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
Chichester Cinema red seating

Chichester Cinema at New Park

Chichester Cinema at New Park established in 1979, has been ...
Goodwood House on a cloudy day

Goodwood House

Set in the stunning 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, Goodwood Ho...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...
Chichester cathedral in the distance

Chichester art tour

This luxury, private Chichester Art Tour starts with a speci...
Vintage cars down race track at Goodwood Estate

Goodwood Estate

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, the...
art on a wall

Montague Gallery

The Montague Gallery brings a wide selection of outstanding ...
Crowd celebration at Wildlife festival

Wildlife Festival

Curated by musical heavyweights, Disclosure and Rudimental, ...
A woman at a jewellery making workshop

K Lawrie Jewellery workshops

Jewellery designer Katherine Lawrie, offers jewellery making...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
The outside of Colonade House art gallery in Worthing, Sussex

Colonnade House

Colonnade House is the home of local art in Worthing, showca...
Inside of Arundel's state of the art museum

Arundel Museum

Located opposite the entrance to castle, Arundel's state-of-...
People at Glastonwick Festival

Glastonwick Festival

There’s a focus on rare, eclectic, real ale, music and poe...
Art gallery in the South Downs

South Downs Art Gallery

South Downs Arts Gallery is a community-run gallery showcasi...
cinema seating

Dome Cinema

110 years after opening, Worthing Dome has been lovingly res...
Close up image of wild flowers with the sun shining through them

Sussex Prairie Gardens

Located near Henfield, the Sussex Prairie Gardens are set i...
The front of Zimmer Stewart Gallery

Zimmer Stewart Gallery

A contemporary art gallery, based in Arundel, Zimmer Stewart...

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.