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Presented by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company.

Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK and the success of the 2015 UK Tour The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is back in Britain in 2017 - direct from Kerala, with unforgettable Kathakali performances performed by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists.

Kathakali is the classical dance drama of Kerala. It embraces drama, dance, music, visuals and ritual to create the most exotic, visually exciting and powerful forms of theatre. Colourful costumes and elaborate three dimensional make up magically transforms the actors into gods, kings, devils and princesses. They tell universal stories from the Hindu epics.

WHY? 'They perform with amazing grace and dignity. Intense, hypnotic and spectacularly beautiful' The Daily Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 conc), Family & Friends £32


Click here to visit the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company website


Rainbow Girls

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and California natives.

Having spent the last four years touring Europe and the US, they have returned to their folk roots. This new trio version of the band features Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa May.

WHY? Experience their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting and soulful, bluesy sound in its rawest form

£12, £10 Supporters


Rainbow Girls website


The Tempest

Presented by Bilimankhwe Arts.

This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences.

The Tempest is supported by Africa Express and Arts Council England.

Age guidance 12+ years.

WHY? A fast paced, urban and exciting production full of humour, movement and live music

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Supporters


Bilimankhwe Arts website


Dunkirk (12A)

Dir: Christopher Nolan 2017 | 106 mins

Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. With an ensemble cast including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

WHY? ‘A courageous, technically dazzling war epic’ ★★★★ Evening Standard

'There have been many World War II epics — but there’s never been one like this' ★★★★★ Empire Magazine

Click to here read the full review.

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.


The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

We are excited to bring the annual Community Lantern Parade to Maidenhead town centre on Saturday 9 December.

The event begins with live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra - The Kings of Bhangra outside Maidenhead Town Hall from 4.30pm.

The Lantern Parade is free to attend and suitable for all ages.

What happens when!

  • 4.30pm Live music and entertainment from 4x4 Bhangra

  • 5pm Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall and is led through the streets of the town by 4x4 Bhangra and Beatroots Samba Band

  • 6pm More live music and entertainment

Lanterns are waterproof so the parade will go ahead come rain or snow!

All are welcome at the parade – with or without lanterns. Simply turn up and walk through the town centre with the parade.

If you have made lanterns at one of our workshops, Norden Farm’s Young Volunteers will be on hand to help illuminate the lanterns and guide the parade.

Not taken part before? Or have a question about the Lantern Parade? Take a look at our handy FAQ’s. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, give our Box Office team a call on 01628 788997.

Click here for the Lantern Parade FAQs

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Don't forget the After Party!

Thursday 14 December 2017 from 4.30pm

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

  •   9 Dec FREE

The Lantern Parade After Party!

Join us on Thursday 14 December 2017 to relive the Lantern Parade.

A chance to share photos, videos and chat about the event.

Join us for drinks and buffet to look back on the Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade – everyone welcome!

Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

Were you there? Share your photos and videos with us, and see them on the big screen with everyone else’s memories.

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Didn’t get a chance to come along this year? Pop by the After Party and find out what it’s all about! Then make a note in your dairy for 2018!

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  •  14 Dec FREE

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