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 Committee and important general information regarding the festival.
Acknowledgements

Ackermans  Music Shop
The Festival Committee gratefully acknowledge the generous support which it receives from the management and staff of Ackermans 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 their Millennium Hall for the Festival Concert.

British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech

Click here to visit the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech Teachers’ Forum

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Dates & Venues 2019 Festival


Dates and venues for the 2019 Festival are now confirmed. Please click here for details.

Festival Dates 2019

Dance Classes in 2019 Festival


We are very sorry but due to unavoidable family commitments and health issues with the dance secretaries unfortunately the Dance section of the 2019 Festival has been cancelled.  It is however our intention to run the Dance Festival again in 2020.

If you have any queries, please email Liz Cruttenden via the ‘Contact’ page of this site.

John Warner  Memorial Award 2018


The 2018 John Warner Memorial Award competition took place on Saturday 14th April at Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester. We were treated to many outstanding performances.  Please click here for a full report.

John Warner Award Report 2018