Normansfield Theatre tours
Visitors to the Normansfield Theatre will be treated to six original Ruddigore stage panels dating back to the late-1800’s, along with examples of some of the original Victorian scenery. The Normansfield Theatre has one of only two original Victorian scene changing system on stage in the UK. In addition, tours will show the original sunburner in the ceiling, the ornamental proscenium and botanical paintings on the stage riser panel, attributed to Marianne North.
Duration 2 hours
How to book Tours must be booked in advance by phoning Lesley Alabaf on +44(0)333 121 2300 or +44 (0)75 3243 3217 or by email
Tour dates Normansfield Theatre Tours are conducted every 2-3 months depending on demand. Tours normally take place on a Saturday between 10am and midday
Cost £10 (includes light refreshments)
How to get there
The Normansfield Theatre is located at the Langdon Down Centre Trust in Teddington which is easily accessible by train from London. The nearest train station is Hampton Wick, which is about a 7-10 minute walk from the Normansfield Theatre.
For further information please see the theatre’s website
With over 48 theatres in the West End alone, London provides visitors with a wealth of diverse theatre architecture both new and old, from major playhouses to small music halls.
The following London theatres currently offer tours:
Royal Opera House
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Wilton’s Music Hall
The Normansfield Hospital was founded in 1868 by Dr John Haydon Langdon-Down, who gave his name to Down's Syndrome, as an institution for people with learning disabilities. Within the grounds of the hospital Dr Langdon-Down built the Normansfield Theatre as a private theatre to be used by staff as well as patients for both therapeutic and recreational purposes dating back to 1879. Today the Normansfield Theatre maintains many of its original features including the wooden ceiling, original brickwork, windows and the elaborate, ornamental proscenium. Today the Normansfield Theatre is a Grade 2* listed fully restored Victorian Theatre.
See The Theatres Trust Theatres Database ID 2007 Normansfield Theatre