The Chipping Norton Theatre

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The Chipping Norton Theatre

The Chipping Norton Theatre
4.5
Art Galleries • Movie Theaters • Theaters
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We are a small but influential theatre, cinema and arts centre in the cotswolds - one of the smallest producing theatres in the country. We welcome over 50,000 people a year through our doors for a mixture of theatre, arthouse cinema, music, comedy, dance and participatory workshops. Hope to see you here soon!
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4.5
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Linda Monroe
Chipping Norton, UK6 contributions
lovely
Sep 2021 • Friends
a great day out, i really enjoyed my day out here and the entertainment was amazing. i fully reccomend this wonderful theatre
Written September 14, 2021
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Hi Lisa, Thank you for reviewing us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Theatre and I hope we can welcome you back soon.
Written September 28, 2021
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Louise
8 contributions
Christmas Carol
Dec 2020 • Family
Stunning. Saw Christmas Carol today with two children 10 and 14, slightly apprehensive about whether they’d enjoy it but no need to be worried as they loved it almost as much as we did. Totally enthralling from start to finish with incredible story telling from a world class actor. The accompanying musician was also absolutely stunning. A must see.
Written December 4, 2020
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Hi Carol, Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed our production and that the children did too. We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to welcome you back to the Theatre again soon.
Written December 6, 2020
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Richard Franklin
21 contributions
Superb acting.
Dec 2019
A great deal of effort is always done to ensure the shows are a most enjoyable experience. We had a great time every time .
Written November 21, 2020
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Hi Richard, Thank you for your review. I am glad you find your visits to the Theatre enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Glenn
Written November 23, 2020
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Rosalie100
17 contributions
The very best little theatre ever!
Jan 2020
Absolutely wonderful little theatre that MUST be preserved. It provides a valuable local service; art exhibitions; theatre; comedy;cinema; live screenings and THE PANTO - it must be supported!
Written July 6, 2020
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Robert J
13 contributions
Great little theatre
Mar 2020
Went to see Don Giovanni by the Merry Opera Company. Excellent show at great & friendly little theatre.
Written March 16, 2020
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Many thanks Robert. At times like this, positive feedback is very welcome! John Terry, Artistic Director
Written March 17, 2020
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Bookbag123
Chipping Campden, UK195 contributions
Wonderful little theatre/cinema
Feb 2020
We visit this place every now and then and always worth the journey. On this occasion we watched a terrific, energetic one hour one man show. Totally enthralled for the whole show. Check carefully which seats you book: the back row of the stalls are very upright seats. There is usually an art exhibition upstairs. Good bar.
Written February 4, 2020
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SamaJones
Cotswolds, UK42 contributions
Perfect panto
Dec 2019 • Family
Wonderful panto: totally engaging, fun and inventive for all the family. This is our third year and will never go anywhere else.
Written December 26, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks so much for your lovely review, and glad that you enjoyed the show. Hope to see you at the theatre again soon. John, Director
Written December 27, 2019
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Trek359348
5 contributions
Disappointing Panto
Dec 2019
We saw the matinee of Puss in Boots and were underwhelmed. Dame and other principals did their best with flimsy material. My 9 yo, along with the rest of the audience, sat for long periods without much interaction. It was 2 hours long and felt it.

I’d heard good things about this theatre, so maybe they had an off year. Incidentally, reviews that mention charming and cosy, just mean it’s small and often with restricted viewing. Buyer beware.
Written December 22, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks for your feedback, and sorry to hear that the show this year wasn't for you. It would be fair to see that there is perhaps less audience interaction this year than there might be as standard. We are always exploring what panto can achieve, rather than just repeating the same formula each year, which means that every year's show has a slightly different flavour to it. This year's show has in general gone down very well, but with a few people, like yourself, who felt that the show wasn't quite balanced right. Perhaps you will give us a try next year when the show will be another new adventure with a different feel. Thanks again, and we hope to see you back at The Theatre. John, Artistic Director.
Written December 27, 2019
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Norton999
Oxford, UK142 contributions
Super little local theatre.
Oct 2019
This is a small local little theatre that is staffed mostly by local volunteers.
They show films, live telecasts (Opera Ballet etc) ,put on plays, pantomimes and host comedy acts.
There are several things on every week.
Getting tickets for the headline acts is a bit of a mission but worth it when you do.
Its small, old fashioned and intimate and the seating is a bit primitive.
The atmosphere for live shows is extremely good and the audience usually seem to have had a good time, The bar is open at the interval and drinks can be taken in to the Auditorium.
Do the local pubs for early dinner before, then for a night cap afterwards. Super night out!!!!
Written December 5, 2019
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Hi there, Many thanks for your review - glad we're doing something right! You might be surprised to know that there are 15+ professional paid staff as well as almost 100 volunteers who together run the theatre and welcome audiences. Hope to see you there again soon! Yours, John Terry, Director
Written December 6, 2019
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747redrobin
Oxford, UK2 contributions
No Connection
Nov 2019
In the past we attended Chippy Panto because it was NOT like the Palladian or any other big Venue. What has Albert Square or Eastenders got to do with targeting children? As an adult I had no idea what was going on or cared and there was little connection with the audience. Costumes and performances were excellent but the concept and script were far removed from the interest level of those watching both young, middle and old. Bring back audience participation no matter how cliched. Disappointed and sorry that despite the best efforts of the cast it just didn’t work for me or the rest of the family.
Written November 26, 2019
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Hi there, Thanks for letting us now. Obviously it's disappointing to hear that the show hasn't been to your liking this year. I would certainly agree that this year's show has a slightly different flavour this year, with perhaps less audience participation than might be our average. It has worked for many people, but not for a some others, like yourselves. Each year is a new show with a new script and approach, so hopefully you will find next year's more to your taste. Thanks again for the feedback. John Terry Director
Written November 27, 2019
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The Chipping Norton Theatre is open:
  • Mon - Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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