Arts & Culture in Maidenhead
Maidenhead has a rich arts culture, centred on the local community hub at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. Built on the site of a former dairy farm, Norden is the Royal Borough’s capital for performances and exhibitions.
An extensive programme of regular events includes gigs, theatre, visual arts, comedy, classical concerts and family shows.
Grab the popcorn and settle in for a screening in the onsite cinema, there are showings of every genre, from Hollywood blockbusters to the latest art-house releases. You can also catch screenings of performances from venues across the country, including ballet from the National Theatre and Royal Opera House.
There’s also a host of classes for you to get involved in, with workshops for all ages covering everything from drama and dance to podcasting and jewellery design.
In the heart of the town centre, Maidenhead has its very own Desborough Theatre which hosts regular performances from local arts groups and other shows including dance, comedy and cabaret.
Get in touch with your inner art critic at the Stanley Spencer Gallery, located just north of Maidenhead in the pretty village of Cookham.
One of the parishes most famous historical residents, over 120 examples of Spencer’s works are exhibited in the space.
Once you’ve had your fill of art, be sure to pop into Maidenhead’s very own Heritage Centre and take a stroll through the town’s long history, which stretches back as far as the Roman era.
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