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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Fri 19 Sep - Sun 28 Sep See full date & time info

Three actors portray a cast of thousands in Chipping Norton Theatre’s very own madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides! joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. 

Six Week Yoga Course

Learn self healing and restorative yoga techniques on this 6 week course run by Nikki Jackson, an established yoga teacher for 22 years. 

THEATRICAL SCREENING: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire stars Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois.

Six Week Yoga Course

Learn self healing and restorative yoga techniques on this 6 week course run by Nikki Jackson, an established yoga teacher for 22 years. 

CHIPPING NORTON JAZZ AND MUSIC CONCERT 2014
STEPHEN FRY: MORE FOOL ME

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, writer and raconteur on stage giving a  one-man comic tour de force. 

BOUNCERS

A vision of 80s urban nightlife from one of Britain’s funniest playwrights!

SIKES AND NANCY

Charles Dickens adapted his one-man performance of Sikes and Nancy from the grislier material in Oliver Twist. It became the most notorious of his legendary public readings; a masterpiece of high Gothic melodrama. Audiences were shocked into silence and women would scream and faint.

PAUL DANIELS

Paul and Debbie return to Chipping Norton with another brand new show where they will perform a selection of their favourite magic and a number of new tricks never performed in public before. 

Six Week Yoga Course

Learn self healing and restorative yoga techniques on this 6 week course run by Nikki Jackson, an established yoga teacher for 22 years.

The Human Search Engine Free Cafe Comes To Chippy!

Oxfordshire Mind would like to invite all members of the community in and around Chipping Norton to experience a truly unique opportunity: to go beyond labels and stereotypes, to gain better understanding and insight into how mental health problems can affect people, and so reduce stigma and discrimination.

JOHN ETHERIDGE

An uplifting evening of blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and more from two outstanding guitarists. John Etheridge is one of the world’s most respected players, spanning a myriad of styles and influences.

RELAXED SCREENING: CALAMITY JANE

Relaxed Screenings are open to all but have some changes made to make the event more accessible to people who might find a standard cinema screening challenging: including those living with dementia and those with learning disabilities and their carers.

WILDNIGHT: LONGWAVE

Performed entirely without dialogue, Longwave is a seductively atmospheric comedy with a tender heart. From the company that brought the fascinating Monkey Bars to Chipping Norton Theatre.

FAUSTUS

The Faustus folk triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). 

40TH BIRTHDAY GALA AUCTION!

Extraordinary, Unique and valuable prizes all donated by generous supporters of the theatre. Live music, canapes and a high paced entertaining auction with professional auctioneer.  Guest presenter; Adrian Chiles.

Supported by The Lucky Onion & The Chequers Churchill

Six Week Yoga Course

Learn self healing and restorative yoga techniques on this 6 week course run by Nikki Jackson, an established yoga teacher for 22 years. 

THE MAGIC PORRIDGE POT & OTHER TASTY TALES

These three yummy yarns which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music.

PRIVATE PEACEFUL

From the author of War Horse, Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo, comes this much loved piece of theatre. 

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
Tue 14 Oct - Wed 15 Oct See full date & time info

We are delighted to welcome back the UK's largest Youth Drama Festival.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Celebrating 200 years since the nation’s favourite novel was published, this highly praised, sparkling stage adaptation sees two actors juggle the full gamut of Austen’s well-loved characters.

POCKET DREAM

Chipping Norton favourites, Propeller, return with a sixty minute version of it's internationally acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night's Dream especially devised for young audiences. 

THE FALCON’S MALTESER

The Falcon’s Malteser, suitable for adults and family audiences, is from the company behind Silly Songs of Shakespeare, and mixes slapstick, energetic performances and a lot of laughter.

Six Week Yoga Course

Learn self healing and restorative yoga techniques on this 6 week course run by Nikki Jackson, an established yoga teacher for 22 years. 

ARTHUR'S DREAMBOAT

A magical playful children's show with breath-taking puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away in Arthur's boat!

MOTHER GOOSE
Tue 18 Nov - Sun 11 Jan See full date & time info

Stunning scenery and costumes, gobsmaking songs from a TONY award winning composer and an avalanche of laughter.  Come to one of the nation's favourite pantos for a tale told under the northern lights.

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: JE M'ACCUSE – I Am Marcus

Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, x-Goth, muppet fan, award winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef – screw politics! Let’s talk about me.

JOHN (18)

The company interviewed a range of men asking them frank questions about life, love and sex. One of those men was John. A story emerged that was both extraordinary and touching. 

WHOLE LOTTA LED 18 YEARS GONE...

Whole Lotta Led return to Chipping Norton after their sellout show in 2011 to confirm their reputation as one of the UK's top tribute bands. 

A GIRL WITH A BOOK

It’s October 2012. Gunmen stop a bus in Pakistan and shoot three girls for wanting to go to school.  How can a writer respond? Can a Guardian reader really be prejudiced? 

LEE HURST - THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO AAARGGHH!

After his sell-out show in 2013 Lee makes a welcome return to Chipping Norton, asking audiences what winds them up? 

BUDDY HOLLY’S WINTER DANCE PARTY

This superbly authentic show is packed full of rock n roll hits – 40 songs performed with the same raw energy that the original artistes thrilled their audiences with.

THE TRIALS OF GALILEO

Icarus Theatre (last here with Hedda Gabler) returns with this one-man rollercoaster ride through the first flowerings of science, starring Tim Hardy (veteran of The Royal Shakespeare Company). Soul-breakingly bitter and heartwarmingly humourous.

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON

A tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel, spanning all the hits from 1957 to 1987.

TREASURE ISLAND

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation from the stage of the National Theatre.

WILD NIGHT: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

Part story into his father’s time as a Polish soldier in the Italian Campaign of WWII and part muse on consumerism, All Roads Lead to Rome brings together  car mechanics, a road trip, dictators and the fetishisation of possessions in a touching solo performance using old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects.

THE FRESH DIXIE PROJECT

The Fresh Dixie Project have made a real splash on the UK jazz scene with their unique 'crossover swing'. 2014 saw the band sell out the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, and receive standing ovations at Jazz Festivals from Hamburg to Malaysia.

VOULEZ VOUS

With their devotion to the original Swedish supergroup, incredible replica costumes and a talented team of performers, Voulez Vous will transport you back to Abba’s heyday.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

The Merry Opera Company returns to Chippy with Rossini’s great masterpiece of comic opera, fizzing with musical brilliance, bold humour and iconic melodies.

STEPHEN K. AMOS WELCOME TO MY WORLD

The maestro of feel-good comedy is back on tour with his new show. Fresh from sell-out tours of Australia and New Zealand, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For?

COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club 4 Kids! We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! 

TREASURE ISLAND

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation from the stage of the National Theatre.

ROBIN’S WINTER ADVENTURE

Pied Piper, last here with Care of Henry and Great Gran’s Great Games, return with this uplifting tale of change, bravery and friendship told with puppetry, poetry, music and magical design.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE: ROBIN'S WINTER ADVENTURE

This Relaxed Performance is open to everyone, but has some changes to increase accessibility for all. The Theatre environment is adapted to welcome families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders and those with learning disabilities.

GROUNDED

A gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, and targets our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.

LUCY PORTER ME TIME

The 10th solo show from this fringe favourite, familiar from radio (The Unbelievable Truth) and TV (Mock The Week, HIGNFY).

OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Following last year's successful Explore Space family show, Science Oxford returns to the Chipping Norton theatre with their new show which promises to be Out Of This World!

MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD
Fri 27 Feb - Wed 11 Mar See full date & time info

A breathtakingly intimate new staging in a  transformed, in-the-round auditorium.

KAFFE FASSETT: GLORIOUS COLOUR

As part of the annual Fibre Festival in Chipping Norton the renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett will be doing a talk followed by a question and answer session here at The Theatre.

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