How To Find Us
We rehearse at Chipping Norton School in the Music Room. The photo below shows a view of the school from the bus park which is on the left hand side of Burford Road as you are heading out of Chipping Norton.
As noted we use the old reception marked by the red arrow (apologies for the “car park” typo!) rather than the school’s new reception. The aerial shot below shows two possible routes to the Music room.
If you walk left (as you face the building) from the new reception and take the first right, you will go through the green gate into the inner car park – it’s always open. There’s a sleeping policeman at the road entrance there. At this point, the school hall is straight ahead of you. The steps are slightly to the right and the old reception entrance is there – green-framed glass doors. The white line on the aerial photo shows the route through the school when you go in through the old reception doors. Go straight ahead through the lobby and on through the corridor till you have to turn right. Continue on along that corridor (ramp and steps up half-way along) then turn left at the next corridor T-junction. Go straight ahead till you’ve passed some coat hooks and yellow bins on your right, through double doors then turn immediately right through a second set of double doors. You should see steps up with a disabled lift half-way along this corridor. We rehearse in the music room at the far end of the corridor on the left.
The blue route goes through another green gate as it leaves the car park into the yard area where you will see an outdoor table tennis table. Go straight ahead to the glass door, then, once inside straight ahead again through double doors where you will see the steps with the disabled lift. Go to the end of the corridor and the music room is on your left.
If you arrive around 7.20pm, then current members will be happy to guide you.
Directions to Chippy
If the school is not open or not available, then we sometimes rehearse in the Methodist church opposite the Fox pub close to the Town Hall in the centre of Chipping Norton. The address is 5 West St, Chipping Norton OX7 5LH and it looks like this
We use the front door that you see under the portico. The following map shows the centre of the town with an arrow toward the school at the bottom for reference (I had to get my cat to do the writing for me!). Parking in the market place or the New Street long stay car park (signposted off to the left as you go down the hill on New Street) are all outlined in red.