Exciting News & Updates from The Mill

Cartoon of two men in the snow, fighting over a giant snowball. One man in a bright red jumper, the other in a large coat with a carrot for a nose. A small dog is at their feet.We are delighted to announce some exciting news, including a socially distanced Christmas production and the return of our much-loved film programme, Movies at The Mill!


Christmas at The Mill: Snow Play

What would you do if one year Winter decided to stay and moved into your house? Find out in Snow Play, a brrrilliant adventure for the whole family. Perfect for ages 3+, this smash-hit London production comes to Banbury this December.

“Wonderful” ★★★★★ Metro

“A fantastic, utterly enchanting show” Evening Standard

Snow Play comes to The Mill 19th-24th December 2020, with performances at 10:30am & 2pm. Tickets £10 each, £35 family of 4. Social distancing will be in place and we kindly ask that you follow the prevailing government advice regarding COVID-19. 

Cardboard box made to look like a house with mistletoe insideSnow Play Online Workshop

Snow Play is all about the battle between Winter and Spring – who gets to stay and who has to go away?

In this workshop we will show you how to make a simple house out of a cardboard box and how to transform it into either a house for Mr White or a house for Mr Green, using easily obtained materials from around your house like cotton wool and tissue paper. Then you’ll be able to recreate your own battle at home!

Workshops will be run using Zoom. You will sent an email with a Zoom link a couple of days before the workshop with further joining instructions.

The Snow Play Online Workshop runs at 12pm 19th-24th December. Tickets are £8 per Zoom entry.

Film poster for Onward, a Disney/Pixar animated film with two brothers in a car which seems to be flying through the air.

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Film programme returns

Our much-loved film programme returns to The Mill from this October! Held in our spacious theatre, we’re screening family favourites and quirky comedies for all the family.

Social distancing will be in place and we kindly ask that you follow the prevailing government advice regarding COVID-19. 

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney Pixar’s ‘Onward’ introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Rating: U. Tickets: £6 | £20 Family (4 tickets). Find out more.

‘The Greatest Showman’ is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Rating: PG. Tickets: £6 | £20 Family (4 tickets). Find out more.

Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of ‘Emma’. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. Rating: PG. Tickets: £8 | £6 Members. Find out more.

The life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity, with his own adventures and the web of friends and enemies he meets along his way. Rating: PG. Tickets: £8 | £6 Members. Find out more.

The fabulous Muppets band together to teach Scrooge (Michael Caine) the meaning of Christmas in this charming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Rating: U. Tickets: £6 | £20 Family (4 tickets). Find out more.


Live Events Rescheduled

Earlier in the summer, we suspended our live events programme until 30th September 2020. Regretfully, we are now extending this to 18th December 2020, and we will reschedule all live events scheduled during this period (including comedy, music, dance and theatre) to 2021 where possible.

If you have a booking for a production scheduled to take place before 18th December 2020, there is no need to contact us at this time – our Box Office team will be in touch in due course.

The next live event to take place at The Mill will be our socially distanced Christmas production of Snow Play (see above). In the meantime, as a COVID-secure venue, we are able to continue running our classes and workshops, in line with latest government advice.


The Gallery area at The Mill with social distancing markers on the floorThank You

We’d like to take this opportunity to say: thank you! Since we re-opened at the beginning of September, we’ve been incredibly grateful for everyone’s cooperation in following government guidelines, as well as our new safety measures, so that we can operate safely.

Whether you’ve participated in classes and workshops, made a donation, or enjoyed a hot drink and a piece of cake in our Café Bar, it’s been wonderful to see so many of you at The Mill.

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