Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Type:Arts Centre

Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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Maidenhead’s only purpose built entertainment venue – offering 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.

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.

You can catch big name comedians such as Ivo Graham, Matt Forde, Flo & Joan, Mark Watson, Jo Caulfield and Jenny Eclair. 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 of the blockbusters, world cinema, documentary and art-house films on the 4K digital projector and in glorious surround sound!

Every school holiday is jam-packed full of shows and family films, plus week long activity clubs in the summer holidays. There’s also Youth Theatre classes and pre school dance class Little Wrigglers or Teddies Music Club.

The chance to try something new or hone an existing skill isn’t just for the kids, adults can make the most of regular and one off classes in yoga, zumba, acoustic guitar, silver jewellery making, life drawing, book club, calligraphy, crochet and more!

The licensed Café Bar is open all day and can take drinks into the cinema or shows with you. You can always pop in any time for an afternoon coffee and cake, glass of wine in the evening or treat yourself to a spot of lunch or dinner from the 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.

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  • 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

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area - Summer Holidays Only - when The Maidenhead Beach is installed

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:

    • Barbara R
      Slough, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great arts centre
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th November 2022
      Norden Farm is an excellent art centre offering a wide range of classes and courses from pilates to painting and sketching, and many great evening events including comedy, music and films. It’s a... Read full review
    • 710CarolineF710
      Croxley Green, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      What a welcome!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 3rd March 2023
      I came here for the first time today to see the film of the National Theatre's production of Othello. My husband and I were both bowled over by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff members... Read full review
    • 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

    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

    Open New Year
    Box Office Opening Hours (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    Tuesday - Saturday11:00 - 22:00

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

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

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