The contribution that the many talented people who are involved in dance, drama, music and the visual arts make to life in the parish is considerable. For some it is mainly a leisure activity, although the standards achieved are often extremely high. Others earn some or all of their living professionally with well earned reputations that go far beyond the parish.

The Parish Church, with its highly acclaimed acoustic and Steinway grand piano, is a regular venue for musicians from all over the county and beyond. The Deddington Festival provides a wide range of activities for all ages. There are annual art exhibitions. The Deddington Players stage the annual pantomime and arrange occasional plays/revues. And the Primary School stages highly regarded musicals and shows.