Conference Centre and Functions
Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability
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. All theatre tickets booked in advance receive a 20% discount voucher to the La Coche restaurant at the Lion Restaurant (www.laclochepub.com)
The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability contributes to the public understanding of learning disability through the work of Dr John Langdon Down, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in hiring any facilities or hosting a production in the Normansfield Theatre.