1. Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester – Fans of culture and architecture should make a date with Chichester Festival Theatre, a grade II listed 1960s building that is a marvel of modernist design. You’ll find a packed calendar of events all year round, with some big name appearances gracing the stage.

  2. Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea – this multi-award winning community run arts venue on the banks of the river Adur is Shoreham-by-Sea’s hidden cultural secret. Attracting a whole host of big-name performers, you’ll be treated to music, comedy, performance art and film.
  3. Dome Cinema, Worthing – a stunning Edwardian cinema that first opened in 1911. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory and going there is like stepping back in time. Watch a film, live-streamed opera or theatre performance in the wonderfully ornate screening room.

  4. The Capitol, Horsham – expect theatre, cinema and art at this multi-purpose arts venue in the bustling market town of Horsham. With an eclectic programme of events, you can catch the latest blockbuster flick, a youth theatre performance or exhibition by up and coming artist.
  5. The Hawth, Crawley - Eddie Izzard, Miranda Hart and Russell Brand are just some of the famous names who’ve appeared on stage at The Hawth. And with hit West End musicals also on offer, there’s something to please everyone here.
  6. Windmill Cinema, Littlehampton – this charming community cinema is small, friendly and perfectly formed. Showing all the latest releases, there’s also opera, ballet and National Theatre screenings. So settle down with your popcorn and escape for a while.
  7. Regis Centre, Bognor Regis – a performing arts centre in the classic seaside resort of Bognor Regis offering culture vultures comedy, musicals, dance, live music and opera. Expect to see the stars of Strictly Come Dancing, Russell Kane and Martin Kemp, to name a few.
  8. Chequer Mead, East Grinstead – with over 250 performances throughout the year, East Grinstead’s premier arts centre has something for everyone. Whether you want to watch Take That or the National Theatre on the big screen, chances are you can see it here.
  9. Priory Playhouse, Arundel – home to the resident Arundel Players, productions run throughout the year in this small and intimate theatre in the historic town of Arundel. Try to catch a performance during the Arundel Festival in August if you can.
  10. Worthing Theatres, Worthing – with three different venues across Worthing staging comedy, music, theatre and the incredible Summer of Circus, visitors to West Sussex will find something to catch their eye on the packed schedule of events.