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  • 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  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.
    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 for more information.          
  • General and on-line Booking opens Monday 26th January
    General booking opens on Monday 26th January at 10am, on-line booking will start shortly after. Friends booking has opened. Bookings can be made in-person and by telephone. Join the Friends and take immediate advantage of the early booking week for only £25 per person or £35 for joint membership.  Membership is valid for a year, to see the other benefits of becoming a Friend look in our support us section of the website.   If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive a copy of our brochure then please email your details to
  • Assistant Director Required (Unpaid Internship)
    Assistant Director – My Mother Said I Never Should Do you have experience of working on theatre productions? Would you like to be a central part of a professional rehearsal process? The Theatre Chipping Norton is looking to find an Assistant Director for its forthcoming major production of My Mother Said I Never Should. Duties would include helping to set costumes and props, keeping detailed rehearsal notes and working with the director to help shape the production. Candidates should be sensitive, professional and focussed, with an interest in theatre and some past experience. Please send a short CV covering any experiences in theatre and live performances and a paragraph explaining why you would like to be involved. Applications are welcomed from students aged 17 or over, and should live within 25 miles. This position would be suitable for gap year students, recent graduates, or those interested in a career in directing, stage management or theatre producing. Travel and lunch expenses would be reimbursed. Dates: 5th Feb - 27th March 2015, 10am-6pm, including Saturday mornings. We would welcome this position for as much of this period as they would choose, but would work flexibly around the candidate’s other commitments.   Email  or call 01608 642349   Deadline: 9th January 2015.    
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