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Layla's Room

For Layla, every day is a battleground.

The pay gap, the thigh gap and selfies that are photoshopped– they’re just part of the world she lives in. But Layla’s world is about to change. Award winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz weaves together the voices of 1000 UK teens collected from a national survey.

Layla's Room is presented by Theatre Centre. Previous performances at Norden Farm include Rise Up and The Muddy Choir.

Suitable for 14+ years

WHY? A hard hitting yet hopeful story of how girls just wanna have fun(damental human rights)

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)


Theatre Centre's website


The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra

The 25 piece orchestra returns to Norden Farm.

The young lions of Pendulum will be joined by featured guest artist Julian Siegel (sax). Julian is a well known name on the UK and European jazz scene. He has received the BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist, and worked with the likes of Django Bates, Laurie Anderson and Kenny Wheeler.

Other special guests from the jazz elite include Henry Lowther (trumpet), Clark Tracy (drums), Simon Allen (saxes) and Adam Goldsmith (guitar).

The orchestra’s CD is nominated for ‘Re-issue CD of the Year 2016’. Expect a festival of jazz in one swinging, fiery, creative night. The set list will include a selection of pieces that have been specially composed for The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra by top musicians, as well as Standards.

A memorable evening– creating echoes of Summer thunder, Autumn storms and evoking still, clear nights of Winter.

This evening is presented by Jazz at the Farm.

WHY? ‘The future of jazz is safe in the hands of these young chiefs’ Brecon Jazz

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc) (£5 under 16s)


The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra's website


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

Writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris battles the country’s most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father.

A hilarious and moving ramshackle road trip that asks searching questions of identity. Winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015.

WHY? ‘A truly talented performer with genuine presence and charisma to burn’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

£14 (£12 conc)


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family's website


Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

The spectacularly surreal Pajama Men have won acclaim across the globe.

Peek into the labyrinthine minds of two of comedy’s greatest talents with an audacious show packed with new, dizzyingly hilarious characters.

The shape-shifting double act return with a live, comic existential meltdown that takes place as two comedians attempt to stage an epic, historical, romance novel in under an hour.

WHY? 'One of the most dazzling displays of comedy theatre I’ve ever seen. It’s weird. And it’s wonderful' ★★★★★ The Times

'Without props and costumes, but with expert skill and an impish sense of fun, the Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind – a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not just possible, but imminent' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'One of the most original, innovative and hilarious comedy acts around' ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Ages 16+ years

Presented by Soho Theatre
Soho Theatre's website



Pajama Men's website

Please note the video below contains some adult content


The Elves and the Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes terrible shoes... until one night when two tiny visitors climb in through the window and start cutting and stitching and gluing… Sam’s life is never quite the same again!

The show features stunning puppets, music and a whole host of surprises.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company join us this Christmas with an up-to-date, size 13½ re-telling of everyone’s favourite story about elves and shoes! With puppets, dancing, comedy and quirky songs – will there be a happy ever after?

‘They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told’ The Stage

Are you ready for shoes made of bread… shoes that can make you dance… feather shoes that tickle your feet until you can’t stop laughing?

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Pre-show 'Touch Tours' for children with autism and blind and partially sighted children can be arranged (morning performances only, limited availability).

£13.50 (£11.50 Under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £46

Groups £12.50 (Group rate applies to bookings of 10 or more seats for constituted groups or 20 or more for family and friends)

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts and The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, with additional support from Salisbury Playhouse.

The Elves and the Shoemaker Art Competition

Enter for the chance to win a goody bag and turn on the Christmas Lights at Maidenhead Town Hall! All artwork entered will also be displayed in our Gallery exhibition in December.

How to Enter

  • Draw, paint or create a pair of amazing shoes made from something surprising
  • Alternatively, draw, paint or create an exciting outfit for an elf
Don’t forget to decorate your frame!

You can download an entry form here, please remember to include your contact details on the back of your entry.

Entries will be judged in two age groups: 3 - 5 years and 6 - 8 years.

Please send your entries to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF or drop them in to our Box Office.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday 15 November. Winners will be contacted by Friday 18 November.


New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm

See in 2017 and celebrate New Year's Eve in Maidenhead - heck yeah it’s a hoedown!

Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for foot stomping, rip-roaring, thigh-slapping traditional music and a night of all types of barn dancing. A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Dust off your cowboy hats, gingham checks or general fancy dress for frolics on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor.

So no need to head into the city, make this New Year's Eve one to remember - right here in Maidenhead!

£20 before 31 October, £25 after
Supporters £17 before 31 October, £22 after

Offers applied in basket


Click here to visit the band's website

Dress code

• Cowboys and Girls
• All kinds of Party
• Gingham and Checks


Table top and floor games in the Studio and barns including:
• Buckaroo
• Ring toss
• Dominos

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