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Christmas is Chippy Theatre's favourite time of year, and in 2023 we have a sparkle of Christmas events and festive shows for all kinds of elf! Whether you are looking for family Christmas shows, traditional Christmas events or adult Christmas parties, we have them all here in our Oxfordshire home.

Cinderella waving from her house in the Christmas pantomime 2023

Family Christmas Shows

The ultimate family Christmas show is, of course, the famous Chippy Panto! Now in it's 51st year, our annual pantomime has been a staple Christmas event for generations of Oxfordshire families. We might be the national home of traditional family panto, but our 2023 show is something a little different - a colourful Latin retelling of Cinderella.

With actors, musicians and theatre-makers from twelve different countries, Cinderella mixes all the fun of the carnival with the fun of panto - vibrant colour and beautiful music meets silly jokes and lots of sweets!

Find out more and buy tickets for Cinderella pantomime here

Performer in a blue cloak among partygoers in The Nutcracker

Traditional Christmas Shows

There is one classic Christmas show that needs no introduction: The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky's ballet has enchanted audiences for centuries and seeing Clara, her nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy is a real tradition for families and individuals alike.

In 2023 you don't need to slog up to the Royal Opera House, because we're screening this traditional Christmas event right here in Oxfordshire. There's nothing quite like seeing a live performance in a real theatre, and in this case you'll be watching the dancers streamed live in the Christmassy atmosphere of our Victorian auditorium.

Find out more and buy tickets for The Nutcracker here

The Churchfitters band in Christmas hats

Adult Christmas Shows

The grown ups like a Christmas party too! In Chipping Norton we have two adult Christmas events in 2023 that promise to get you merry and bright.

Join us at Chipping Norton Town Hall for a Latin Fiesta with Oxford salsa band Mambo Tropical. Perfect for those who are looking for a Christmas event that's a little different, the Latin Fiesta will bring South American warmth to a dark December night.

Find out more and buy tickets for Latin Fiesta here

For something more traditionally festive, The Churchfitters are returning to Chipping Norton in 2023. A folk group that plays a scrap-metal bass and a musical saw, The Churchfitters combine foot-stomping fiddle with infectious rhythms. For this Christmas event you can also expect a Christmas cracker-full of surprises, novelties - and terrible jokes!

Find out more and buy tickets for The Churchfitters here

If you prefer to relax with a festive film and a glass of something special, you can do exactly that at The Theatre. Now an annual Christmas event, in 2023 we present The Holiday With Wine - watch the classic romcom in our professional cinema while enjoying a wine tasting experience with The Wine Events Company.

Find out more and buy tickets for The Holiday With Wine here