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OPEN GARDENS
Wed 24 May - Sun 11 Jun See full date & time info

Explore stunning country gardens at Kingham Lodge and Chivel Farm, Heythrop.

 

 

KISS ME KATE
Thu 25 May - Sat 27 May See full date & time info

The Chipping Norton Amateur Operatic Society follow their 2016 sell out production of Fiddler on the Roof with Cole Porter’s wonderful musical Kiss me Kate.

 

 

TANGLED DREAMS
Thu 25 May - Thu 22 Jun See full date & time info

This exhibition celebrates the work of Pauline Nolan and Wendy Todd, two friends who frequently exhibit together at their Garden Studio, Churchill, Chipping Norton.

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (15)
Sun 28 May - Thu 1 Jun See full date & time info

Tony (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self. Adapted from Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize winning novel.

 

 

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (15): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots star in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

 

 

FAIRPORT CONVENTION

After nearly 50 years on the road, Fairport Convention, the originators of British folk-rock music, remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

 

 

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

 

 

UNARMED STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP

How is a fight portrayed realistically on stage? This workshop presents a set of principles to enable participants to learn how to portray unarmed stage combat safely and effectively.

GOING IN STYLE (12A)
Fri 2 Jun - Sat 3 Jun See full date & time info

Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin team up for this heist movie with a difference.

 

 

 

NERUDA (15)

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

 

 

THEIR FINEST (12A)
Tue 6 Jun - Sat 10 Jun See full date & time info

Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for WWII propaganda films that need "a woman's touch" which quickly gets her noticed by a movie producer.

 

 

UNDER MILK WOOD

This peek into the lives and loves of the likes of Captain Cat, Polly Garter and Willy Nilly continues to enthral audiences with its canvas of nonsense gossip, feuds, affairs, fights, frauds and practical jokes.

 

 

CINEMA BAMBINO: THEIR FINEST

A film club for parents and carers with babies, aged up to and including 18 months. A chance to socialise and enjoy a worry-free film experience.

 

 

BURTON

Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood megastardom. 

 

 

BALLET CENTRAL

Ballet Central’s diverse range of dance and theatre returns under the auspices of its new artistic director Christopher Marney. See the company’s young and dynamic dancers on the cusp of their professional careers showcasing newly commissioned works and celebrated masterpieces.

 

 

PETER PAN (PG): RECORDED CAPTURED LIVE

When Peter Pan loses his shadow, Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

 

 

THE PROMISE (TBC)

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between a brilliant medical student, a beautiful and sophisticated woman, and a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

 

 

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: MICHELANGELO LOVE AND DEATH

To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo.

 

 

FILM LOVERS' FESTIVAL

A true celebration of cinema and the art of movie making.

 

 

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (12A)
Thu 15 Jun - Sun 18 Jun See full date & time info

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds. Set in 1939 Poland and starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. 

 

 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

A fantastic family friendly, swashbuckling farce with comic characters, witty dialogue, and great tunes.

 

 

HMS PINAFORE

A satirical tale of forbidden love and shocking revelations of class and identity, it’s one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic creations.

 

 

GLORIATOR

An awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard. Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget.

 

 

MINDHORN (15)

A joyously brilliant and bizarre comedy starring The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt alongside Steve Coogan and Andrew Riseborough (BirdmanMade in Dagenham).

 

 

SALOME: BROADCAST LIVE

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. 

 

 

DORMER HOUSE : EXHHBITION
Thu 22 Jun - Thu 29 Jun See full date & time info

Opening times
From 30 mins before all live shows, films and screenings
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm 

THE DIME NOTES

The Dime Notes dig back into the bluesdrenched sounds of 1920’s New Orleans jazz, unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era.

 

 

MISS SLOANE (15)

Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. who finds winning may come at too high a price.

 

 

 

THE BOSS BABY (PG)

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co

 

 

WHISKY GALORE (PG)

An upbeat and enjoyable remake of the classic comedy drama in which whisky starved wartime Scots try to plunder cases of drink from a stranded ship.

 

 

DORMER HOUSE SCHOOL: MACBETH

Dormer House School present their production of Macbeth.

 

 

DAVID WHORDLEY
Thu 29 Jun - Mon 24 Jul See full date & time info
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (TBC)

This Oscar-nominated film bridges the civil rights history of America with the racially incendiary present of Black Lives Matter.

 

 

BYE BYE BABY: Oh What A Night!

Bye Bye Baby is a full theatre show covering the journey of the Four Seasons from the very beginning until the Disco era and the rock-androll hall of fame.

 

 

DIAL MEDICINE FOR MURDER

John Bodkin Adams and Harold Shipman were both British doctors; they were also both serial killers. Join Dr Harry Brünjes and Dr Andrew Johns to hear more about these infamous doctors and the repercussions on their profession.

 

 

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (12A)

A psychiatrist (Eric Bana) examines Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly Irishwoman living in a mental institution, and learns more about her past in the process.

 

 

CHADLINGTON SCHOOL: WINDOW ON THE WORLD
Tue 4 Jul - Wed 5 Jul See full date & time info

Chadlington School present their production of Window On The World.

 

 

MIDDLE BARTON SCHOOL: THE KEYMASTER

Middle Barton School present their production of The Keymaster.

 

 

THE RED SHOES: A TRIBUTE TO KATE BUSH

The ultimate Kate Bush tribute show, taking you through the career of one of the world’s most iconic artists of the 20th Century.

 

 

THE FABULOUS CORNBURY FINALE 7th-9th July 2017
Fri 7 Jul - Sun 9 Jul See full date & time info

Superstar BRYAN ADAMS will headline the 14th and final Cornbury Festival on Saturday July 8th 2017.  Save the booking fee and support the theatre and buy your tickets through us.

Full Line Up Announced! Bryan Adams / Kaiser Chiefs / Tom Chaplin / The Pretenders / Jools Holland / Jack Savoretti / Imelda May / Ward Thomas / St Paul & The Broken Bones / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Scounting For Girls / Right Said Fred / The Pierce Brothers / Midge Ure / Stone Foundation / Nine Below Zero / Staxs / Black Dylan / Max Jury / Tex Pistols / Key West / Keston Cobblers Club / Callaghan / Rose Elinor Dougall / The Rails / The Danberrys / Police Dog Hogan / Sarah Munro / The Wandering Hearts / Earl / Laura Oakes 

SCOUT GROUPS MOVIE MORNING

Come along and support the 6th Chipping Norton Scouts raise money to build their new Scout Hut!

 

 

THE FOURTH DOG

What does it mean to be part of a family? How does our heredity influence the way we love and hate, live and die? The Fourth Dog is a comedy about breast cancer, marital breakdown, family baggage and grieving – and what could be funnier than that?

 

 

MILTON JONES IS NEARLY OUT THERE

It’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. 

 

 

ST MARY'S SCHOOL: OLIVIA!
Wed 12 Jul - Thu 13 Jul See full date & time info

St Mary's School present their production of Olivia!

 

 

ROLLRIGHT STONES FESTIVAL

Join us on Saturday 15th of July at The Theatre Chipping Norton for an event to celebrate not only the start of the National Festival of Archaeology but also the 20th year of operation of the Rollright Trust, guardians of the Rollright Stone monuments.

 

 

NESTING

Linda is a ‘collector’. She has all the necessities: broken umbrellas, unopened Amazon parcels and shoes that don’t fit. With the arrival of a pest controller a funny and moving journey unfolds, looking at compulsive behaviour and finding love in the most unlikely of places.

 

 

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part One: Millennium Approaches (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

 

 

TOWN HALL CEILIDH

After a great evening last year, we host another fun-filled evening of wild dancing and good company as experienced musicians and singers entertain you through the night.

 

 

NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA Part Two: Perestroika (Broadcast Live)

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

 

 

LUKE DANIELS
Thu 27 Jul - Tue 29 Aug See full date & time info

Opening times
From 30 mins before all live shows, films and screenings
Saturdays 1pm - 3pm 

ARLENE!
Fri 28 Jul - Sat 29 Jul See full date & time info

Choreographer to the stars, Arlene gossips with Jacquie Storey about a lifetime in dance and reveals the truth from behind the curtains.

 

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 31 Jul - Wed 2 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination. Improvisation, mime and storytelling will be explored in this fun and exciting experience.

DRAMA WEEK
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 4 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 31 Jul - Fri 4 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's stage.

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE
Mon 7 Aug - Wed 9 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this high-energy workshop provides a chance to sing songs and learn some dance routines.

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 7 Aug - Fri 11 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage. 

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 7 Aug - Fri 11 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's.

TITUS ANDRONICUS (15): BROADCAST LIVE

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play

 

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 14 Aug - Wed 16 Aug See full date & time info

This interactive workshop aims to build confidence, creativity and imagination. Improvisation, mime and storytelling will be explored in this fun and exciting experience.

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 14 Aug - Fri 18 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a theatre professional, participants will develop a piece of theatre together and learn how performances transfer from the rehearsal room to the stage.

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 14 Aug - Fri 18 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show. After intensive rehearsals, participants perform their show on The Theatre's stage.

WEST END TO BROADWAY
Mon 21 Aug - Sat 26 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a professional team, including a director, choreographer and musical director, participants will rehearse and perform a variety of show-stopping songs and excerpts from West End and Broadway musicals. This exhilarating and inspiring week culminates in performances on Saturday

PRISCILLA FROST
Mon 4 Sep - Thu 5 Oct See full date & time info
YERMA (15): RECORDED, CAPTURED LIVE

The incredible Billie Piper returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

 

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Ghastly make-up and outrageous performance made this one of the great classics of American silent film, now set to an atmospheric modern musical soundtrack by Minima.

 

 

LAUGH FOR LAWRENCE

Join Mark Steele, Lloyd Langford and Pippa Evans for a comedy feast of gags, guffaws and giggles to raise money for the Lawrence Home Nursing Team.

 

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CRIMSON COBBLES
Tue 19 Sep - Sun 24 Sep See full date & time info

Join us for the world premiere of a brand new Sherlock Holmes caper, specially commissioned for Chipping Norton Theatre, delivered at breakneck pace in a hilarious, deeply daft theatrical explosion for adults and family audiences.

 

 

CLARE CARSWELL
Thu 28 Sep - Thu 9 Nov See full date & time info
THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

The Six Wives of Henry VIII was an undisputed hit at the Bristol Old Vic, and with live original music, embroidery, barbie dolls, silly songs and historical hysteria, this promises to be an ill-researched lesson in cross-dressing Tudor history that you'll never forget.

 

 

MICHAEL MORPURGO'S WHY THE WHALES CAME

Multi-award-winning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life this enchanting classic tale by Michael Morpurgo. 

 

 

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this brand new, inventive adaptation of the beloved classic poem, The Hunting of the Snark. A musical comedy adventure for the whole family.

 

 

THE QUO EXPERIENCE

The Quo Experience is not just another Quo tribute band – it is a chance to experience the sounds and looks of Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time as we all remember it!

 

 

ANGELA BROWNRIDGE

A thoughtful, magical and sensuous pianist, Angela Brownridge will play some of the most brilliant compositions ever written for piano.

 

 

PANTO: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Tue 14 Nov - Sun 14 Jan See full date & time info

Once Upon A Time there lived a Princess, her long-suffering Nanny, her doting Fairy Godmother, and grumpy old King Lenny.

On her 18th birthday, the Princess pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls deeply asleep. When she wakes up, exactly four hundred years have passed and things have got a whole lot groovier... But who just kissed her? What strange clothes everyone is wearing! And what's that music?!

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ILLUSTORY: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Tue 14 Nov - Sun 14 Jan See full date & time info
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