Chichester Players is the local amateur dramatic society for Chichester and the surrounding areas. It has a large body of members, ranging from older children and teenagers to those in their 80s. It also caters for an equally wide variety of abilities, with a number of talented and experienced performers as well as those who rely more on enthusiasm than any acting skill.

The Players put on three plays a year, in Spring, in early Summer and at Christmas, and hold rehearsals on Mondays and Thursdays on most weeks between September and June; since 2013 a small-scale, and sometimes experimental, production has also been mounted in late summer/early autumn. Most rehearsals and performances take place at the New Park Centre, which is shown on the map on the Contacts us page of this website.

New members are always very welcome, whether they have years of theatrical experience or none at all; there is always room for those who prefer to help off stage, with set & costume design, set construction, dressmaking, programme selling, poster design, stage management and a host of other necessary, but often unglamorous tasks. Anyone interested should contact the Membership secretary, Pammi Haylett by email at

We are lucky enough to have an extensive wardrobe from which costumes can be hired at reasonable rates. Those interested should contact Gillian Montgomery on 01243 262687.

Chichester Players is a member of NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

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Chichester Players is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 05735140. Registered Office: New Park Community & Arts Centre, New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY. A charity registered in England and Wales (1149929).