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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.

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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 3 hours ago ‘The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film set in cold war Poland and beyond’ ★★★★★ The Guardian Cold War will be on our big screen next Wednesday at 8pm -->https://norden.farm/events/cold-war-15

about 4 hours ago Booked your Explore Taster Workshop Day tickets yet? Or need some inspiration? Here's a handy pathway for ages 11… https://t.co/D6x6FPR5HZ

about 18 hours ago ‘Intricate and high quality’ #Flux by @smokingapplesth is with us for one night on Thurs 16 May -->… https://t.co/97ceHKL26q

about 23 hours ago Booked your Explore Taster Workshop Day tickets yet? Or need some inspiration? Here's a handy pathway for ages 8-10 --> https://buff.ly/2CpQCjs

about 23 hours ago Booked your Explore Taster Workshop Day tickets yet? Or need some inspiration? Here's a handy pathway for ages 8-… https://t.co/PlawTN0OQy

about 24 hours ago The stunning, original and expansive The Paul Jordanous ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour. Enjoy an evening of music in our intimate Studio jazz club setting on Friday 26 April. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/sounds-echoed-with-the-paul-jordanous-jazz-ensemble-57

1 day ago This Friday become the king of the jungle, a monkey or an elephant; create your own bedtime story; or jump into the mythical world of Dragons and Unicorns with our Explore – Drama Workshops! The sessions are only £4.50 per person and a great way to spend an hour getting creative and imaginative --> https://norden.farm/events/future/quest

2 days ago Brand new for Summer 2019 - Salsa at the Farm! Led by KK from Salsa Autentica, join us for summer nights of dancing to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Have fun as Salsa Autentica share how to dance to these intoxicating rhythms. You don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm

2 days ago Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No! The Bohemian Rhapsody Sing Along will be on our big screen on Sat 20 Apr at 8pm and Sun 21 Apr at 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along-12a Sing along to all your favourite Queen songs while watching the award-winning drama about the iconic band!

2 days ago Join us for summer nights of dancing at Salsa at the Farm! You don’t need a partner - just a sense of fun as Salsa Authentica share how to dance to popular Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba tracks. Plus stay after your class and show off your new moves at Social Salsa! Salsa starts on Tuesday 21 May. Classes are from 7.30pm - 8.30pm and social dancing starts at 8.45pm. More information --> https://norden.farm/events/salsa-at-the-farm

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