The Coultershaw Heritage Site is operated and maintained by volunteers from the Coultershaw Trust. The Coultershaw Trust was formed in 2002
Our Petworth Farmers Market operates from 9.00am – 1.00pm every 4th Saturday of the month.
Petworth Film House is a not-for-profit community organisation run by Volunteers and managed by a committee of local people, our objectives are to give each film-night audience a highly engaging and memorable experience, we also seek to promote local community interest in film as an art and as a medium of information, education and entertainment.
All proceeds go directly to fund improvement projects in Leconfield Hall. So far PFH has contributed to insulating the roof, has fully funded the installation of hi speed internet and wifi throughout the entire building, and is now working towards installing facilities to enable live broadcast events to be shown, as well as upgrading the halls audio system
The group was formed in 1956 as the ‘Hampers Green Drama Group’ for residents of Hampers Green, Petworth in West Sussex. To widen the membership base the group was eventually renamed as Petworth Players.
We are a friendly group who welcome new members. Even if you have never performed on stage before you will be welcome to come and read for a part in one of our productions and help is always needed front of house, with music or with set building, props, costumes and other backstage tasks, there is something for everyone no matter what your talents!
If you would like to give it a try, why not come along to one of our rehearsals? We are currently rehearsing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout September, October and November, and would gladly welcome new members. Rehearsal dates and times can vary so contact our Secretary to check when would be best to come along.
Parents are welcome to attend rehearsals with their children (some have then decided to become members themselves!) but junior members are under the supervision of responsible adults whilst at rehearsal in accordance with the Petworth Players Child Protection policy.
In this website we aim to give details of our next performance and sell tickets for our next performance. Several times a year we organise social gatherings and members often arrange to make up a group to support other local amateur dramatic societies by attending their productions.
If you are keen on the theatre then come along and join us, either as a member of the group or a member of the audience.
And bring your friends!
The Band was founded in the nineteenth century when almost every town and village had its own band. It is now one of only a handful of traditional West Sussex village bands to have survived. It leads the Remembrance Day Procession through the streets of the town and plays at many other local events, in addition to two concerts and the Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Further afield the Band regularly appears at the Cowdray Gold Cup Polo, summer fetes and other public and private events. Our President, Lord Egremont, and the National Trust provide a band room above Petworth House Stables (entrance adjacent to Church Lodge) where rehearsals take place every Monday from 7.00 to 8.30pm.
The Band is a friendly and inclusive group and welcomes new brass, woodwind and percussion players of all ages and abilities. Uniforms are provided and the loan of an instrument if required.
Subject to availability the band can undertake public engagements, such as fetes and concerts, also private parties and corporate events.
Please refer to our website for details of how to join or book an engagement.
Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, Petworth House is an extraordinary and surprising ancestral seat created by just one family over 900 years. The 17th-century building you see today comprises grand state rooms which form the centrepiece of your visit. Designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, the state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculpture, including major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. A particular highlight is the earliest English globe in existence dating back to 1592 . This remarkable collection reflects a journey of survival and success through the Tudor Reformation, Gunpowder Plot and the Napoleonic Wars.
The servants’ quarters by contrast offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’. Step inside some of these rooms and imagine the hustle and bustle of servant life.
The landscape gives every impression of being totally natural but in reality nothing is further from the truth. The park was transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9LR