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Enjoy an evening drink at Norden Farm before the performance

Enjoy an evening drink at Norden Farm before the performance

Windsor & Maidenhead Nightlife

Your day exploring the wide range of attractions in the Windsor and Maidenhead area may have come to an end but that does not mean the towns and villages in the Royal Borough are off to sleep!

After your daytime adventures, why not head out to experience the Windsor nightlife on offer.

How are you going to spend your evening?

If you enjoy a trip to the theatre then Windsor’s Theatre Royal, nestled in the shadows of Windsor Castle, is most definitely for you.

This beautiful and intimate theatre has a wide-ranging repertoire all year round – from traditional pantomime and the classics to first productions of new work and one-night spectaculars!

The Royal Borough has two fantastic arts centres – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead and The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture in Windsor.

Both offer a great range of live evening entertainment including stand-up comedy, live music and theatre.

Grab a bite to eat and drink before the performance and you can even take your glass of wine in to the show with you!

Like going to the cinema?....then Windsor nightlife is perfect for you!

View the latest releases at the 8-screen Odeon in Maidenhead.

Or, if you are less ‘blockbuster’ and more ‘art cinema’, then both Norden Farm and the Firestation art centres show films from all round the world plus live screenings of theatre, opera and dance from some of the country’s greatest performing art companies including the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

If you enjoy stand up, then keep your eye on the Norden Farm and Firestation websites or better still become a member so you get the heads up as to which comedians are coming to town.

Many acts, like Jon Richardson, Sean Lock, Lenny Henry and Micky Flanagan, use smaller, more intimate local arts centres to test out new material for their larger arena shows.

The Theatre Royal also has Stand Up by Royal Appointment on the last Sunday of each month.

Some of our visitor attractions come alive at night.

How about a thrilling evening’s racing at Royal Windsor Racecourse?

Evening meetings run between April and October and you can even arrive by boat – take the French Brothers Windsor Races shuttle from Windsor Promenade direct to the racecourse and avoid any road congestion!

How about an opportunity to see Windsor Castle after all the visitors have gone home?

Joining an exclusive Evening Tour offers a 'behind-the-ropes' experience in the sumptuous State Apartments.

Christmas is a great time for Windsor nightlife events in the town centres, including Carols on Castle Hill and the popular Living Advent Calendar in Windsor and Eton town centres where different festive 15-minute performances or activities take place at various venues between 1 and 24 December.

The annual Windsor Festival takes place each Autumn and features a huge range of musical and literary events, walks and talks, some taking place in amazing venues such as the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle and the Windsor Guildhall.

If you are here for a corporate event and looking for something to do as a group in the evening, then why not enjoy an informative guided walk of Windsor or Eton before your evening meal?

We know some great blue badge guides, some of whom offer evening tours of the town including comedy ghost walks!

Of course the selection of restaurants, trendy bars, pubs and clubs offers something for every taste and budget.

Start with cocktails, peruse the wine list at a wine bar or choose some locally-brewed beer at one of our friendly, characterful pubs.

Then decide what type of cuisine you fancy – there are many restaurants to choose from with some top notch Michelin-starred fine dining thrown in for good measure!

If you decide to enjoy a drink, remember to get home safely.

Two taxi marshalling schemes operate in Windsor Town Centre for your safety.

The first is in Goswell Hill via a private hire vehicle booking system.

The second scheme operates from Victoria Street in conjunction with registered Hackney Carriages.

Check out our full range of accommodation options – from five star spa retreats to comfortable bed and breakfasts – wonderful things to do and great local events to enhance your stay!

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