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ARTWEEKS
Fri 1 May - Sun 10 May See full date & time info

An exciting Wychwood Art exhibition during North Oxfordshire Artweeks with over 20 Oxfordshire artists works for sale

BRAINSEX

Brainsex is a thought-provoking mixture of science fun and science fact, comedy, songs and live experiments, designed to appeal to adults but suitable for all ages and backgrounds.

THE FACE OF AN ANGEL (15)

Inspired by the real-life stories of Meredith Kercher and Amanda Knox, The Face of An Angel looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public's obsession with violent stories, both fictional and real. 

JULIA BIEL

Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Julia Biel is blazing a trail on the British music scene.. 

DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Sun 10 May - Mon 11 May See full date & time info

A magnificent adventure for all the family from the imagination of the master – Roald Dahl!

THEATRE SCREENING: JULIUS CAESAR

This sell-out production employs authentic Renaissance costumes and staging... 

CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL

Called ‘three of the finest folk violinists anywhere’, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations.

THEATRE SCREENING: MAN AND SUPERMAN LIVE

Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient; Oedipus at the National Theatre) stars in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Streamed live from the National Theatre!

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.

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)

From the high-brow to the low and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgment leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes.

WHISPERING BOB HARRIS

Bob Harris first became known as the face of the 1970s live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and continues to be a household name today with his shows on BBC Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show and Bob Harris Country.

THE WATER DIVINER (15)

Russell Crowe stars in and directs this extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism, that explores the conflicted and unpredictable nature of war and of the human heart.

THEATRE SCREENING: PIRATES OF PENZANCE (12A)

This much-loved comic opera is a showcase of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit and features a sparkling score chock-full of memorable melodies and catchy tunes.

RELAXED FILM: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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

GYPSY FIRE

Gypsy Fire’s brand new ‘Acoustic Spectacular’ theatre show propels you on a fabulous musical journey through style and time. Featuring the award-winning jazz violinist Ben Holder,  gypsy guitarists Will Barnes and Stuart Carter-Smith and the outstanding double bass of Paul Jefferies..

DEMENTIA AWARENESS TEA PARTY

Please come and join us for tea and cake at our Dementia Awareness Tea Partyin The Theatre Bar.

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.

WILD TALES (15)

A macabre tango, a vividly colourful comedy, and an ambitious and beautiful piece of cinema..

SHE DONE HIM WRONG (PG)

The Theatre’s former Associate Company, Scary Little Girls, celebrate the trail blazing icon that was Mae West in an evening of film, live performance and music.

THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO

An interactive theatre show for everyone aged 4 years and up!  Perfect for the Half term Holiday!

UNARMED STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP for 5 7 years

This workshop presents a set of principles to enable participants to learn how to portray unarmed stage combat safely and effectively.

UNARMED STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP for 8 12 years

This workshop presents a set of principles to enable participants to learn how to portray unarmed stage combat safely and effectively.

SHAPPI KHORSANDI

Star of Live At the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and QI is back with a brand new show.

ELIZA CARTHY AND TIM ERIKSEN

Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen are two of the most respected voices in traditional folksong, both true entertainers, both wearing their hearts on their sleeves.  Together they form a powerhouse duo that is, hilarious and heartbreaking, intense and joyful.

POP!

Join our hapless hero and be astounded in this totally word-free clown and magic show that follows his exciting adventures at sea. 

DARK HORSE (PG)

The incredible true story of Dream Alliance, this film follows a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse.

A LITTLE CHAOS (CERT TBC)

Green-fingered romantics will love this pacey, spirited period drama.

TABLE MANNERS by Alan Ayckbourn
Fri 5 Jun - Sat 6 Jun See full date & time info

An all-star cast including Anna Brecon (Emmerdale), Marcus Hutton (Brookside) and David Callister (The Bill) bring this high paced, classic modern comedy to the stage.

A LITTLE CHAOS (CERT TBC)

Green-fingered romantics will love this pacey, spirited period drama.

THEATRE SCREENING: ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA

Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence.  

WILD NIGHT: THE OTHER HALF

Award-winning crime-writer Mark Billingham and internationally acclaimed Americana/Country music duo My Darling Clementine come together to present a dark and glorious mix of song and story.

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (12A)

Winner of the highest award at Venice Film Festival, this Swedish film is a joyful and offbeat reflection on the human condition.

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.

SUMMER SOLSTICE AT THE ROLLRIGHT STONES

Open air theatre at The Rollright Stones. 'Summer Solstice' is a new play by aspiring playwright Marie-Annick Jube. Inspired by the myths and legends linked to the Rollright Stones at the time of the summer solstice, the play takes us into the mystery of the counting of the King's Men. 

BALLET CENTRAL

The company’s young and dynamic dancers will showcase their talent with a diverse performance of newly commissioned works and celebrated revivals. 

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (12A)

Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and Matthew Schoenaerts star in this beautiful adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel.

BLOXHAM ART GROUP
Mon 15 Jun - Mon 6 Jul See full date & time info

A mixed exhibition of work by the Bloxham Art Group.

THE LITTLE ACORN FILM COMPANY DOUBLE BILL
Wed 17 Jun - Thu 18 Jun See full date & time info

Chadlington Primary School present their latest production.

FREDDIE FLINTOFF: 2ND INNINGS

Go behind the crease with one of Cricket’s greatest legends. Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, hero of the historic 2005 victorious Ashes England team, is hitting the road celebrate the 10 years anniversary and share his memories of that long hot summer, as well as some behind the crease insights to the game.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (12A)

Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen and Matthew Schoenaerts star in this beautiful adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel.

GERVASE PHINN

An Evening with Gervase Phinn will have you on the edges of your seats, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales.

BOB FOX WARHORSE SONGMAN

Bob Fox has played the role of Songman in War Horse for the past three years, both in the West End and in the UK and South African touring production. Join him as he performs songs from the multi award winning smash hit show...

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.

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (CERT TBC)

The untold story of a night of liberation, romance and danger in the life of the monarch told with humour and effervescent spirit in this film starring Emily Watson and Rupert Everett.

THEATRE SCREENING: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (12A)

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (CERT TBC)

Elegant, witty and moody in a subtle and complex balance, this film stars a great female triumvirate of Juliette Binoche, Kristen Steward and Chloë Grace Moretz.

THE TEMPEST

Dormer House School present their latest production.

THEATRE SCREENING: CARMEN

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal, no other opera boasts as popular a following as Bizet’s Carmen.

BEATING MCENROE

Celebrate Wimbledon season with this fabulous piece of comedy theatre, from a much-loved comedy theatre performer last here in The Games.

THE SOWETO SPIRITUAL SINGERS

The Soweto Spiritual Singers are a 27 strong vocal ensemble, performing both a cappella and with instruments, showcasing African and the Diaspora Spiritual, Folk and Traditional Music and Dance.

ALEX HORNE

Nominated for Best Show in the 2014 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Alex Horne brings his curious contraption to Chipping Norton Theatre.

RELAXED FILM SCREENING: WEST SIDE STORY

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

JOSEPH

Middle Barton Primary School present their latest production.

NO FRILLS FLAMENCO

The award-winning production No Frills is flamenco stripped down to its bare essence.

ROBIN AND THE SHERWOOD HOODIES
Tue 14 Jul - Wed 15 Jul See full date & time info

St. Mary's School present their latest production.

THEATRE SCREENING: EVERYMAN

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (London Road).

JONNY AND THE BAPTISTS THE END IS NIGH

Musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists return to Chipping Norton with this exclusive preview of their new show. 

ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD AT THE ROXBURGH THEATRE, STOWE
Sat 18 Jul - Sun 19 Jul See full date & time info

Following their huge success with 'The Daughter of The Regiment', Opera della Luna return to Stowe with a company of multi-talented singers, comedians and dancers to stage Offenbach's most celebrated work.

DR LONGITUDE'S MARVELLOUS IMAGINARY MENAGERIE
Tue 21 Jul - Wed 22 Jul See full date & time info

An exotic caravan has arrived in town complete with strange characters that entertain, amuse and beguile. A wondrous, technicolour outdoor treat for all the family – perfect for the summer holidays.

3 DAY DRAMA for 5 - 7 years
Mon 27 Jul - Wed 29 Jul 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. Participants perform on the stage at 12.45pm on Wednesday.

DRAMA WEEKS for 8 - 12 years
Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul See full date & time info

Working with theatre professionals, participantswill develop a piece of theatre together andlearn how performances transfer from therehearsal room to the stage. 

UNDER THE SEA SHADOW PUPPETS FOR 5 - 7 YEARS

Dive down deep under the sea with puppeteer Emma Boor from Wild Boor Ideas and make an octopus, a shark, or even a sunken pirate ship! Then make a short performance for your friends and family of under water magic!

 

 

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE for 5 - 7 years (NEW!)
Mon 3 Aug - Wed 5 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 which participants will perform on the stage at 12.45pm Wednesday.

DRAMA WEEKS for 8 - 12 years
Mon 3 Aug - Fri 7 Aug See full date & time info

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

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK, CHIPPING NORTON for 8 - 12 years
Mon 3 Aug - Fri 7 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre’s stage.

WILDERNESS FESTIVAL
Thu 6 Aug - Sun 9 Aug See full date & time info

Tickets for the award-winning festival, Wilderness, are now on sale from the box office without a booking fee!! 

3 DAY DRAMA for 5 - 7 years
Mon 10 Aug - Wed 12 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. Participants perform on the stage at 12.45pm on Wednesday.

DRAMA WEEKS for 8 - 12 years
Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug See full date & time info

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

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK, WOODSTOCK for 8 - 12 years
Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug See full date & time info

Working with creative practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre’s stage.

A MUSICAL IN SIX DAYS: FAME
Mon 17 Aug - Sat 22 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a director, a choreographer and a musical director, you will rehearse the full musical, Fame" in a week. For those who book places, auditions for principals will take place at The Theatre in late June/early July.

BOND

Gavin Robertson brings a physical, cartoon style to the James Bond phenomenon - spoofing the characters adored by millions, and exploding every cliché in the book… solo!

THE RAT PACK IS BACK

The hit show The Rat Pack is Back perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities of the stars who truly ruled the entertainment world.

SEAN HUGHES

Multi award winning comedian Sean Hughes presents hilarious stories and poems in his latest show.

THEATRE SCREENING: HAMLET

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica).

MUSIC, MAGIC AND MYSTERY FOR 5 8 YEARS

Come with us on a magical mystery tour around the world! Using instruments from many lands we will sing, dance, laugh and make music together.

STOMP- STYLE BODY PERCUSSION FOR 8+ YEARS

Stomping, clapping and everything in between – this dynamic, high-energy session will explore the use of the body as a percussive instrument.  Participants will learn traditional and contemporary rhythms and will then be given tools to compose and perform their own ideas. 

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