normansfield theatre langdon down centre

Normansfield affords excellent accommodation...In the house is a fine theatre for dramatic performances, concerts and dances.

Commissioner's Report 1882

Exquisite Victorian splendour in the heart of South West London

Normansfield was founded as a hospital by Dr John Langdon Down in 1868. Both John and his wife, Mary, had a great love of the theatre with a passion to pass this onto future generations. And so the building of Normansfield Theatre commenced in 1877. The entertainment hall was of grand splendour with proscenium stages, notable architectural ornament and exquisite design which was uncommonly ambitious of the time.

normansfield theatre langdon down centre

Extreme rarity and
historical importance

Following much restoration work over the years Normansfield once again became open for Theatrical use and today stages a range of productions and events. The Grade II* listed building is also home to the largest collection of fully restored Victorian scenery in the UK.


Open Days

Returning Soon

Refurbishments are underway. We will soon be open to the public for open days 

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Stagecoach Holiday Workshops


Join Stagecoach this summer for holiday workshops in the Theatre.

Autumn Concerts


Check back soon for details on our autumn opera schedule.

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This carefully constructed creative course for three 11 week term classes based on the student’s individual progression in drawing and painting. The course is designed…


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Join us every Saturday at 9am for an hour of creative yoga flow.  We will work on strength, drills, flowing effortlessly on our mat and much more. 

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