Over the years the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Rex Harrison, Hugh Bonneville and Dervla Kirwan have graced the boards in the county.
Here is a round up of some others, how many have you seen?
Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (2012) at Chichester Festival Theatre, photo by Georgia Oetker Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan in Annie which toured the UK including coming to Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne. Picture: Paul Coltas Mark Rylance in I Am Shakespeare (2007) at Chichester Festival Theatre, photo by Alastair Muir Simon Callow performed at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne in A Song At Twilight in 2019. Picture: Sarah Standing Nigel Havers not only starred in the Peter Pan panto at The Hawth, Crawley but also toured with Art at various theatres in Sussex. Picture: Jon Rigby Sherlock and Spooks star Lara Pulver as Louise in Gypsy (2014) at Chichester Festival Theatre. Picture: Johan Persson Alexandra Burke inThe Bodyguard UK Tour which came to Eastbourne and Brighton, she also starred in musical Sister Act around the UK - Photo by Paul Coltas John Cooper Clarke toured in 2019 and visited Connaught Theatre Worthing and De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea. Sinad Cusack as the Countess of Kent and Ian McKellen as Lear in Chichester Festival Theatres production of King Lear. Picture: Manuel Harlan Motorhead performed at White Rock Theatre in Hastings. Picture: Robert John Dame Judi Dench who starred in Coriolanus in 1992 at Chichester Festival Theatre and performed at the Theatre Royal in Brighton. Picture: Steve Robards Dame Maggie Smith as Millamant in The Way of the World (1984) at Chichester Festival Theatre, photo by Nobby Clark