Compiled by Terry Kilburn


March 3, 2022


We’re excited to announce that David Greig and Mark Knopfler’s Local Hero will be staged at Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT), running from 8th October – 19th November 2022 as part of this year’s Festival Season.

David Grieg’s book, based on Bill Forsyth’s iconic 1983 filmfeatures new music and lyrics by Mark. The production will be staged in the 300-seat Minerva Theatre. We anticipate that it will be very popular so availability for the run will be extremely limited.

We are delighted to offer Mark Knopfler fans the exclusive opportunity to enter a ballot for tickets to one of the two Local Hero Fan nights – Thursday 27th October and Friday 4th November.

Registering for the ballot:
The ballot for the opportunity to purchase two tickets is now open to registrations via the CFT website, and closes at midday on 15th March.

When registering, you will need to choose which one of the two performances you would like to attend, at a maximum of 2 tickets. 

If you have additional access requirements please state them on your ballot entry so that the Box Office team can handle your booking directly. 

Successful entrants will be contacted on 16th March with a link to the presale and details of how to book. If you have not received an email by 6pm on 16th March, you should assume you have not been awarded seats in the ballot. 

Local Hero Fan Nights Presale: 
The fan presale then opens on Thursday 17th March at 10am for the successful entrants.

Tickets are priced at £31 and £47. The seat selection will be first come, first served.

General Sale:
If you are not drawn in the ballot, there is another chance to purchase tickets when public booking for all performances opens at 9am on Saturday 19th March. Any unclaimed tickets for the two fan nights will also be released for sale at this time.
Anyone who misses out in the initial booking period should continue to keep an eye on the website for ticket releases and sign up to the CFT mailing list for updates about the show and any further presentations.

  • Thursday 3rd March – Ballot registration opens for the chance to buy tickets to two Local Hero Fan nights – 27th Oct and 4th Nov
  • Tuesday 15th March – Midday: ballot registration closes
  • Wednesday 16th March  By 6pm: Successful ballot entrants emailed link and booking details
  • Thursday 17th March – 10am: Local Hero Fan presale opens for successful ballot entrants
  • Saturday 19th March – 9am: public booking opens for all performances

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**Please note, all dates and times are UK (GMT), and Mark will not be appearing personally at any performance.