Music, performance, dance and comedy – a packed program of one-night shows at the Chichester Festival Theater

Pam Ayres by Trevor Leighton

BBC Concert Orchestra: Barbra Streisand Celebration, Festival Theatre, 18 November. On his 80th birthday, the BBC Concert Orchestra and singers Katie Birtill, Louise Dearman and Graham Bickley salute the award-winning Broadway and Hollywood icon.

Mig and The Beanstalk, Minerva Theatre, November 28. Twelve-time RHS Chelsea Flower Show medalist Mig Kimpton returns with his brand new show.

Judy Carmichael, Minerva Theater, January 14. Grammy-nominated American pianist/singer Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s greatest stride and swing piano performers.

Pam Ayres, Minerva Theater, January 15. Pam will perform a selection of poems and stories, old and new, from her many books.

BBC Concert Orchestra with Joe Stilgoe & Band, Festival Theatre, 17 January. Singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe presents his latest project, Theater with the BBC Concert Orchestra, celebrating the greatest theater music.

Tarantara Productions presents A Gala Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, Festival Theater on January 19th. A 26-piece orchestra and soloists perform favorites from the Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and more.

Looking For Me Friend, Minerva Theatre, January 20 – Music by Victoria Wood. Celebrating the music of the late comedy genius Victoria Wood.

Stewart Lee: Basic Lee, Festival Theatre, January 21. After a decade of groundbreaking, high-concept shows, Lee is entering the post-pandemic era in “streamlined solo stand-up mode.”

Jen Brister: The Optimist Tour, Minerva Theater, January 26. If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in times of crisis…

Georgia Cécile, Minerva Theatre, January 28. Nicknamed ‘One To Watch’ by Wonderland Magazine and Jazz FM, Georgia Cécile is leading the new wave of British crossover jazz artists.

Dotdotdot Dance: Blue Ghost, Minerva Theater, February 4. A visual, dynamic and luminous contemporary flamenco dance performance that takes us into the light and darkness of our natural world through the beauty of Blue Ghost Firefly.

Chineke! Orchestra, Minerva Theatre, February 20. The Chineke! Orchestra. Europe’s first predominantly black and ethnically diverse orchestra.

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space, Festival Theatre, March 4. European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake will return to Chichester for an additional date as part of his first UK tour.

Opening of public reservations: Saturday September 17 (online only); Tuesday, September 20 (telephone and in person). Ticket office 01243 781312;