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
Parham House and Gardens scenic countryside

Parham House and Gardens

Hidden just off the A283 just outside the pretty village of ...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...
Standen House in the sun

Standen House and Gardens

Discover the arts and crafts movement at the Standen family ...
Chichester Cathedral pictured inside gardens

Chichester Cathedral

The magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chiches...
The outside of Worthing Pavilion Theatre

Worthing Theatres

Worthing Theaters brings the best live entertainment and per...
The Capitol stage

The Capitol

Located in the heart of a beautiful market town, The Capitol...
Outside of the Novium Museum in Chichster with a cyclist passing on the road

The Novium

Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse, The Novium Muse...
The outside of Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre

Fans of architecture should make a date with Chichester Fest...
Jade Smith working on orged metal works

Chichester Art Trail

The Chichester Open Studios Art Trail sees 160 artists exhib...
Creative Waves Art Gallery on Worthing Pier

Creative Waves

A unique outdoor art gallery on Worthing Pier. The colour ar...
The front of The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop

The Steyning Bookshop is a small family run store located in...
The front of Littlehampton Museum, Manor House

Littlehampton Museum

Littlehampton Museum is at the heart of the popular sunny se...
Three ladies looking at books at an antique fair

Ardingly Antiques

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an antique aficionado or j...
Amberley Museum bus

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

If you want to discover more about the industrial heritage o...
Inside of Neilson Boutique showing a collection of fashion and accessories

Neilson Boutique

Cuckfield is home to the Neilson Boutique. This independent ...
Chichester flowers and high street, West Sussex

Chichester

Blending old and new, Chichester offers an enticing mix of d...

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.