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Give it a Go! Drama - Create a Puppet Show (Families)

You bring the stories, we’ll help you turn them into real life performances with characters and dialogue.

Give it a Go! Festival Pass offers access to 4 different workshops for £10 per person – saving £2 (Give it a Go! Festival Pass can be used by named participant only)

Children must be accompanied by at least one paying adult at family workshops.

For your information:

  • We strongly recommend you book in advance for Give it a Go! workshops as it is highly unlikely that tickets will be available on the door
  • We expect the carpark to be busy so please allow at least 15-20 mins to park / walk to Norden Farm / pick up tickets / find your workshop
  • Workshops will take place across the building - Norden Farm will be well sign posted, use posters to find out where you should be and check the location on your tickets
  • Our team of friendly Young Leader volunteers will be on hand to help (look out for their lanyards)
  • Have fun!

Disclaimer: Please note that a photographer will be present at some Give it a Go! Workshops. Images will be used for Norden Farm marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use in printed material such as brochures, on the website and social media, and in local publications. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please advise our Box Office team on the day (Friday 14 April).

Take a look at the full Jump In! Family Arts Festival programme here:

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Miki

Christmas 2017

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish, and Miki embarks on a magical adventure…in search of a star.

Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, songs to sing along to and extraordinary puppetry.

'Young audiences giggle with delight, totally transfixed' The Stage

This hit show returns to the Courtyard Theatre stage after its debut at Norden Farm for Christmas 2011. Miki is created by Slot Machine, the company that have previously brought enchanting Christmas shows One Snowy Night and Kipper's Snowy Day to our stage.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Earlybird offer: £40 Family & Friends ticket if booked before Thursday 31 August

Presented by Norden Farm and Slot Machine in association with Fresh Glory Productions.

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Storytelling

1.15pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this Easter Holiday!

Tues 4 Apr – Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson and Lucy Richards

Wed 5 Apr – Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul

Thur 6 Apr – Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

Fri 7 Apr – The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Sat 8 Apr – The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Wed 12 Apr – Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith

Thur 13 Apr – Splash (an Old Bear Story) by Jane Hissey

Sat 15 Apr - The Deep Dark Wood by Algy Craig and Ali Pye


Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Half Term.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

Easter holidays
Tues 4 Apr – Owls
Wed 5 Apr – Easter Bunny and Chick Cup
Thur 6 Apr – Pom Pom Lamb and Easter Egg
Fri 7 Apr – Music – microphone and rainmaker
Sat 8 Apr – Tbc

£5 per child

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.

£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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