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"STRAIGHT FROM THE BOARDS" / THE BLOG DIRECT FROM THE THEATRE, CHIPPING NORTON
'Straight From The Boards' : Latest news direct from The Theatre, Chipping Norton
  • New Summer Events! Booking Opening Dates.
    Our latest Summer brochure will soon be landing through doors!  Are you on our mailing list?  If you are not and would like to recieve the brochure please call the Box Office on 01608 642350 and we will send one out to you.  Alternatively you can pick one up from our box office or click the link below to download a digital version! http://www.chippingnortontheatre.com/upload/boxoffice/brochures/Summer2015.pdf Please note that booking opens on all the new events (unless they state that they are already onsale) on: Friends Priority: In person and telephone booking opens Monday 13th April, 10am.  Coffee and biscuits will be served in the bar from 9am. General Public: In person, telephone and online booking opens Monday 20th April, 10am.   We do ask for people booking by phone to please be patient as lines can be extremely busy during the booking opening periods.
  • Bank Holiday Opening Times
    The Box Office opening times over the Easter Bank holiday are as follows: Good Friday: Closed Saturday 4th April: 10am-2pm Easter Sunday, 5th April: Closed Easter Monday, 6th April: Closed all day but open on Spring St for the evening show from 7pm.      
  • Job Vacancies
    The Theatre Chipping Norton is currently offering the following vacancies for paid employment. We would love to hear from you if you would be interested in working with this busy and colourful organisation.   THEATRE TECHNICIAN Chipping Norton Theatre is a busy, charismatic theatre and arts centre in the Cotswolds, with a growing regional and national reputation. As both a receiving and producing theatre, as well as a cinema and arts centre, our work crosses many categories and is enjoyed by over 50,000 people each year. We are now looking for a Theatre Technician to join us to work alongside our Technical Manager, in a small two-person team, on our received shows in Theatre, Music, Comedy and Dance. We are also offering opportunities for creative input on our inhouse productions and renowned yearly pantomime. We are interested in hearing from both candidates with significant technical experience and also for those who would need further training or recent graduates looking to build their career. We are a friendly, welcoming and continuously creative team and are looking for the right character to join us, and expend a warm, can-do, proactive welcome to visiting companies and casts. The essential attributes we are looking for are a passion for all areas of technical theatre, an enthusiasm for live performance, and a confident personable manner. The position is being offered on a salary between £15,000-£16,500 pa. Application is via CV and covering letter. Please contact Jo and Faye on administration@chippingnortontheatre.com for more details and a full job description.   Closing date for applications: Monday 20th April, 10am.   FUNDRAISER Chipping Norton Theatre is a busy, charismatic theatre and arts centre in the Cotswolds, with a growing regional and national reputation. As both a receiving and producing theatre, as well as a cinema and arts centre, our work crosses many categories and is enjoyed by over 50,000 people each year. As we grow and change we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to take a core role in the fundraising and business development that will help to secure an ambitious, ever-changing future.  We are envisaging the role as working closely with the Senior Management, other staff and freelancers to administrate the multitude of ways in which people choose to support The Theatre, as well as generating new ideas and opportunities for future fundraising. We are keen to shape this job around the right candidate, and are happy to explore part-time, full-time and freelance options, as well as meeting candidates with a broad range of previous experience in fundraising, but also marketing, communications and PR. Above all else, we are looking for the right candidate to fit within this team. The essential attributes are an enthusiasm for the arts, particularly live performance, a confident personable manner, and a rigorous approach to detail. The position is being offered on a salary between £18,000-£22,000 pa. Application is via CV and covering letter. Please contact Jo on operations@chippingnortontheatre.com for more details and a full job description.  Closing date for applications: Monday 20th April, 10am.
  • Adult Drama Practitioner Required
    ADULT DRAMA PRACTITIONER Fee: £30 per hour The Theatre, Chipping Norton, is seeking a very experienced drama practitioner to lead its Adult Drama sessions from September 2015. The sessions are located in the The Theatre’s rehearsal room on Tuesdays, 7.30 – 9pm in ten-week terms and cover voice work, devising, improvisation and exploring texts, although other specialist drama skills would be very welcome. In addition the group performs a showcase at the end of each summer term which the practitioner directs during the sessions.  The rate of pay is £30 per hour, including travel and planning time. If you are interested in this role please forward your CV to anne@chippingnortontheatre.com.  Any enquiries please contact Anne Gill, 01608 649102.   Closing date:  Monday 13th April, 2015  
  • Lots Of Easter Workshops For Young People!
    We have a variety of workshops coming up over the next few weeks during the Easter holidays! Click here to find out more or go to the Workshop section in Take Part on the website!    
  • Sale of Costumes & Props
    There will be a sale of theatre costumes, clothing, props and general bric-a-brac as well as surplus theatre merchandise at The Theatre on Saturday 7th February 2015, 10am - 12pm. Refreshments will be available. Here are some of the pieces up for sale, come and have a look and take a little of the 'magic' of The Theatre home with you.     The Theatre is a registered charity and all money raised will go into The Theatre fund.  Please note that we cannot guarantee any specific items will be definitely available and some items may show signs of wear.
  • PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY WITH LIPSERVICE THEATRE COMPANY
    Award winning Chippy favourites, Lipservice theatre company, return in March with their latest show The Picture Of Doreen Gray and are looking for willing local actors and members of the community (aged 17+ years) to perform live in this show.  There will be rehersals in the week prior to the performances to rehearse four musical numbers and scenes portraying Doreen's old school friends etc.  Please contact anne@chippingnortontheatre.com for more information.