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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

This year's theme is: Sherlock Marple and the Case of the Dragon Stone

The greatest criminal minds pit their wits against the ultimate detectives. Come and join Troublemaker Theatre Company to create the most incredible murder mystery of all time. All we have so far is a title, the rest is up to you. Over the week professional directors will help you bring your ideas to reality and make a show which will amaze, baffle and intrigue our audience on Friday night.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

Make the most of your time here and book in to see a film at the end of the session. Screenings start at 4.30pm, under 16s tickets £5.

Tues 14 Aug 4.30pm - Show Dogs (PG)
Wed 15 Aug 4.30pm - Patrick (PG)

Children will be seated in the balcony, accompanied by a chaperone.

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Storytelling

1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Join our storytellers in the magical story den this summer holiday!

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

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

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The Fir Tree

by Tove Jansson

From Tales in Moominvalley

The Moomin family was hibernating in the drawing room as they were wont to do. They had been sleeping for a few months already and were going to keep it up until spring… Now all at once a cold draught disturbed Moomintroll’s dreams. And someone was pulling at his quilt and shouting that he was tired and Christmas was coming.

Featuring live puppetry and music, The Fir Tree is an adventure set in the idyllic and peaceful Moominvalley. It is a gloriously unselfish take on Christmas.

Suitable for all audiences from 3 years and upwards.

Presented by Norden Farm, The Ding Foundation, Bernadette Russell and Steve Tiplady.

Tuesday 20 November – Sunday 30 December

£13.50 (£11.50 under 16s)

Early Bird Offer! £40 Family & Friends ticket (4 people), if booked before Friday 31 August. Offer applied in basket.
£46 Family and Friends (4 people) after Friday 31 August.

Pre-show Touch Tours

For children with autism and sensory impairments. Contact Box Office for more details.

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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!

Age guidance: 5-8 years.

£5 per child


Wed 25 Jul - Beach with Umbrella
Thurs 26 Jul - Fish and Jellyfish
Fri 27 Jul - Lobster and Starfish


Mon 30 July - Beach Hut and Bucket & Spade
Tues 31 July - Sailing Boats and Seagull
Wed 1 Aug - Shell Candle Decoration and Beach Sign
Thurs 2 Aug - Butterfly Money Banks
Fri 3 Aug - Pirate Treasure Chests and Map Making


Mon 6 Aug - Wooden Car Building Kit
Tues 7 Aug - Massive Space Rockets with Glow Stickers
Wed 8 Aug - Sponge and Stencil Painting with UV paints and Glitter
Thurs 9 Aug - Canvas Bags Decorating with Felt
Fri 10 Aug - Fish and Jellyfish


Mon 13 Aug - Sunglasses and Sun Visor
Tues 14 Aug - Carnival Mask Making
Wed 15 Aug - Owls and Birds
Thurs 16 Aug - Crowns and Costume Designs
Fri 17 Aug - Whale and Puffa Fish


Mon 20 Aug - Surf Board and Keyring
Tues 21 Aug - Crab and Clay Seahorse
Wed 22 Aug - Octopus and Stingray
Thurs 23 Aug - Lobster and Starfish
Fri 24 Aug - Ice Cream and Summer Drink


Tues 28 Aug - Turtle and Shark Picture
Wed 29 Aug - Ship's Porthole and Foil Fish
Thurs 30 Aug - Octopus and Fishing Game
Fri 31 Aug - Sailing Boat and Seagull


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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.


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£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!

'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

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.

Plus receive discounted tickets to shows and gain opportunities to work alongside Troublemaker Theatre Company at our Summer Theatre Week.

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

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.

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Thursdays or Sundays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

day dependent on availability
Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Beach Life

Escape the crowds at Beach Hut Bay. A special installation designed to be a relaxing sensory delight for everyone, inspired by the beach huts of Goa, featuring work created by local schools.

Take a fishing rod and fish in the blue waters, then decorate and add to the ocean walls. Or just lie back in the huts and watch the kites and waves.


Featuring artwork by students from:

  • Furze Platt Infant School

  • Furze Platt Junior School

  • Cookham Rise Primary School

  • Riverside Primary School

  • Woodlands Park Primary School

  • Manor Green School

  • Oldfield Primary School

  • All Saints Junior School

  • Burchetts Green Infant School


Open every day 10am - 4pm. Free Entry.

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