We'd like to stay in touch!

We are updating how we communicate with our audiences. Let us know which communications you would like to continue receiving, otherwise you may stop hearing from us.

About Us

Since September 2000, Norden Farm has offered the people of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and beyond, the best in entertainment and the performing arts.

[broken link:Image:about-us-14-jpg]
The Centre's history begins in the 1970s, when a strong demand for an arts centre for Maidenhead began to emerge. It was focused by the establishment of Maidenhead Arts in 1978, set up as an umbrella organisation of local arts groups committed to establishing an appropriate centre for both amateur and professional work.

In 1992 an opportunity arose to consider part of the Norden Farm site, sought for redevelopment. The site offered listed buildings with a quality ambience suited to creative activity, an opportunity to preserve part of Maidenhead's heritage, and a proximity to the heart of the community which would enable use of the facility to be maximised.

A Trust with Registered Charity status, Norden Farm Centre Trust, was established to manage the project. Work commenced on building Norden Farm arts centre in early 1994. In autumn 1994 the National Lottery commenced operation and Norden Farm Centre Trust applied to the Arts Council for lottery funding to complete Norden Farm.

Following an intensive and detailed design and public consultation phase, planning approval was granted in September 1997. The Arts Council carried out a full assessment during autumn 1997, prior to an announcement of support and approval for the finished scheme with a Lottery award of £5,295,000 in January 1998. The final design stage of the project was completed in late 1998 and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts finally opened its doors to the public on the 17 September 2000.

Up to 2,500 people a week visit the Centre for a variety of live shows, films, classes and workshops or to eat in the Cafe Bar.

We look forward to welcoming you to Norden Farm on many occasions over the coming months.

*Jane Corry * Chief Executive and Artistic Director

about 8 hours ago Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego in Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour. Head to the Studio on Sa… https://t.co/JbtFMcgeeU

about 15 hours ago Did you catch Matt Forde on BBC2’s Richard Osman’s House of Games last week? You can catch him at Norden Farm too!… https://t.co/xbQ9DTDK9i

about 15 hours ago To mark #HolocaustMemorialDay we screened Nicky's Family for local school students, a film about the remarkable sto… https://t.co/vQgo5AGQ4V

1 day ago Join us in the Studio on Sunday 16 February as Papa Truck return to perform new material from their upcoming fourth… https://t.co/k8vhuPni0R

1 day ago If you’ve enjoyed your visits to Norden Farm, we’d love it if you could nominate us in the Best Theatre Category in… https://t.co/0oiK3y26IC

2 days ago Head to the Studio on Sat 14 Mar for an evening of extraordinarily daft-hearted comedy with John-Luke Roberts: Afte… https://t.co/ACUPz0jd2e

3 days ago Nominated for six Oscars, Taika Waititi’s World War II era satire Jojo Rabbit is not one to be missed this awards s… https://t.co/JA3lsXBlxC

3 days ago Fancy a Sunday morning out with the family? Come along to Sunday Stories at Norden Farm! Enjoy interactive storytel… https://t.co/Jdm6tGSGXt

3 days ago RT @RCMLondon: Catch RCM musicians Rafael Ruiz & @PoppySoprano celebrating #Mozart's birthday this weekend in a special concert @nordenfarm…

3 days ago You can watch a short film about the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton through the link below, adapted from t… https://t.co/FOX2M3FVwp

 message