Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Type:Arts Centre

Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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About

Maidenhead’s only purpose built entertainment venue which offers gigs, comedy, films and more! Norden Farm is a hidden gem, nestled in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in the Altwood / Boyn Hill area.

Catch big name comedians including Matt Forde, Lou Saunders, Mark Watson, Jo Caulfield and Helen Bauer. Not forgetting TV favourites, up and coming acts and the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Music gigs include jazz, international blues artists on their UK tours, folk, bluegrass and world class tribute acts. The venue boasts a Steinway piano and often hosts award winning classical musicians.

The 200 seat cinema screens the best blockbusters, world cinema, documentary and art house films.

Every school holiday is filled with shows and family films. The Farm also hosts activity weeks during the summer holidays. There are also classes for young people, including Youth Theatre, Pre School classes Funky Monkey’s and Bring Baby Choir.
 
The chance to try something new or hone an existing skill isn’t just for kids, adults can make the most of regular and one off classes including yoga, zumba, acoustic guitar, tango, life drawing, book club, crafternoons, crochet and more!

The licensed Café Bar is open from 11am and you can take drinks into the cinema and shows. Pop in any time for coffee and cake; a glass of wine or treat yourself to something to eat from our seasonal menu.

Norden Farm is a unique venue for meetings, team building events or networking days. Spaces available to hire include the dynamic Courtyard Theatre (capacity up to 270) and beautiful Long Barn (capacity up to 100). The Sony 4K digital projector provides superior image and sound quality. Our wide range of services includes live transmission, making Norden Farm an exceptional choice for conferences.

The theatre and barn spaces are also perfect locations for celebrations such as weddings, christenings, anniversary dinners or family gatherings.

Opened in Autumn 2000, the name comes from the fact it is built on the site of an old dairy farm. The original Georgian farmhouse and barns have been incorporated into the award winning architecture, alongside a state of the art theatre, smaller studio theatre and art gallery.

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Facilities

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups - By arrangement
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area - In the summer - for food purchased from the Café Bar
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for - Vegan and Gluten Free catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Books and games for children
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beer Garden - May - September
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays - Except Christmas Day
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Must be pre-booked
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Ashtrays available outside

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • The perfect gift for anyone who loves to catch a show, gig, film or even attend the odd class or workshop!

    Norden Farm gift vouchers are available all year round, can be bought in any amount and redeemed against purchases made online or through our Box Office.

     

    Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences - redeem this special offer immediately

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Dominic M
      Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great place, boring menu, awful special
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 11th March 2023
      Norden Farm is one of the best things about Maidenhead, perhaps the best. I was there with friends for a gig (Martin Turner) and a pre-show meal. We had a lovely time at a sensible price. The... Read full review
    • sisag0ffice
      Salisbury, United Kingdom
      The best thing in Maidenhead.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th September 2023
      Great venue for music and performances. Well organised venue and great car parking. Something for everyone. Good pricing. Very hard to find though if you're not local - more brown signs please... Read full review
    • MartaOxon
      Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
      Lovely venue - my new favourite
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th November 2023
      I went to a cinema screening event a couple of times, and really enjoyed my experience on each occasion. The theatre and toilets are clean, which is of utmost importance. Staff members are... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Norden Farm is located on the west side of Maidenhead (near Altwood School and St Edmund Campion School). By road, follow the signs from the A4 to Norden Farm. There are more than 80 parking spaces available at Norden Farm. Please do not park in spaces reserved for disabled customers, or on the roads surrounding the venue as this is a residential area.  

    Public Transport Directions

    Norden Farm is located on the west side of Maidenhead (near Altwood School and St Edmund Campion School). It is approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre.

    Thames Valley Buses operates an hourly bus service from the town centre to Wootton Way and back between 7.15am and 7.45pm (Route 3, weekend timetable varies). See here for more details.

    Trains run regularly to Maidenhead from London Paddington and Reading – Norden Farm is a short taxi ride away from the station. 

    Opening Times

    Box Office Opening Hours (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Thursday13:30 - 15:00
    17:30 - 20:00
    Friday - Saturday13:30 - 15:00
    15:30 - 20:00
    SundayClosed

    * Café Bar open:
    Tuesday - Friday
    11am - 11pm
    Saturday
    10am - 11pm

    Food Served:
    Tuesday - Saturday
    12pm - 3pm and 5.30pm - 7.45pm

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