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Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

Type:Theatre

Altwood Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 4PF

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About

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    135
  • Very Good
    73
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    2

Recent Reviews:

  • ELVDB
    Bray-on-Thames, United Kingdom
    Lots of activities
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 4th October 2019
    It is really great to see that Norden Farm is becoming more and more popular as it is a lovely local centre where you can enjoy many activities suitable for the young and the not so young..... The... Read full review
  • 742ivanab
    Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great theatre
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    We have seen lovely children’s play. Actors were amazing we have all enjoyed it. Only coffee could be better there. Read full review
  • NAS1954
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Griff Rhys Jones
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th October 2019
    This is the second time we have been to the theatre here. This time it was Griff Rhys Jones, last time it was Alistair McGowan. The seating is good provided you sit facing forward as we did first... 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

Opening Times

Open New Year
Café Bar Opening Hours (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:30
Norden Farm Opening Hours (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 23:00
Sunday10:00 - 22:30
Box Office Opening Hours (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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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