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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats comes to cinemas for the first time.

Follow Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! is influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930s.

Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s newly-refreshed delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic production.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, this ‘witty, wonderful, rip-roaring spectacular’ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph) is a Nutcracker! for all seasons and ‘the sweet treat we all deserve.’ (★★★★★ Evening Standard).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Lantern Making Workshops  

Led by Same Sky

Across two hours, weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person

There will also be lantern making sessions at Maidenhead Library on Sat 10 Dec, timings to be announced.

Find out more about this year's Lantern Parade here.

Tickets from £7 per person
Pre-booking essential
Taking place at Norden Farm

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Festive Markets

Our popular Artisan Fairs return this festive season.

Festive Market

Sat 26 Nov 12pm – 4pm

Winter Night Market

Fri 2 Dec 6pm – 9pm

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wears. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu.

Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Free Entry

  •  26 Nov FREE
  •   2 Dec FREE
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One Snowy Night

A Tale from Percy’s Park by Nick Butterworth.

One winter's night it was so cold it began to snow
Great big snowflakes fell past the window of Percy's hut…


Percy the Park keeper always feeds the animals in the park where he lives. But one cold winter’s night Percy finds his little friends shivering on the doorstep – they need more than food and he must find a way to help them…

A snuggly, fun and heart-warming story, with songs to sing along to and furry friends to meet.

‘Magical – an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ ★★★★★ The Stage

Created by Slot Machine, the company that brought the hit Christmas shows Miki and Kipper's Snowy Day to Norden Farm.

‘A little gem! ...Very creative and so much fun. Our daughter couldn't stop laughing out loud’ ★★★★★ Netmums

Age guidance 3+ years.

Relaxed Performances
The performances on Saturday 3 December at 11am and Wednesday 28 December at 11am are Relaxed. Ideal for families with babies or toddlers and children with SEND. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format.

Signed Performance
The performance on Wednesday 21 December at 11am will be signed.

Courtyard Theatre
£15 | £13 under 16s
£52 Family & Friends (4 people)

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Japanese Calligraphy Festive Workshop

Led by Eiko Ishida

Before heading to the party, come and learn the art of Japanese calligraphy this holiday season - you can use those new-found skills to create handwritten holiday messages that can be given as or cards with an origami Christmas tree for decoration.

In this workshop you will be shown the basic principles of writing Japanese characters; using the traditional Japanese materials of a brush, ink and Japanese paper. You will be guided how to create your first brush strokes and how to build on these basic steps to create some lovely Japanese characters symbolising the turn of the seasons.

Please wear dark colours or old clothes (or wear an apron) as occasionally ink can spill or spread.

Materials of a brush (on loan), ink and some Japanese paper will be supplied, however you will need some extra paper to practice on; absorbent paper is best such as newspaper or sugar paper.

Wed 7 Dec
10am - 1pm
£48

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Royal Opera House Live: The Nutcracker

2 hours and 45 minutes (including one interval).

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular classical dancing.

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

Maidenhead’s Community Lantern Parade is BACK!  

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday 10 December featuring live music and entertainment as we light up the night in Maidenhead. The Parade is a celebration of community and the arts and encourages local people to get together, creating fantastic artworks, dancing and parading their fabulous creations through Maidenhead town centre. This year the parade will take a new route to celebrate the new Riverside Quarter.

Norden Farm will once again team up with SameSky, an award-winning community arts charity who have been creating fantastic lanterns, costumes and community events since 1987.

Get involved at one of our Lantern Making Workshops, running throughout November and December. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process to create your own lantern to illuminate at the parade.  


Lantern Making Workshops

Our public workshops are held at Norden Farm. Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal-inspired willow frame before covering and decorating your creation. covering and decorating. Suitable for 6+ years, pre-booking essential.

Sat 19 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 26 Nov | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Suitable for 6+ years | £7 per person

Sat 3 Dec | 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm | Adult sessions 17+ years | £17.50 per person

There will be lantern making sessions at Maidenhead Library on 10 December, timings tbc.

Norden Farm are also working with local schools and community groups to ensure that the community as a whole is represented and involved in this fantastic event.

  •  10 Dec FREE
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Charity Concert in Aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

A performance by Maidenhead Concert Band.

Songs from the shows, big band sounds as well as Christmas music.

A great evening for the whole family.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Albion Christmas Band

An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings MBE, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol join founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, on stage for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings.

Kellie takes time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the U.K. press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song ‘Riverbed’ on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as one this country’s finest voices.

Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Banter, Tickled Pink and the Morris On Band.

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world, his voice is pretty special too!

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by our audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from our extensive back catalogue.

Courtyard Theatre
£24

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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music. Dances include the likes of Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Gay Gordons and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15

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Hundred Watt Club - A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club’s glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous – enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. Perfect for a staff night out with a difference, festive party with friends or for helping get that love interest under the mistletoe!

THE LOWDOWN! Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity – not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you’re more comfy in jeans and sneakers – wear them! Over 18s Only – no refunds if it’s ‘Not to your taste’!

‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review

'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'Crude and unpleasant...for crude and unpleasant people' Seetickets review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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