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HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (15)

Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike star in an uplifting comedy-drama about a failing psychiatrist who travels the globe on a mission to find the meaning of happiness and rekindle the feeling in himself. 

ROBERT READ
Tue 30 Sep - Sun 7 Dec See full date & time info

Painting in direct response to nature, Read records the visual sensations of light and atmosphere, constructing his works out of colour tonalities. 

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.

Free Event & Café comes to Chippy!

Oxfordshire Mind is inviting the local community to this free event for a unique interactive experience to go beyond stereotypes and labels about mental ill-health. Join in this relaxed informal event: pick a question from their question bank like 'What is like to be bi-polar’ or ask your own, and chat over a drink with one of our ‘voices of experience’ in a two way conversation to gain a first-hand perspective on living with mental illness.

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.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (15)

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this Scandinavian hit tells the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start afresh. 

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). 

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

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. 

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.

BOYHOOD (15)

Universally acclaimed, and much discussed, Boyhood takes a one-of-a-kind trip through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time. From family road trips, to birthdays and graduation, the film offers a unique insight into the lives of a modern day family.

THE GRAND SEDUCTION (12A)

A sweet, wise and brilliantly acted comedy starring the ever-reliable Brendan Gleeson  (In Bruges).

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!

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG)

A rich comedic drama mixing the spicy flavours of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with the luxurious richness of Chocolat, this story focuses on an Indian family who open a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French rival

SPOOKY STEPS DANCE WORKSHOP

Join us for a spooky-themed morning of storytelling through dance and movement.  

PRIDE (15)
Sat 1 Nov - Sun 2 Nov See full date & time info

Following in the footsteps of Billy Elliot, this triumphant, delightful comedy brings together a superstar cast of British names, including Bill Nighy, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton. 

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.

THE RIOT CLUB

Adapted from the hit West-end Play Posh, and set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club.

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.

PETE COLLINS
Mon 8 Dec - Mon 29 Dec See full date & time info

Pete Collins is a painter, printmaker & mixed media artist. His works are inspired by the landscape (the coast and local areas) and cultural iconography.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (12A)

A sparkling romantic comedy about a cynical Englishman brought in to debunk an American clairvoyant. With a dazzling setting in the Riviera and a classy 1920’s setting, this is Woody Allen’s best looking picture for years, and stars the mercurial Emma Stone and, of course, Colin Firth.

GONE GIRL

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in this gripping drama from the master of the dark thriller, David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) and based on the international bestseller. 

TERRY CRIPPS NEO-TULIPAE
Tue 30 Dec - Mon 19 Jan See full date & time info

This collection came from Terry’s friend and neighbour, gardener Rachel Williams, with a couple from his own garden. Photographed in daylight as simply as possible he wanted them to dazzle and show of their alter ego.  They dance across the room, each one, in Tinkerbell tones, saying look at 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. 

THE IMITATION GAME

Based on the extraordinary story of Bletchley Park and the cracking of the Enigma code, this tightly scripted and star-studded drama centres on the multi-coloured life of mathematician Alan Turing.

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. 

THE IMITATION GAME

Based on the extraordinary story of Bletchley Park and the cracking of the Enigma code, this tightly scripted and star-studded drama centres on the multi-coloured life of mathematician Alan Turing.

MR TURNER (12A)

Exploring the final years of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner, this film is a funny, tragical, lyrical and powerful example of a great british artist and his time.

MR TURNER (12A)

Exploring the final years of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner, this film is a funny, tragical, lyrical and powerful example of a great british artist and his time.

MY OLD LADY

A delightful, charismatic comedy drama starring Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Kevin Kline.

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? 

CINEMA BAMBINO: ADULT & BABIES FILM CLUB

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. 

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.

MY OLD LADY

A delightful, charismatic comedy drama starring Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Kevin Kline.

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.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES (TBC)

The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy follows the Company of Thorin as they reach Smaug the dragon’s lair but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor, their home and the treasure?

VIOLETTE

A beautifully crafted period piece from the acclaimed director of Seraphine. 

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! 

PADDINGTON

Perennial children's favourite Paddington Bear finally makes his big screen debut in this delightful blend of live action and CGI. 

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.

PLAY IN TWO DAYS FOR 8 - 12 YEAR OLDS
Mon 16 Feb - Tue 17 Feb See full date & time info

Join us for two days of practical workshops, during which you will participate in drama games, improvisations and devise a play.  

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.

PLAY IN TWO DAYS FOR 5-7 YEAR OLDS
Thu 19 Feb - Fri 20 Feb See full date & time info

Join us for two days of practical workshops, during which you will participate in drama games, improvisations and devise a play.  

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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