Something for everyone at The Mill

Posted by Andy Davies, on February 3, 2020

The next few weeks at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury are chock-full of cracking events! Our February programme is packed with live music, family theatre and film, with a special series of events celebrating International Women’s Day. Steve Norman – co-founder, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist of the world-famous cult band Spandau Ballet – brings his […]

Dickens’ Classic Tale with a Magical Twist

Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

It’s nearly time to join the Victorian era’s finest time-travelling magicians as they tackle one of the festive season’s most iconic tales; Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – adding their own blend of fantastical storytelling and mind-bending illusions to the mix. “The likeability of this dashing duo, and truly impressive sleight of hand magic, will […]

Vienna Festival Ballet return to The Mill

Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 29, 2019

Classical ballet takes centre stage once again when the highly acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet Company return to town by popular demand, following huge acclaim for their recent productions of The Nutcracker and Coppelia. Their original production of Snow White will dazzle the whole family, telling the timeless fairy-tale of a journey through a magical world […]

Theatre for all ages

Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

From hard-hitting drama, to classic family favourites and a nostalgic look back at one of the UK’s best loved comedy classics, there’s a theatrical treat for all tastes at The Mill this October. Award-winning Box Tale Soup present their adaptation of best-selling author Henry James’ disturbing story, The Turn of The Screw. A young governess […]

The Mill this September

Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 31, 2019

Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, we are excited to welcome back Gonzo Moose with Once Upon a Time, a comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. “A riot from start to finish” Venue Magazine Coming to […]


Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 2, 2019

Dance Banbury is a weekend of dance performance taking place in Banbury town centre locations and celebrating cutting edge dance from leading UK and International professional companies. These are all dance companies pushing the boundaries and combining non-traditional dance elements; from augmented reality to parkour, whilst also blurring the lines between watching, and becoming part […]

Christmas Come Early at The Mill!

Posted by Rob Checkley, on June 1, 2019

Hot off the heels of yet another hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance and sell out shows across the UK, Oxfordshire based Morgan & West look forward to a Christmas at home with their A (sort of) Christmas Carol Magic Show which runs at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury from 13th – 24th December 2019! Join […]

Theatre, Circus and a whole lot of Fun!

Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

This May half term will see the Big Top arrive on Bicester’s Whitelands Farm Sports Ground as the climax of the Mill Arts Centre’s B-Live season for a week-long run of performances of The Hogwallops. Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of a […]

10 Questions with… Tim Plester

Posted by Andy Davies, on March 11, 2019

Tim Plester is a British actor, playwright and film-maker from Adderbury, Oxfordshire, best known for the award-winning documentary Way of the Morris and a huge variety of film and TV roles. Sophie – Way of The Morris – a documentary film you directed with Rob Curry is a charming ode to one of the oldest […]

Vienna Festival Ballet return to The Mill

Posted by Rob Checkley, on March 1, 2019

Following their sell-out visit with The Nutcracker in November, Vienna Festival Ballet are back at The Mill this Spring with their latest full-scale production of Coppélia. Colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical telling of the classic story of old Dr Coppelius, his prized doll Coppélia and […]

Movies, Music & Manifesto


Posted by Andy Davies, on January 2, 2019

Christmas may be over and winter has firmly arrived, but there’s still plenty to look forward to at The Mill this month. THE SHY MANIFESTO stars Theo Ancient who has recently been appearing as Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. This is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama about […]

Hey Diddle Diddle

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Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

As the only dedicated arts provision in the area The Mill Arts Centre have a vision to inspire creativity and enrich the lives of our communities by providing a high quality, varied artistic, education and participatory programme. Offering communities, the chance to engage with and be entertained by a variety of art forms they play […]

Human Story Theatre

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Posted by Andy Davies, on October 15, 2018

Human Story Theatre: Gaye Poole and Amy Enticknap The driving force behind Human Story Theatre is a friendship between former nurse and encyclopaedia salesperson and now actor/writer, Gaye Poole, and actor, voiceover artist and medical role-player, Amy Enticknap. Their unique bond and their shared concerns over community healthcare have been pivotal in the creation of […]

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