Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Type:Theatre

Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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Tuesday 17 March 2020: In light of the government's announcement yesterday about avoiding non-essential social contact, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts will be closed to the public from Wednesday 18 March. 

The decision to close has been made with the best interests of our customers, audiences and visitors in mind, and while we sincerely regret any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause, our responsibility to play a part in delaying the spread of COVID-19 must come first.

From today our staff will be working hard to contact customers who have tickets for events, films and workshops over this period. Customers can receive a credit to their Norden Farm account or a refund. As a small, independent charity, Norden Farm are also inviting audiences to donate the cost of theirs ticket to Norden Farm.

Many classes and workshops have moved online, you can find a comprehensive list here.


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. 

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    76
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Recent Reviews:

  • Elizabeth A
    Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Dire Streets - fabulous show. Norden Farm more than lived up to expectation. Wonderful.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th October 2020
    An evening of Dire Streets and pre-show dinner - all exceptionally COVID friendly. We had a great evening - music, food, mood, distancing, etc. all 100%. Definitely recommend the band, Dire... Read full review
  • MarkMahoney
    Aldershot, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Really good theatre
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 26th October 2020
    Really good theatre, with good productions and performances. Clean modern and spacious. Nice food and bar. Friendly staff and very covid friendly Read full review
  • BlarghBlargh
    York, United Kingdom
    Great place for the community and amazing take out food :)
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th November 2020
    Only lived in Maidenhead for a year but it is so nice to have an arts centre so local to us. We managed to come a few times before the lock down to go into the art gallery and to the cinema. It's a... 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

Opening Times

Open New Year
Norden Farm Opening Hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:30
Café Bar Opening Hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:30
Box Office Opening Hours (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 20:00
Sunday14:30 - 20:00

* Box Office closes 2pm - 2.30pm

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