Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex

Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex
Photograph taken 1962 - 1980 © Historic England Archive ref: AA98/06986

The exterior of the Chichester Festival Theatre, showing its hexagonal design and reinforced-concrete construction. Founded by local opthalmist Leslie Evershed-Martin, it was built in 1961-2 by Powell & Moya. It was the first theatre in Britian to have an open stage with the audience seated on three sides.

Location

West Sussex Chichester

Period

1960s (1960 - 1969)

Tags

building architecture theatre leisure entertainment 1960s (1960 - 1969)