Art and culture

Immerse yourself in the diverse range of cultural activities West Sussex has to offer. Enjoy the latest musicals and theatre productions at the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre, or discover the best of British and international modern art at Pallant House, Chichester’s landmark art gallery. Venture to the coast of Worthing and you’ll find the lovingly restored Dome Cinema, originally opened in 1911, as well as a colourful variety of locally made Sussex arts and crafts at the East Beach Studios right beside the sea .

Art and culture in West Sussex
Crowd celebration at Wildlife festival

Wildlife Festival

Curated by musical heavyweights, Disclosure and Rudimental, ...
Chequer Mead Theatre stage

Chequer Mead Theatre

Located in the heart of East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre...
Windmill Theatre inside seating and stage

The Windmill

The Windmill Cinema is based on Littlehampton sea front. Her...
Artwork of Chichetser Harbour by Ken Hammond

The Hammond Gallery

Located in the beautiful village of Bosham, The Hammond Gall...
Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral

Overlooking the historic market town of Arundel is the magni...
People at Glastonwick Festival

Glastonwick Festival

There’s a focus on rare, eclectic, real ale, music and poe...
Man standing in Arundel getting ready to lead a Walking Tour

Arundel Walking Tours

Arundel Walking Tours presents the history, architecture and...
The outside of the Green Tree Gallery in Borde Hill Garden

The Green Tree Gallery

The Green Tree Gallery, next to Borde Hill Garden in Hayward...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
The Capitol stage

The Capitol

Located in the heart of a beautiful market town, The Capitol...
The front of The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop is a small family run store located in...
Red seating a the Regis Centre / Alexandra Theatre auditorium

Regis Centre

The Regis Centre is located a short distance from the Bognor...
Table laid with china in old fashioned room at the Petworth Cottage Museum

Petworth Cottage Museum

Petworth Cottage Museum is a Leconfield Estate cottage that ...
Art gallery sign outside shop

West End Gallery and Studios

Contemporary gallery and working studios showcasing original...
The front of Zimmer Stewart Gallery

Zimmer Stewart Gallery

A contemporary art gallery, based in Arundel, Zimmer Stewart...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...

Cultural wonders

Dig a little deeper beneath the surface of West Sussex and you’ll find cobbled streets filled with antiques, secret gardens and architectural wonders.

A plethora of events take place across the county each year, including the Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair, the South of England Show and the Goodwood Revival. Take a look at our what’s on calendar to find the perfect event for you and your family.

Architecture in West Sussex
Cultural attractions in West Sussex - Goodwood Revival

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.