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“A great theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre
Oaklands Park, Chichester, England
+44 1243 781312
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Chichester
Type: Theaters
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“A great theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Now quite simply the best theatre in England outside London replacing Stratford where the RSC has been in a ten year decline.
Arturo Ui and Absurd Person Singular stood out in a 50th anniversary programme that marked the theatre's best season in memory.

Visited September 2012
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Anthony and Cleopatra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My friend went into the booking office on Wednesday for last minute tickets as this production was nearly at an end. She requested tickets for the next evening's (Thursday) performance. So off we went last night, excited to be able to see Kim Cattrall and Michael Pennington in the lead roles. When we got into the theatre, we saw there were people sitting in our seats. We spoke to the usher who took one look at the tickets and said 'you should have been here last night!' It was a bit of a shock as the booking office had issued tickets for the wrong performance. Luckily, the theatre was not full, and she very quickly organised seats for us in an even better position than we had paid for - great customer service that turned a negative into a positive. The performance was really good too, a wonderful experience, thank you.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The best theatre outside London (and sometime better than London)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

In a country famed for its theatrical talent, the Chichester Festival Theatre competes for quality with the best London can offer. During the last season, five productions went on to London's West End where they were huge successes. Just completing a big fund raising, the theatre is about to undergo refurbishment under its 'Renew' project. This will, amongst other things, improve the back stage facilities hugely.

Visited September 2012
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Sonoma, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“TERRIFIC !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Had an opportunity to see a play here in May and it was a fabulous presentation, The Way of the World. It was a period piece set in the 18th Century and the costuming was SPLENDID! What amazing creations! Not to mention the superb acting. And, the value for the cost! A must do when you are there!

Visited May 2012
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West Sussex
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Well laid out theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

You can't get a bad seat in this theatre - staff are firndly and there is a nice outdoor terrace for drinks pre-theatre in the summer.

Visited August 2012
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