About House Party At Kirtlington Park

You are invited to a House Party like no other…

Join The Theatre Chipping Norton for an otherworldly winter bacchanal. On a winter’s night you’ll draw up to Kirtlington Park, aglow with candlelight and secrets to be revealed. Welcomed in from the cold with Cremant and canapes, you’ll be guided through the house where all is not as it seems. As painted monkeys dance across the walls, surprises hide within each room.

From haunting subterranean dance to acrobatic opera, from gob-smacking comedy to magical fireside storytelling, you’ll discover heart-stopping live performances in rarely seen corners of this classical 18th century house. A truly immersive theatre experience and a feast for the senses for those who like things a little different…

With creative direction from Scary Little Girls (In the footsteps of the Mitfords),performances include:

  • Brand new site-specific contemporary dance from former Chippy Youth Theatre member Thomas Page and students of the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
  • Haunting early music meets cheeky pop classics from Voice Trio
  • Comedy magic from Vice President of the Magic Circle, Katherine Rhodes
  • And much, much more...

The House Party launches The Theatre’s fiftieth anniversary year, and of course we are doing it in the very utmost of style. This evening is everything The Theatre is about – whether you know it or not…

2024 marks fifty years since the creation of the Chipping Norton Theatre company – five decades stuffed full of art and entertainment, joy and surprise. Join us to celebrate the past and look forward to a defiantly ambitious future with a year-long programme of unmatched, unmissable and truly unique events.

Event information

Getting there and parking

Return transport is available from central Chipping Norton. The bus will depart from the bus stop opposite the Town Hall (outside Oxfam bookshop) at 6.30pm.

If you are driving, parking is available on the forecourt immediately outside the house (in a gravel car parking area).

Address: Kirtlington Park, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3JN

Postcode for the gate: OX5 3JH (for satnav purposes)

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Cloakroom available


There is step free access at the front door to the lower ground floor; stone flags through the downstairs passageways which are mainly even; and a lift which can be used by anyone who cannot climb the stairs to the upper floors.

The performances are all indoors and take place over the ground and lower ground floor. There is a staircase inside the house.
Seating is available in some of the performance spaces but not all.

Please let our Box Office know if you have any access needs at the point of booking.

Dress code

There is no set dress code but we encourage guests to dress for a party!

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