Chichester Station is a 20 minute walk from the theatre, with regular direct links to London Victoria, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Gatwick Airport. Trains to London Waterloo connect at nearby Havant. Call 08457 484950 for timetables and other details or visit nationalrail.co.uk.
Walking from the station (20 minute walk):
Head out of the main entrance towards The Foundry Pub, walk past the pub with it on your left and walk straight on South Street until you come to The Cross (stone monument) which indicates an intersection of four streets. Continue straight ahead up North Street. At the top of North Street is a ring road, take the pedestrian underpass to North Gate Car Park and continue through the car park to reach the Theatre on the far side.
Northgate Car Park is a 900-space pay and display car park next to the Theatre which charges from 8am until 8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am until 5pm on Sundays. In addition to cash, contactless and card payments, you can also pay using the MiPermit app. chichester.gov.uk/mipermit
On matinee days Northgate car park can get very busy as it is well placed for city centre shoppers in addition to Theatre patrons. Please allow plenty of time to park and consider alternative car parks in Chichester.
Parking for disabled patrons:
Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in Northgate Car Park free of charge. There are 9 non-reservable spaces close to the Theatre entrance. Visit Chichester District Council for other available car parks.
There is a 'drop off' area in front of the Festival Theatre which can be accessed from the Broyle Road entrance.
The number 60 operated by Stagecoach stops near the Theatre. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website
The coach drop-off point is outside the Festival Theatre with a coach park in Via Ravenna.
Chichester Festival Theatre is now linked to the city’s cycle lane network and our new bike park accommodates 26 bicycles, located adjacent to the Pimlott Building, just off the Theatre’s access road, off Broyle Road.