Baby, toddler and pre-school music classes at the Chichester Festival Theatre

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Online Classes

Covid-19 update: Book NOW for 50 classes broadcast via Facebook LIVE during the Summer term
During this tricky time we are pleased to let you know that you can still interact with Little Notes classes from the comfort of your living room. Summer term classes are already bookable below and will include 3x 40 minutes classes each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30am, along with some snack sized musical bites that will be shared at other times during the week. Classes will be broadcast to a private members group on Facebook LIVE and once you have booked your place for the term or half-term below, you can access the group and enjoy the classes LIVE or watch them back at a convenient time. Once classes restart at the Chichester Festival Theatre we will let you know on our Facebook page and via our mailing list which you can opt into when booking for online sessions.

Designed and delivered by musicians wanting to bring the very best to the very young. Our fun classes are bursting with live music.

Little Notes was born in Horsham in 2005 and the founder-directors now lead a huge variety of classes in Horsham, Dorking and Chichester. Widely regarded as the go-to activity for local families, we run sessions for newborn babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre on Thursdays during term-time.

***New for 2020 is an exciting new Chichester Children's Choir which takes place on Thursdays at Pallant House Gallery at 4:15pm***

And if you can't get enough music in your life? Why not check out our Big Notes Choir Chichester, which meets on Thursdays at 8:00pm.

Little Notes in Chichester is operated as a Little Notes franchise, operating under the ownership of Little Notes Horsham Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 6742765.

The Team

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When Little Notes first started, I was busy working for Glyndebourne Opera and freelancing as a professional Tenor, with some of the world’s finest conductors, theatre directors and choreographers. I began with a practical performer’s training at the Royal Academy of Music which ranged from ballet classes to Italian song. All of this experience has helped us to mould the Little Notes curriculum into something that has real artistic credibility.

Parenting my three wonderful girls is perhaps the last notable ingredient that has inspired us to build Little Notes into an inclusive and welcoming artistic experience for all family members.

Mark Bradbury: Opera Singer

Upcoming classes


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During the Covid-19 outbreak all classes will be online and can be booked directly from this page. You can book for classes led by Mark and Lou via the Horsham and Dorking area page of our website.

If you have any questions do drop us a line.

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Chichester baby, toddler and pre-school music class booking

Our Chichester classes take place at the Stephen Pimlott building at the Chichester Festival Theatre on Thursdays during term time.


First of all choose the most appropriate time of class for the age of your child, if you are bringing siblings together, please use the age of your oldest child.
When a new term is approaching, tickets will be available to book online in the family friendly booking area of the CFT website.
Once a term has begun online booking is no longer available and you can arrange a taster session by contacting or calling Elspeth on 01243 784437 ext 2120, and you can arrange to pop along for a taster session. Once you have attended a taster session you can call Elspeth on the number above to confirm your place for the term. If for any reason you can’t find the information you are looking for, do drop us a line.


Steven Pimlott Building
Chichester Festival Theatre,
Oaklands Park,
PO19 6AP

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Northgate Car Park is a 900-space pay and display car park next to the Theatre. On matinee days and near to Christmas the car park is very busy, so please allow plenty of time.


– Baby changing facilities
– Cafe (The Family Friendly Foyer contains toys and books and opens onto the park with outdoor seating. On entering the main theatre building, turn left towards the park side of the building).
– Ramp or lift access for buggies
– Outdoor seating is available alongside the theatre in the park and lends itself perfectly to picnics.

For the Big Notes choir, please head over to our Big Notes Choir Chichester page.

Benefits of music education

There are so many reasons for families to connect each week with a real musician playing real instruments.

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"I love coming to Little Notes with my daughter each week and look forward to each session. My daughter gets so excited when she realises where we are and it is a pleasure to see her get such enjoyment out of a class. It is run by talented people who pitch the classes perfectly for the children (the adults have fun too)."



"Your love and passion for sharing music shines in every session. It is in some ways hard to put into words what we love so much about Little Notes classes, but I think it is probably all summed up as “a bubble of musical love."




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