We are a theatre, an arthouse cinema, a gallery and a concert hall. We are a resource for our community, but we are also a professional venue, welcoming over 55,000 customer visits every year. We are something unique, but we are also different things to different people. We are the cause and subject of many arguments and debates, and a fair amount of acclaim and affection. We are complicated and a little eccentric. We are not a little theatre. We like to make a big noise.
"A programme of distinctive artistic adventure" – The Guardian
In the heart of the Cotswolds, at the junction point of three counties and four regions, The Theatre Chipping Norton is a mixed arts venue, hosting, co-producing and supporting some of the most exciting, accessible and entertaining culture in the region. Our extensive community and education programmes engage with thousands of people each year through workshops, classes and creative projects, and we develop creative work through Associate Companies, curated festivals and commissioned projects.
"So charming it almost hurts" – The Daily Mail
We are a hub for local people, businesses and organisations to meet, work, play and be entertained. Come and join us and see why so many people have fallen for The Theatre Chipping Norton, and why it remains a local and regional treasure.
"More intelligent, more esoteric and more intellectually exciting than many a theatre several times its size" – Oxfordshire Life..
Artistic Director: John Terry
Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Richard Greaves
General Manager: Jo Robinson