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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

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about 3 hours ago Award winners at the National Tribute awards - Soul Kinda Wonderful perform hits from the Drifters, Motown and Disco era – including fan favourites such as Saturday Night at the Movies and Under the Boardwalk. Catch them for one night only on Saturday 24 November at 8pm --> https://norden.farm/events/soul-kinda-wonderful

about 4 hours ago The Artisan Fair is today! Join local stallholders in the Long Barn and Nordens to browse a whole host of fabulous… https://t.co/F7GFqokrhY

about 4 hours ago We are set up and nearly ready to roll! Lantern Making starts TODAY! Find us in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre, opposite Starbucks to make your lantern today - just £4 person

about 19 hours ago Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee Faces Places follows film maker Agnes Varda’s and photographer JR’s trip around the small rural towns of France. Escape with them to the unnamed communities on Wednesday 28 November --> https://norden.farm/events/faces-places-12a

about 22 hours ago This week our Gallery has been transformed by these amazing students from BCA College! Guided by professional artis… https://t.co/rTSe3f2pE9

about 22 hours ago This week our Gallery has been transformed by these amazing students from BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)! Guided by professional artist Benedict Romain they have created a winter woodland wonderland for you all to explore! The exhibition opens on Tuesday - don't miss it! ❄️

about 23 hours ago Lantern Making Announcement! We have just had 4 tickets for the SOLD OUT Sunday Lantern Making (1.30pm - 3.3… https://t.co/2gvJcTo69f

about 23 hours ago Lantern Making Announcement! We have just had 4 tickets for the SOLD OUT Sunday Lantern Making (1.30pm - 3.30pm) become available! Don't miss out! Call the Box Office on 01628 788997 or book online here - https://norden.farm/events/the-carnival-of-the-animals-lantern-making-workshop-19

about 23 hours ago Calling all book worms and eager imaginations! We’re hosting FREE storytelling sessions in Maidenhead Library over the next couple of weeks to celebrate our Christmas show The Fir Tree! Join our storytellers on Saturday 24 November and Saturday 8 December from 11am-12pm.

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