Events for all ages and interests

The 2023 ChipLit­Fest fes­ti­val week­end runs from 27 — 30 April 2023 in venues through­out Chip­ping Norton. 

Events are list­ed below, we’ll keep adding more events in the run up to the launch on 5 March. So keep checking!

Pri­or­i­ty book­ing for Fes­ti­val Friends opens on Mon­day 6 March.

Gen­er­al book­ing opens on Mon­day 13 March.

The The­atre Box Office over­sees all our tick­et sales in per­son, by phone and online.
Spring Street, Chip­ping Nor­ton OX7 5NL — 01608 642350
via our Events pages below or The The­atre

If you need to con­tact the Fes­ti­val, info@​chiplitfest.​com

For reg­u­lar Fes­ti­val updates, advance news of forth­com­ing events and oppor­tu­ni­ties for ear­ly book­ing, please sign up to our newslet­ter (see bot­tom of the page). 

To sup­port ChipLit­Fest’s edu­ca­tion out­reach work and to guar­an­tee future pri­or­i­ty book­ing, become a Fes­ti­val Friend.

The World: a family history

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Thursday 27 April 20:00 – 21:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£15.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

Sleep Well!

Heather Darwall-Smith, Alice Vernon

Friday 28 April 18:00 – 19:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk

When Grief Equals Love

Lizzie Pickering

Friday 28 April 18:00 – 19:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

Two for Joy

Adam Henson

Friday 28 April 20:00 – 21:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£15.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

Not Just Pictures

Chris Floyd

Friday 28 April 20:00 – 21:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk

What Remains?

Ru Callender

Friday 28 April 20:00 – 21:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

You Are History

Greg Jenner

Saturday 29 April 10:00 – 11:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£7.00 each

The Theatre

children-and-young-people

adult

The Last Party

Clare Mackintosh

Saturday 29 April 12:00 – 13:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£12.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

Hags

Dr Sharon Blackie, Victoria Smith

Saturday 29 April 12:00 – 13:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk

The Imaginary Patient

Dr Jules Montague

Saturday 29 April 13:00 – 14:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

The Fall of Boris Johnson

Sebastian Payne

Saturday 29 April 14:00 – 15:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£12.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

Nuts & Bolts

Roma Agrawal

Saturday 29 April 14:00 – 15:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk

Very Short Introduction to Observational Astronomy

Geoff Cottrell

Saturday 29 April 15:15 – 15:45

FREE, ticket is required

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

Ten Things I Hate About Me

Joe Tracini

Saturday 29 April 16:00 – 17:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£12.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

Brave New World

Katherine Bradley, Claire Fuller

Saturday 29 April 16:00 – 17:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

The God Desire

Author details soon

Saturday 29 April 18:00 – 19:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£15.00 each

The Theatre

adult

Killjoy

Jo Cheetham

Saturday 29 April 18:00 – 19:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

Feel good Fiction

Mike Gayle, Milly Johnson

Saturday 29 April 18:00 – 19:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£8.50 each

ChipLIt Quiz 2023

Mark Billingham

Saturday 29 April 19:45 – 20:45

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

WRITERS' WORKSHOP: FINDING YOUR VOICE

Author details soon

Sunday 30 April 10:30 – 12:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£ each

The Ship Beneath the Ice

Mensun Bound

Sunday 30 April 11:00 – 12:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£12.00 each

The Theatre

adult

talk

The Jay, The Beech and the Limpetshell

Richard Smyth

Sunday 30 April 11:00 – 12:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk

Pots

Harriet Rycroft

Sunday 30 April 11:00 – 12:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£7.50 each

Lower Town Hall

adult

talk

A Fortunate Woman

Polly Morland

Sunday 30 April 13:00 – 14:00

Tickets on sale to Festival Friends from 11am Mon 6 March

Tickets on general sale from 11am Mon 13 March

£10.00 each

Town Hall

adult

talk