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Music, Art and Culture

Attend events and grow your cultural experiences during your time with the University of Chichester.

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Take advantage of local and University events and opportunities throughout your studies.

Visit the Theatre

Watch exceptional performances at student prices

Visit the internationally-recognised Chichester Festival Theatre for high quality shows such as 'Oklahoma!', 'Me and My Girl' and 'Fiddler on the Roof'. As a student you will get discounted tickets for performances, and some departments hold seminars and workshops at the Theatre. The Theatre also attracts high profile guests with the Queen visiting in 2018.

Chichester Cathedral

Celebrate classic architecture and explore the grounds 

Chichester Cathedral is one of the city’s most historic and iconic buildings and is situated in the heart of the city centre. It’s breath-taking architecture has remained for over 900 years, combining medieval features and contemporary artworks. It is home to the impressive Bishop’s Palace Gardens, the perfect place for a picnic. You can visit the Cathedral and explore it’s grounds for free, it is open daily.

Explore Local Galleries

Browse modern art as you settle into the city

Chichester has many fantastic galleries including the Pallant House Gallery, which holds one of the most celebrated collections of twentieth century art in the country, and the Oxmarket Centre of the Arts, which hosts exhibitions by local artists and art organisations.

Local Cinemas in Chichester

Unwind at the cinema

Chichester has two local cinemas which is a perfect way to unwind and relax with friends and see new film releases! Cineworld is situated at Chichester Gate Leisure Complex and Chichester Cinema at New Park.

University Events 

Experience culture on your doorstep


The Music and Theatre departments run free events for students throughout the year including vocal concerts, open piano workshops, cabaret performances, jazz nights and so much more.

Art Exhibitions

The Fine Art department holds exhibitions throughout the year that are free to students. 

Exhibitions are held within our very own St Michaels building on the Bognor Regis campus.

Find out more about our theatre, music and art events.

Guest Speakers 

Learn from industry experts including novelists, actors and screenwriters.

We welcome a range of guest speakers to visit and speak to our students. In the past we have hosted Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, award winning artist Ali Lapper, Peaky Blinders producer Laurie Borg, actress & comedian Catherine Tate, international netball player Geva Mentor CBE and James Bond screenwriter Robert Wade. We have also hosted award-winning novelists, historians and high-profile figures from the law industry.

These talks are free for students.

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