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the venue

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Google tour

Take a Google tour of Norden Farm with Overshoot Photos, click here to see the tour!

Facilities available at Norden Farm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts boasts superb, high tech facilities ideal for business conferences, meetings and training sessions. It is also popular with local arts groups and touring companies for staging performances or displaying exhibitions. If you are interested in holding a business meeting or conference at Norden Farm, please look here to see what we can offer. To enquire about prices and availability, you can contact us on 01628 682555 or admin@nordenfarm.org.

The Courtyard Theatre

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Norden Farm's largest performance space, the Courtyard Theatre, seats 225 in its usual format, although the staging and seating are flexible and can accommodate up to 265 people. The Theatre benefits from a superb acoustic, beautiful wooden balconies and of course, high specification technical facilities.

The Theatre is used to mount a huge range of performance activities, both by professional companies, local arts groups and young performers through our programme of participatory workshops. It is also equipped with high quality 35mm film projection, which enables our regular programme of film screenings to take place.

You can download a seating plan for the Courtyard Theatre by clicking here.

Studio Theatre

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Norden Farm's second performance space has a maximum capacity of 100, and like the Theatre hosts a wide range of performance by local and incoming groups. Particular features of the Studio programme include regular folk music events, our 'Live Literature' programme of readings and discussions with published writers and regular theatre shows for children.

It is equipped with dance mirrors and a fully sprung, light maple floor so also hosts our youth dance group, Norden Exposure as well as some of our other workshop activities.

Long Barn

The Long Barn is a multi-purpose venue which holds up to 80 people and benefits from its unique setting in our 18th century barn. The timber framed barn offers an unusual and interesting environment for activities, and is used for youth activities, business meetings, training and receptions and occasional concerts, as well as visual arts classes and workshops.

Cafe Bar

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10am - 11pm

Sun 10am - 10.30pm

Please note, the Cafe Bar will be closed to the public on Sunday 6 July between 11.30am and 3.30pm.

Food Served

Tues-Sat 11.30am - 3pm and 5.30pm - 8pm

Sun 12pm - 3pm

• Lunchtime menu, children’s menu and Pre-Show Dinner Offers

• Daily specials and Sunday roasts

• Speciality coffees

• Ice creams

• Event catering

Plus don’t forget to order your interval drinks!

The Café Bar can also cater for your special occasion. Contact our Café Bar Manager Richard Murphy on 01628 682566 or catering@nordenfarm.org'>catering@nordenfarm.org

Pre-Show Dinner Offer

Book a meal at the same time as your ticket and get two courses for only £14. Available from 5.30pm (12pm Sundays).

Selected Events. Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Please arrive at least an hour and half before the show to enjoy your meal. Limited availability.

Click here for the Cafe Bar menu.

Click here for the children's menu.

Please order food and drinks at the bar. For Sunday Roasts, please see the specials board.

The Gallery

The Gallery is located at the rear of the Centre, behind the Farmhouse, and features exhibitions of both two and three dimensional contemporary art. Entry is free, with exhibitions changing every three or four weeks. MORE

Recent events at Norden Farm ...

ROH Live: Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandNT Live: John (18)Michael Law – Travels with Sheridan MorleyThe Vinyl Frontier: <i>Band on the Run</i> by Paul McCartney & WingsAn Albion ChristmasThe Carnival of the Animals - Community Lantern ParadeChocolate WorkshopSeason's Greetings of Jazz with Steve Waterman (trumpet)Charity Christmas ConcertsLa BayadèreThe Riot Club (15)Free Kipper StorytellingDire StreetsAangikaPolice Dog HoganRobert Newman's New Theory of Evolution