Musicals, opera, plays, music, family entertainment, big names, comedy, dance and more!

The UK Theatre‘s new campaign means you can watch them all at the Oxford Playhouse, New Theatre and Theatre Chipping Norton in March in this new 2-4-1 deal (buy one ticket get one free), thanks to the National Lottery.

Here are the shows included:

Private Lives, Tuesday 1 March, Oxford Playhouse – Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining play starring Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers, features two couples on honeymoon with their new partners. Book here:

Private Lives

Mark Harrison Band – 3rd March, The Theatre Chipping Norton – Acclaimed national touring artist and Chipping Norton resident, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller whose recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, have added to his growing reputation. 

Mark Harrison

Duran Duran Experience – 4th March, The Theatre Chipping Norton – Established as the premier Duran Duran tribute band in the UK since 2012, they have supported 80s favourites including: ABC, Go West, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Tony Hadley and Johnny Hates Jazz.

Black Is The Color Of My Voice – 5th March, The Theatre Chipping Norton – Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed production is inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and follows the successful jazz singer and civil rights activist reflecting on the journey after the death of her father.

Black Is The Color of My Voice

Friends! The Musical Parody – Wed 9 March, New Theatre – celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

The Mikado – 10th March, The Theatre Chipping Norton – Take a trip to the topsy-turvy town of Titipu in the land of Pajan c/o The Merry Opera Company. Find romance, chicanery and a legal conundrum under the capricious eye of the Mikado.

Mikado (c) Alex Brenner

Drag Queen Story Hour – 12th March, The Theatre Chipping Norton. 11.30am Drag Queen Story Hour will engage your child’s creativity and love for reading stories by giving them a brand new, positive experience, one page at a time… all the while, learning and communicating!

Drag Queen Story Hour UK

Infinite Ways HomeMonday 14 March, Oxford Playhouse – critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell presents his most ambitious work to date, in this multisensory production that explores ritual, rave and human connection. Featuring dance, electronic music by experimental duo Larch and violin soloist Enyuan Khong.


James Morrison, Tuesday 15 March, New Theatre – Featuring his five unforgettable Top 10 hits ‘You Give Me Something’, ‘Wonderful World’, ‘You Make It Real’, ‘Broken Strings’ and ‘I Won’t Let You Go’ this tour represents a life-affirming celebration of a remarkable career that has spanned 15 years.

BLKDOGWednesday 16 March, Oxford Playhouse, is Botis Seva’s beautifully brutal commentary on how the youth of today are coping in today’s world in this emotionally charged Hip Hop dance performance.

Crimes, Camera, Action – 16th – 18th March, The Theatre, Chipping Norton – The latest hilarious show from New Old Friends’ whisks you to golden-era Hollywood and world-weary private-eye Stan Shakespeare. A screen starlet is stabbed and sets in motion a typically fast-paced chain of events that sees a cast of four comic actors take on multiple roles, the quickest of quick changes, lightning-fast word play and a thrilling plot driving the action at breakneck pace.

Crimes, Camera, Action

Firedance – Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer, Saturday 19 March, New Theatre – Hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passion that will take your breath away.from Strictly’s dynamic dance ensemble.

Dear Zoo – 24th – 26th March, The Theatre, Chipping Norton – Rod Campbell’s best-selling, lift the flap, timeless children’s book, returns to the stage with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction. Find out what the zoo has sent.

Private Peaceful, Thursday 24 March 2pm & 7pm and Friday 25 March 7pm, Oxford PlayhouseMichael Morpurgo‘s story of The Peaceful brothers set against the epic backdrop of WW1, we join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he takes us on a journey through his most cherished memories and tells his story of courage, devotion, family and friendship. 9+

Private Peaceful

The Wellspring, Tuesday 29 March, Oxford Playhouse – This work in progress from award-winning playwright Barney Norris and his father, the internationally acclaimed pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris, examines that age-old story of a boy and his dad, and how they can relate to one another, in every sense of the word.


Dylan Moran, Wed 30 March, New TheatreWe Got This is the brand new show from BAFTA and Perrier award winning comedian Dylan Moran. It promises to be a joyously furious romp through the frustration and folly of modern day life.

The campaign, run by UK Theatre is made possible by the support of The National Lottery, is providing up to £2 million to subsidise an estimated 150,000 tickets nationwide. National Lottery players are being offered the chance to buy one ticket and get another free for participating shows as a thank you for the £30 million they raise every week for Good Causes, including support for the performing arts and theatres during the pandemic.