Community Programme

Mini Tennis

The Mini-Tennis programme is run by The Wychwood Tennis Club coaching team. Mini Tennis is a great introduction to the game of tennis for 5yr-8yr old children.

Mini Tennis online booking system:

For further information contact Faith Heron: 07771 904905

Ballet, Tap and Jazz

Professional dance lessons at Deborah Manning School of Dance. Large range of dance classes for children aged 2yrs - 18yrs. Deborah Manning School of Dance is based at New Beaconsfield Hall on Friday's 3.30pm - 6.30pm. For further information contact tel: 01993 779125

The Wychwood Players

The Wychwood Players are a thriving amateur dramatics group with an active membership of over 60 people.

Based in Shipton under Wychwood, they perform between two and four productions every season at New Beaconsfield Hall, which has been their base since it opened 12 years ago. There the Players are fortunate to have the use of state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and to have excellent rehearsal facilities nearby.

Loyal audiences drawn from a wide area of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire attend for a range of theatre from Dramas to Pantomimes. Most years the Players entertain their audiences with a theatre supper evening when members not performing on stage become Waiters and Front of House Staff.

Occasionally plays are performed at other venues such as churches or festival stages.The Players pride themselves on presenting their audiences with a balanced programme of interesting theatre performed to a high standard. The friendly, cooperative atmosphere which is a hallmark of the Players encourages and nurtures members to develop their particular skills.

Over the years we have achieved a reputation for entertaining our audiences with a varied selection of quality shows performed by talented actors performing on beautifully lit sets, which have been constructed with loving care.In addition to plays and supper evenings we have a social calendar for members including theatre visits, garden parties, treasure hunts and other functions throughout the year. New members are warmly welcomed and are able to take part in many activities.

There are numerous opportunities for involvement in stage craft, backstage work or front of house. The only limits are those of time and energy

Shipton Womens Institute

The Shipton-under-Wychwood WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at New Beaconsfield Hall. Visitors are welcome at all meetings unless otherwise specified.

A small donation is requested from visitors. In addition to the monthly meetings there are various visits and outings, a programme of summer walks and a whole range of activities is on offer from the Oxfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes.

The Wychwood Saplings

We are looking forward to another great year at Saplings with lots and exciting things happening throughout the year. We are now into our 9th year!

We will be working towards putting on a variety show for ‪September 7th‬ 2019 using all the individuals talents and working in groups and ensemble, it will be a huge task for us but extremely worthwhile for the Saplings and of course lots of fun as well.

We often get asked to do other shows and performances throughout the year.

If you know anyone who would like to join us please put them in contact with us ASAP.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tots French

Tots French takes place at the hall on a Thursday morning 9.30am-12.30pm and on a Friday 11.00am-12.00pm.

Bridge Club

Shipton Bridge Club meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2.00pm until 4.30pm with a break for tea and biscuits. Meetings are held all the year round with a short break during the summer months. We are a small and friendly club and would welcome new members.  You do not need a partner to join the club. Anyone who is interested should ring Helen Pearson on 01993 878387

Bumblefoot Rock Project

Bumblefoot Rock Project is an all ages all abilities music school set up to teach students how to play musical instruments, write their own music and songs, join and form bands, record their own music, make their own music videos and to perform live on stage. Contact Lee for further information: 01993 832216

The Wychwood Singers

The Wychwood Singers is a 60 strong mixed ability community choir under our Musical Director Lizzie Soden based in the New Beaconsfield Hall. No auditions are necessary and we welcome both experienced singers who can read music as well as those who are new to singing and choirs. All you need is enthusiasm and a sense of fun to join our group. We sing a whole range of music from rock to choral with everything in between and perform both concerts and a range of community events throughout the year. We rehearse on a Tuesday lunchtime and you will find us a happy and cheerful group who are keen to welcome new members. If you are interested please contact our Secretary on  or speak to any choir member.

Rock Choir

The Wychcraft Rock and Pop Choir meet every Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.50pm.

The choir has three main objectives. To have fun, to have a friendly atmosphere and to be collaborative. We welcome anyone to join us. We do not hold auditions and it doesn't matter if you have no previous experience, and maybe think you cannot sing. Currently we have around 50 people signed on for many of whom this is the first time they have sung in a choir. We sing all types of Rock and Pop songs and we have performed to local groups. Everybody says it is good fun and at the end of each session you will feel better for coming along.

If you would like more details please contact Gordon Halliday on 01993831134 or email gordon


Next Generation Soccer Schools

Next Generation Soccer Schools run during the school holidays at the New Beaconsfield Hall. All courses are open to boys and girls of all abilities aged 4-11. Courses include skills, fun games and competitions and are designed to improve children confidence in football in a relaxed environment.

More information can be found at: