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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2019

Heck yeah, it’s our most glamorous, glittering hoedown yet!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2020!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

The band's line up features special guests Stompin' Dave and 'Hippy Joe' Hymas of Hayseed Dixie. No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

The live music continues with break-out live music sessions from Stompin' Dave and Jolene between sets in El Norden's Barn. There may even be the chance to get your requests in and sing with the band!

The evening also features sparkling sing alongs in our Studio Saloon Bar, hosted by cabaret star Miss Em.

Grab a drink from our fully stocked bar, challenge someone to a table top game or Cowboy Quoits in the barn. Not forgetting some pinata fun in the Long Barn!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

With everything on your doorstep, there’s no need to head into the city this New Year. We’ve got a great celebratory evening at a fraction of the price, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22


Running Order

8:30pm - 8.50pm Cut a Shine, playin' live in the Bar

8.50pm - 9:00pm Intermission

9:00pm - 9.20pm Singalong with the Divine Miss Em in the Saloon / Stompin Dave and Jolene playin' live in El Norden’s Barn

9.20pm - 9.30pm Intermission

9.30pm - 10.10pm Hoedown in the Courtyard

10:10pm - 10.25pm Intermission

10:25pm - 10.45pm Stompin Dave and Jolene playin' live in El Norden’s Barn / Singalong with the Divine Miss Em in the Saloon

10.45pm - 11.15pm Intermission

11.15pm - 11:55pm Hoedown in the Courtyard

11.55pm - 12.00am Countdown

12:05am - 12.20am First Dance of 2020

12.20am - 1.00am Final Jars

1:00am Waggons

(Timings are approximate and subject to change on the night)


Dress Code

All kinds of Party

Cowboys and Girls (the more rhinestones the better!)

Gingham and Checks


@cutashine @nordenfarm

Cut A Shine website

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Encore screening of the 2016 production from the Royal Opera House.

The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov.

The role of Giselle provides the dancer with many technical and dramatic challenges, from the character’s early love to her poignant descent into madness and her final gesture of forgiveness from beyond the grave. The first act of the ballet is filled with historical detail and rustic colour. By contrast, the second, ‘white’ act plunges the audience into an eerie moonlit forest haunted by the ethereal Wilis.

WHY? With its combination of memorable story and exquisite choreography, Giselle is the perfect way to discover classical ballet

Run time 135 mins.

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£15

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.


Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The first of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what… so she sets off for the forest.

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house and what will happen then?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlic Theatre, who have previously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The second of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

Running time 50 mins.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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You can book to take part live at Norden Farm (places are limited) or online via Zoom.

Wed 9 Sept - 7 Oct and Wed 14 Oct - 18 Nov (exc 28 Oct)
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£40 per 5 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on Wed 9 Sept and 14 Oct

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

We have worked hard to ensure that you can enjoy your class or workshop while safely and socially distanced from other participants. While at your seat, face coverings are non-mandatory, but while moving around the space or venue, please wear a face covering to help protect yourself, your classmates and practitioner.

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