieval Tournament
Arundel Castle

The undisputed highlight of Arundel Castles events calendarthe International Jousting and Medieval Tournamentis this year celebrating its tenth anniversary and promising the biggest and best contest to date. Competitors from around the world will be taking part in…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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30
JUL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Stansted Park

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 7.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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31
JUL
Qatar Goodwood Festival
Goodwood Racecourse

This glamorous world‐famous five‐day festivalpopularly known as Glorious Goodwoodis the seasons undoubted highlight. Over 100000 people flock to the worlds most beautiful racecourse to enjoy the £1million Sussex Stakes Ladies Day and other unforgettable highlights. Visit goodwood.com for…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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10
AUG
Chilli Fiesta
West Dean Gardens

Whats onLive music including DJs and Latin bandsLatin dance demonstrations and workshops with professional dancersBrowse over 140 stalls offering chilli gifts plants seeds and produceLos Amigos champagne cider and cocktail barsChildrens funfairWorkshopsCampingExplore the gardens…

Location: 5.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01243 818210
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18
AUG
Family History Weekend
Arundel Castle

Set within the upper grounds of Arundel Castle the Family History Weekend will be an opportunity to meet a variety of historical characters such as a Knight Pirate and Medieval Scribe. With have‐a‐go activities including archery mini catapults and a craft tent…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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24
AUG
August Bank Holiday at Goodwood Racecourse
Goodwood Racecourse

From a breathtaking fireworks display on the Friday evening after racing to heaps of family fun on Saturday and Sunday this magical three‐day fixture rekindles the nostalgic 1950s summer holidays of yesteryear with a traditional fairground and replica beach front. Visit goodwood.com…

Location: 4.6 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01243 755055
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25
AUG
12,000 Years of Combat
Arundel Castle

The tented encampments of five renowned living history groups and many individual historical re‐enactors will reflect over 12000 years of local and Castle history with crafts costume and combat displays from the Stone Age to the Victoriansand almost everything in…

Location: 10 milesaway
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01903882173 ext230
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31
AUG
PETERSFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR
Festival Hall

Every February and September the Festival Hall fills with enthusiastic buyers and sellers of authentic Antiques and Fine Art including furniture paintings jewellery porcelain silver and Objets from Tudor oak to art deco lighting All are authenticated by teams of experts and…

Location: 13.8 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01825 744074
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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…

J H Q

SnookerPool Hall at J H Q in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on 01243 841079 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

Vision

Vision Nightclub in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243 863786 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Thursdays

Thursdays Nightclub in Chichester, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243 786170 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Gala Clubs

Play Bingo at Gala Clubs in Bognor Regis, West Sussex.Contact venue on telephone number 01243 866035 for opening times, entrance costs, Bingo membership information and prize money.…

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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: 18/04/2018 17:00:24