Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Type:Arts Centre

Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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About

Autumn at Norden Farm

We are delighted that our physical doors are open once more and we are now open five days a week

•    Your safety: we want everyone to feel safe and happy when they visit, you can see what measures we have in place here
•    Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 10pm 
•    Events: live music, comedy, film, theatre (some live streamed), family shows plus our outdoor markets
•    Film: some of our films will remain socially distanced with a reduced capacity, see more here 
•    Café Bar: new lunchtime takeaway menu, outdoor terrace (the perfect spot for dinner or drinks) and seated tables inside – read more here
•    Community: we’re continuing our work with schools and local community groups
•    Classes: some will be delivered at Norden Farm and others continue online 


Built on the site of a dairy farm, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is an entertainment venue for performance and participation. The programme of events includes gigs, theatre, visual arts, comedy, classical concerts and family shows.

Film screenings include Hollywood blockbusters, art house, foreign language and opera, ballet and theatre screenings from venues such as the National Theatre and Royal Opera House. There are classes and workshops for all ages – from pre school to adults. After school youth classes include drama, contemporary dance, Bollywood dance, Art Club, podcasting and Arts Award sessions. Classes for adults include jewellery making, yoga, life drawing, Zumba, pilates, swing dance, book club and more.

The venue features award winning architecture alongside listed buildings. Spaces include the Courtyard Theatre, the Studio theatre, 18th century Long Barn, Gallery, Georgian Farmhouse and Café Bar.

Enjoy a pre show dinner in the Cafe Bar, order interval drinks, drop in for a cappuccino or evening meal. There are free newspapers and WiFi, books to entertain children, comfy sofas and hand crafted furniture. The menu features daily specials, freshly made sandwiches (lunchtime only), main meals, light bites and appetisers. Drinks include local beers, artisan teas, coffees and juices.

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 unique locations for celebrations such as christenings, anniversary dinners or family gatherings. 

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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

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.

     

    More offers like this - Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences

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    • Very Good
      76
    • Average
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    Recent Reviews:

    • vinniethespark
      Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Poor for the money
      2 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st May 2021
      Stopped for a bite to eat before rejoining the motorway. Haddock and chips on the menu looked good, how wrong was I!! All batter and tiniest bit of fish. It no wonder everyone around here is fully... Read full review
    • GrandTour58124810477
      Reading, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lunchtime snack
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 24th May 2021
      A nice place to stop for a lunchtime snack. Lots of choice on menu for light lunchtime meals. We had sandwiches & chips. Latter very tasty. Service was good: quick and attentive with being... Read full review
    • StageLights
      Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Neighbourhood gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th September 2021
      Such a pleasure to be back at the Norden Farm Centre. It is a great local venue for shows, workshops, art exhibitions and lots of other activities. It is also a lovely place to just hang out with... 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, with further space available at nearby Altwood School on busy nights. 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.

    Courtney Coaches operates an hourly bus service from the town centre to Wootton Way and back between 6.28am and 8.08pm (Route 5, weekend timetable varies). See www.courtneybuses.com for more details.

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

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2016
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Box Office Opening Hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 22:00

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