Curtain Up on Christmas!

| November 2021

Chichester BID and Chichester Festival Theatre have joined forces to bring the magic of the theatre’s Christmas shows to the streets of the city centre.

Taking place on Saturday 11 December, visitors can enjoy a day of music, dance, workshops, storytelling and fantastic giveaways.

To celebrate the arrival of Stick Man to the theatre, families can immerse themselves in Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s delightful tale during the drop-in storytelling sessions at Chichester Library at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.15pm and 2.45pm, with up to 10 families allowed in each session. There will also be a free Stick Man themed trail running in the city throughout December available on the LoyalFree App, which is free to download and hosts a plethora of city centre offers, trails and info.

You can visit the team from Chichester Festival Theatre on East Street, where there will be activities, surprises and fantastic giveaways throughout the day. CFT’s Get Singing choir will also be dropping by to perform show songs from Stick Man while local dancers from Victoria’s Dance School will be delighting audiences with performances inspired by The Nutcracker.

Also joining in the fun and festivities is Pallant House Gallery with special drop-in workshops for families to create their own Christmas cards. The free workshops will be held between 11am – 3pm with all ages welcome to attend. Before taking part, participants can be inspired by the Gallery’s ‘Christmas Greetings by Modern British Artists’, a free festive show that features over 100 original Christmas cards dating from the 1950s to the present day.

Helen Marshall, Vice Chair and CEO of Chichester BID said: “We are delighted to be partnering with two such important local cultural venues to add some extra Christmas magic to the city this December and provide festive and immersive activities for families to enjoy.”

This year’s cracker of a Christmas season at CFT includes: Pinocchio, Stick Man and The Nutcracker. Visit to book.