Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech 
Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

The Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech was founded in 1955, to encourage and promote the performing arts for all age groups, and especially for the young. The Festival is a Registered Charity, number 1040782, and is affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.


President  

Ron Williams


Patrons

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Chichester

The Chairman of Chichester District Council

The Right Worshipful The Mayor of Bognor Regis

John Rank


Chairman

Jenifer Pressdee, LGSM, ANEA (Stage Technique)


Please follow these links to see the Rules and Conditions regarding entry to and participation in the Festival, our policy on compliance with Child Protection measures, details of our Privacy Policy, Committee and important general information regarding the festival.
Acknowledgements

Ackerman  Music Shop
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support which it receives from the management and staff of Ackerman Music, 42 West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RP. (Tel. (01243) 781844).

National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (Chichester)
The Festival Committee acknowledge the support of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (Chichester)

Rotary Clubs
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The Rotary Clubs of Chichester, Chichester Priory and Chichester Harbour

Chichester City Council
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the support of Chichester City Council

Bassil Shippam & Alsford Trust
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Bassil Shippam & Alsford Trust

Westbourne House School
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the provision of the Millennium Hall.

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We are delighted to announce our partnership with Chichester Festival Theatre offering financial support from our Hilda Jackman Memorial Fund to help young people in the youth theatre.  

Dates and Venues 2020 Festival


We are still working on the final arrangements for some of our sections and for the Festival concert, but please click here to see date and venue information in as complete a form as possible at this time. Missing information will be added as soon as we have it.

Festival Dates 2020

Dance Classes in the 2020 Festival


We are delighted to announce that Dance classes will again be held in our 2020 Festival after their omission last year.

Entry will be possible on-line in common with our Music and Speech classes.  Please note that, in view of the enormous popularity of Dance in previous years’ Festivals, we feel that a maximum number of entries to each class must be set.  That number will be 30 per class.  We recommend that you submit your entries as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please check our website regularly for news of access to our on-line entry system.