Chichester University has a longstanding commitment to dance and the performing arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ShowRoom’s role as a receiving venue and a teaching space reflects the Universities work in this area.
The ShowRoom is an important marker on the contemporary arts map – for both touring work and as a place where artists and audiences can meet at the exciting point when work is being developed.
The ShowRoom presents contemporary dance and performance by the best touring companies working on the small scale. Alongside ‘finished’ pieces, the venue has a commitment to providing a space where artists can test and experiment to create unique experiences.
St Thomas à Becket Church, sometimes referred to as St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church and known until 1796 as the Church of Our Lady, is the Church of England parish church of Warblington in Hampshire, England. It was founded in the Saxon era, and some Anglo-Saxon architecture survives.
St Peter’s Place is the Church Hall for the Church of St Peter and St Mary in Fishbourne, West Sussex. It enjoys a peaceful setting adjoining the church, overlooks Fishbourne Meadows and shares the same car park. It was completed at the end of February 2015 and since that time has proven to be a very popular venue for a number of different uses and activities.
The school offers musical tuition and stages regular performances by professional musicians. Its aim is to promote classical music on all levels. The school offers musical tuition and stages regular performances by professional musicians. As well as providing a dedicated venue for rehearsals and performances by local musicians and music groups, The Regis School of Music is actively involved in organising and supporting music Festivals and competitions.
At present, the school provides individual music lessons to over 70 junior students on piano, violin, cello flute, recorder, vocal and classical guitar, runs several ensembles for adults, hosts regular series of Sunday Afternoon Recitals, supports three music festivals, including its own Summer Festival in June, and is home to the West Sussex Guitar Club (www.westsussexguitar.com) with a programme of club evenings and professional recital series given by celebrated musicians.
Regis School of Music is the official centre for music examinations held once a term by each of three Examining Boards: The Associated Board of Royal School of Music, The Trinity-Guildhall, and The London College of Music.
The Weald & Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture-perfect setting. We are a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95, there is something for everyone!
What better way to enjoy your summer evening with friends and family! Our summer programme of theatre runs from June–September each year.
Relax and unwind in the hazy evening light and enjoy a variety of summer theatre. We look forward to welcoming you to the Weald & Downland Living Museum, to watch live theatre set against the backdrop of our beautiful open-air site.
This beautiful medieval banqueting hall is the perfect location for large dinners, receptions, conferences and lectures. Fully equipped with audio/visual equipment, this versatile space can accommodate private dining for 60 – 100 guests.
Restaurant with live events.
Situated in the heart of Chichester City Centre, The Guildhall radiates romance and charm. With plenty of natural light, a beautiful stone floor and grand opening entrance, The Guildhall adds a touch of fairytale to any event.
It’s a Grade 1 listed building with a rich history which dates back to 1282, which dominates the beautiful grounds of Priory Park.
The Guildhall was built in the 1270s by the Franciscans and is more interesting from the outside (and open more often) than the inside. Although the Guildhall houses some of the Chichester District Museum’s collection it is open very rarely.
For many years the Guildhall served a central role in the government of Chichester and has witnessed many dramatic moments. These include the trial of the great mystic poet and artist William Blake, who was accused of treason for no other reason than forcibly ejecting a drunken soldier from the garden of his house in Felpham – although his sympathies with revolutionaries in France and America might have had more than a little to do with the authorities’ over-reaction to this trifling matter.
On a happier note, on Saturdays throughout the summer Chichester Guildhall makes a backdrop for hundreds of happy wedding photographs for people who have just got married in the registry office round the corner in North Street.
The Council House is a Grade II listed building steeped in history in the heart of Chichester City Centre. The Assembly Room and Ante Room were added to the Council House between 1781-1783. It is one of four rooms for hire in this building.
The Assembly Room was built by Thomas Andrews, a local builder, to the design of James Wyatt. It is designed as a double cube with an apse at the east end with four fireplaces, two on each side, each with a niche above. The room was opened in October 1783 and remains one of the few eighteenth-century assembly rooms in the country still used as a place for meetings and concerts.
The Assembly Room (c.1782) is on the first floor of the building and has the benefit of a stage which can be used for concerts, etc.
The room has a wooden floor with four fireplaces (not in use) with niches over the mantels which are individually lit. It is one of the few eighteenth-century assembly rooms in the country that is still used for meetings and concerts.
The room capacity is 180 persons seated or 120 persons seated plus tables (e.g. Wedding Receptions).
The room is suitable for Weddings and Partnership Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Concerts, Conferences, Fairs, Exhibitions, etc. It is accessed by the main staircase or lift.
St Pancras is a lively and growing Evangelical Anglican Church in the centre of Chichester. We meet for contemporary worship and biblical teaching on Sundays, and in small groups mid-week.
Pallant House Gallery is one of Britain’s most distinctive modern art museums. It tells the story of British art from 1900 to now through original exhibitions and a world-class collection. In its 20 galleries, housed in an historic Queen Anne townhouse with a striking contemporary extension, you can see the work of Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, John Piper, Eduardo Paolozzi and many more greats from the history of modern art. Visit the Gallery’s website to find out about their seasonal exhibitions and their lively programme of talks, workshops and family events.
A friendly performance venue in the heart of Bognor Regis, with a mixture of professional and community programming. Enjoy a range of entertainment from dance, musicals, drama, music and family events.
The Oxmarket Gallery is a volunteer-run charity whose mission is to promote art and support artists in a professional and inclusive manner.
We provide a range of accessible exhibition spaces for artists, both emerging and local, and art societies and groups, whether national or local. In addition we curate exhibitions and run competitions designed to encourage artists to develop their practice. Our art policy is designed to promote high-quality work.
All our exhibitions, over 150 every year, are free to the public, to encourage people in our community to engage with art. We attract over 30,000 visits a year. Most of the work on show is for sale too, so you can buy affordable, unique artworks all year round at the Oxmarket.
We are housed in a magnificent Grade II* listed, medieval church in the heart of Chichester and have parking right on our doorstep. The deconsecrated church was converted to an arts centre in the early seventies and has been run as a charity ever since.
The aim of the New Park Community Centre is to provide a positive and welcoming community centre for people of all ages to enjoy. The New Park Community Centre has a long history behind it, from when it was first built as a school in 1887 to the present day which has seen a whole new building developed and constructed.
All our rooms and halls are available for hire to individuals, organisations and community groups, for training sessions, art, music and drama groups, sports activities, community events, private parties and special occasions.
Holy Trinity Church in Bosham is the oldest known place of worship in West Sussex, lying at the heart of the idyllic coastal village of Bosham, at the foot of the stunning South Downs National Park, near to Chichester and neighbour to the villages of Fishbourne, Chidham and West Ashling.
Christ Church is a loving, and vibrant Christian community in the heart of Chichester. We are a joint Methodist and United Reformed Church. Our regular Sunday family services are at 10:30. Children leave the service part-way through to take part in age-specific activities, except on the 2nd Sunday of the month where we stay together for all-age worship.