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SPOOK GILROY
Mon 9 Jul - Mon 6 Aug See full date & time info

Local artist Spook showcases her work with themes of the countryside and the sea. 

CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
Fri 13 Jul - Sun 15 Jul See full date & time info

We're pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for the 15th Cornbury Festival to be held at the Great Tew Park over the July 13th – 15th weekend.

OPERA DELLA LUNA present CANDIDE

Fast-paced, funny, and philosophical, this Tony award-winning Broadway smash is now considered an operatic masterpiece. Based on the famous novella by Voltaire, the naïve Candide sets off to explore the world, beset by an endless series of comedic disasters.

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 30 Jul - Wed 1 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 30 Jul - Fri 3 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 30 Jul - Fri 3 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

THE HAPPY PRINCE (CERT. TBC)
Wed 1 Aug - Sun 5 Aug See full date & time info

Rupert Everett writes, directs and stars in this portrait of the final years of Oscar Wilde. 

 

TAKE PART SHOWCASE : 3RD AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

OCEAN'S 8 (CERT. TBC)
Sat 4 Aug - Wed 8 Aug See full date & time info

Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala

 

3 DAY MUSICAL THEATRE
Mon 6 Aug - Wed 8 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 6 Aug - Fri 10 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. The week culminates in a performance on our stage at 6.30pm on Friday

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS
Mon 6 Aug - Fri 10 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

LESLEY WILDMAN
Tue 7 Aug - Mon 3 Sep See full date & time info

Lesley Wildman RCA presents an exhibition of glasswork and portraiture. 

ANDRE RIEU: AMORE, MY TRIBUTE TO LOVE
Thu 9 Aug - Sun 12 Aug See full date & time info

The King of the Waltz conducts the Johann Strauss Orchestra in this celebration of love

 

SHOWCASE: 10TH AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

3 DAY DRAMA
Mon 13 Aug - Wed 15 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 on the Wednesday. 

DRAMA WEEKS
Mon 13 Aug - Fri 17 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. Each week culminates in a performance on our stage at 6.30pm on Friday

MUSICAL THEATRE WEEKS WOODSTOCK
Mon 13 Aug - Fri 17 Aug See full date & time info

Working with professional theatre practitioners, this week provides a chance to create a musical theatre show and perform it on The Theatre's stage!

L'AMANT DOUBLE (18)

There’s more than meets the eye in this erotic thriller. In French, subtitled in English

 

SHOWCASE : 17TH AUGUST

A chance to see what our Drama Weeks and Musical Theatre Weeks participants have been up to! 

 

 

MARY SHELLEY (12A)
Sat 18 Aug - Sun 19 Aug See full date & time info

The incredible Frankenstein is created by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) at the tender age of 18.

 

MUSICAL IN SIX DAYS: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL
Mon 20 Aug - Sat 25 Aug See full date & time info

Working with a director, a choreographer and a musical director, you will rehearse this original musical comedy about everyone's favourite kooky family in a week. 

LITTLE DANCERS SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR AGES 3 - 5 YEARS

Join Sally Elderfield, who leads our regular Little Dancers sessions at The Theatre, for a fun summer-themed dance workshop. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL

Everyone's favourite kooky family comes to devilishly delightful life in this original musical comedy about love, family, honesty and growing up.

Rehearsed in only a week, come and see what the participants of Musical in Six Days have been up to. 

 

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (CERT. TBC)
Sun 26 Aug - Sat 1 Sep See full date & time info

Mamma Mia! Its been 10 years since the release of our favourite ABBA musical and Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth are back!

 

RELAXED SCREENING: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

Open to all, but with changes made to be accessible for people who might find a standard cinema experience challenging, including those living with dementia and learning disabilities.

 

SWIMMING WITH MEN (12A)
Sun 2 Sep - Wed 5 Sep See full date & time info

Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers.

JO WADE
Mon 3 Sep - Sun 23 Sep See full date & time info

An exhibition of paintings by Warwickshire based artist Jo Wade

Adult Drama Workshop
Tue 4 Sep - Tue 6 Nov See full date & time info

Led by actor and workshop leader, Lucy Joseph, the sessions focus on a wide range of skills, including drama exercises, breath and voice work, exploring scripts, improvisations and characterisation.   

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CINEMA BAMBINO: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

A film club for parents and carers with babies. 

For membership or to book, please call the Box Office

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: JULIE (15)

This new version of August Strinberg’s Miss Julie remains shocking and fiercely relevent.

 

GRAEME GARDEN'S BIRTHDAY BASH

Graeme's family and friends, including the stars of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, put on a special show to celebrate Graeme's 75th birthday.

 

THE MIKADO

Expect high jinks, lots of energy and clever wordplay. Oxfordshire opera favourites, Opera Anywhere, return with this great night out.

 

HENRY BLOFELD: 78 RETIRED
Sun 9 Sep - Mon 10 Sep See full date & time info

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket. 

 

THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

Join a tiny snail on her trip round the world in Tall Stories’ magical, musical production inspired by the fantastic bestselling picture book.

 

THE BOY FRIEND

We are delighted and excited that our new seating and auditorium flooring is being installed and to celebrate we're holding a special screening of Ken Russel’s The Boy Friend, the first film screened at Chippy Theatre back in 1975!

 

KING FOR A DAY: THE NAT KING COLE STORY

King for a Day, is a unique evening celebrating one of music’s all-time greats from acclaimed jazz vocalist, Atila. 

 

A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD)

A playful, provocative and critically acclaimed piece of music theatre.

 

SHACKLETON'S CARPENTER

Malcolm Rennie (Fraser in Mr Selfridge) stars as Harry McNish, the only man who challenged The Boss on the ice floes of Antarctica.

 

GREGG WALLACE

The star of BBC's MasterChefInside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage.

 

PAPER MOON

 Join Oxfordshire company Tiny Light as they explore a crinkly, scrunchy paper world and take you on a journey over a paper sea.

Suitable for ages 0-3

 

SON YAMBU

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban Son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. 

 

THE ROAD BEHIND, THE ROAD AHEAD
Mon 24 Sep - Tue 16 Oct See full date & time info

A unique project created by The Theatre Chipping Norton to explore the history of the Suffrage movement, and what it means to us today. 

 

YOU'VE CHANGED

Telling our own stories…it’s fifteen years since Kate transitioned. She’s changed. That’s clear…Have you?

 

THE TEMPEST
Wed 26 Sep - Thu 27 Sep See full date & time info

The all-female Sea Change Theatre reimagine Shakespeare’s final comedy in a humorous, thought-provoking and gender-bending adaptation for our times, underscored with sea-shanties, calypso and contemporary music.

 

 

MADE IN MOTOWN

A band of high-quality, experienced musicians bring to life the classic music and sounds of the 1960’s.

 

A PURE WOMAN

Thomas Hardy, 84, has fallen in love with a woman in her 20s, the star of a local production of his Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Hardy’s second wife, Florence, is driven into a jealous rage. 

 

THE JONI MITCHELL STORY

This ground-breaking "show-umentary” format gives a fascinating insight into the artist and her music. 

 

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: DEVIL MAY CARE

Marcus Brigstocke is a master of satirical, political comedy with credits including Live At The Apollo , Have I Got News For YouMock the Week and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

 

OSCAR WILDE SEASON LIVE: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent, much-loved masterpiece. 

 

HOW TO HIDE A LION

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide.

 

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Critically acclaimed Flintlock Theatre (The Government Inspector) return with a reimagined classic.

 

JOHN SMITH

 “He’s a magician.” - Ben Howard

Smith’s refreshingly honest lyrics combined with evident love for his art create an evening of spellbinding, surprising, original folk.

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: KING LEAR

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. 

  

GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

‘I love you right up to the moon – and back’

Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling book collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons.

 

SEANN WALSH: After This One, I'm Going Home

As seen on Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats

Rescheduled: this event date differs to that in the Summer Highlights brochure. 

 

THE THEATRE CHIPPING NORTON PANTOMIME | ALADDIN
Wed 14 Nov - Sun 13 Jan See full date & time info

“One of the most enjoyable and atmospheric pantos” The Telegraph, 2017 |
Proudly sponsored by Kingham Hill School

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

Alan Bennett’s multi-award-winning drama stars Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall).

  

LOST VOICE GUY

Lee Ridley is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

 

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