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
Art gallery sign outside shop

West End Gallery and Studios

Contemporary gallery and working studios showcasing original...
Windmill Theatre inside seating and stage

The Windmill

The Windmill Cinema is based on Littlehampton sea front. Her...
art on a wall

Montague Gallery

The Montague Gallery brings a wide selection of outstanding ...
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...
Creative Waves Art Gallery on Worthing Pier

Creative Waves

A unique outdoor art gallery on Worthing Pier. The colour ar...
Antique urn filled with flowers at Cuckfield's independent shops

Cuckfield’s independent shops

Cuckfield is a beautiful, vibrant Sussex village that boasts...
Ropetackle Arts Centre

Ropetackle Arts Centre

Located on the banks of the River Adur, The Ropetackle Arts ...
South front of the house from the meadow with white flowers at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex.

Uppark House and Garden

Uniquely placed in a stunning hilltop location on the South ...
Jade Smith working on orged metal works

Chichester Art Trail

The Chichester Open Studios Art Trail sees 159 artists exhib...
Inside of Arundel's state of the art museum

Arundel Museum

Located opposite the entrance to castle, Arundel's state-of-...
The front of Littlehampton Museum, Manor House

Littlehampton Museum

Littlehampton Museum is at the heart of the popular sunny se...
Two faced twins outside their gallery in Worthing

Two Faced Twins

Worthing based twin artists, Two Face Twins, work together t...
The outside of Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

Fans of architecture should make a date with Chichester Fest...
Standen House in the sun

Standen House and Gardens

Discover the arts and crafts movement at the Standen family ...
Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral

Overlooking the historic market town of Arundel is the magni...
The front of The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop is a small family run store located in...

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.