Conference Centre and Functions
Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability
Normansfield Theatre: see Forthcoming Events for details & booking.
See LDC Classes for: Art, Opera, Yoga, children's drama.
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Welcome to the Langdon Down Centre
The Langdon Down Centre is the theatre wing of the old Normansfield Hospital. The centre houses Normansfield Theatre, a Grade 11* listed Victorian Theatre, the Langdon Down Museum, the national office of the Down's Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International.
The Langdon Down Centre is open to the public twice a week as follows: 2.00pm - 5pm Mondays; 10am - 1pm Saturdays.
Visitors can view the theatre and museum. (The theatre is a working theatre, used by drama groups, etc and it may not always be open if pre-booked for an activity).
Normansfield Theatre hosts an events programme with a broad range of activities. Operas, charity musical concerts, choirs and drama productions have taken place this year, and our programme for 2014 is listed in Forthcoming Events. The theatre is also hired regularly for musical recitals, orchestral groups and other drama groups. For theatre events see forthcoming events. Most theatre tickets booked in advance receive a 20% discount voucher to the La Coche restaurant at the Lion Restaurant (www.laclochepub.com) - for details check individual performances.
Normansfield Theatre is a participant in Visit Theatres. Its website, visittheatres.org is a user-friendly guide to theatres' tours in Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium with information on tours and theatre buildings’ history and architecture. Visit Theatres is part of the European Route of Historic Theatres project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. We hold 4 theatre tours a year where guests are able to view a selection of our Victorian scenery pieces. http://www.visittheatres.org/theatre-tours
The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability at Normansfield Teddington, was the home and institution developed by the Victorian physician Dr John Langdon Down and his family where a revolutionary and enlightened approach was developed for the care of people with learning disabilities. The museum includes exhibitions on the Langdon Down family, Normansfield, the Royal Earlswood Asylum and James Henry Pullen.
Those with a professional interest or carrying out research into the history of Normansfield are welcome to visit by appointment to access the archive. Private group visits can be arranged which include a talk, tour and refreshments. Please contact the Langdon Down Centre Manager or Archivist to arrange a group visit.
The Down’s Syndrome Association is the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome. It provides support, information and advocacy to parents and professionals working with people with Down's syndrome.
Down Syndrome International (DSI) is a UK based international charity, comprising a membership of individuals and organsations from all over the world, committed to ensuring the quality of life and human rights of all people with Down syndrome.
Room hire: various rooms available for hire. The theatre and conference rooms can be hired for meetings, conferences and private functions. Please contact the Langdon Down Centre Manager, on 0333 1212 300 or email email@example.com if you are interested in hiring any facilities or hosting a production in the Normansfield Theatre.
Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £20 and £16 for concessions from 0333 1212 300
Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale has been pulling in the audiences for over 170 years. It's the story of Don Pasquale, a very rich bachelor who disinherits his nephew Ernesto and decides to marry a young girl. The young girl is not quite as she appears, and the comedy begins....