Stay Inspired

During The Theatre's closure, we want help our audience to keep those creative neurons firing. We want to celebrate the work of the artists whose visits have been postponed due to closure, the ongoing projects we are supporting during closure, and recommendations about where else you can find great culture in the coming weeks. 

On this page, you will find a changing programme of content to enjoy online until we can meet again!

Lots of love from all at The Theatre. 

Join Shlomo for a weekly Homeskool Beatbox Adventure!

SK Shlomo wants to teach families in quarantine how to become Superstar Beatboxers while helping to support NHS Charities Together. Homeskool Beatbox Adventures is a weekly livestreamed interactive show empowering kids and their families to find their true voices and create their own music, and Chipping Norton Theatre is delighted to be a venue partner.

Access the first session below, and check our the CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE FACEBOOK PAGE to join the weekly livestream. Thursdays at 2pm. 

Sarah and Duck

Sadly, our planned performances of Sarah and Duck had to be cancelled at the very last minute. We now hope to welcome the show back in Summer 2021. In the meantimes, here are a couple of fantastic songs from the show to keep the kids entertained. 




Nick Cope's Afternoon Get Together

Why not while away half an hour of a rainy day in the company of our favourite family troubadour, Nick Cope. Nick's rescheduled gig is at The Theatre on Sat 26th Sept, and you can BOOK HERE.


Get Creative! Get Involved!

Chipping Norton Theatre is launching a community creative writing project called Speak as One. Got something you want to say? Why not have a crack at writing a short monologue for a single voice - it might even be professionally recorded and broadcast. Found our more on our Speak As One page here. 

Or why not have a go at learning Mime? We have commissioned a series of three masterclass workshops with professional mime Richard Jones from Electric Cabaret. The videos are below - let us know how you get on!


And further afield...

Here are a few recommendations of great content for kids to keep them occupied during lockdown. 

Cirque du Soleil

The internationally renowned circus troupe are sharing a series of 60 minute specials of their shows. Check out their youtube channel HERE

Told by an Idiot

The ever charming theatre company combine clowning, physical theatre and live music in 'Get Happy' - a show for kids that reflects the great age of silent film comedy. Check it out HERE

Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC presents a version of King Lear, geared towards introducing theatre to young'uns. The perfect way to kick off a love of theatre.CLICK HERE to watch. 

Little Angel Theatre

Chippy regulars Little Angel have a range of home-based puppetry activities for kids to try. Visit their website HERE

Also, watch their charming 10 minute puppet show adaptation of 'This is Not My Hat', Jon Klassen’s sequel to ‘I Want My Hat Back’. CLICK HERE. 

Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash