Theatre:Normansfield Theatre at Langdon Down Centre

John Langdon Down

John Langdon Down

John Langdon Down


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Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park,
TW11 9PS


Normansfield Theatre is a Grade II* Listed Theatre which was built originally as an entertainment hall in 1877 and completed in 1879. The theatre is a rare example of a private Victorian Theatre containing original painted scenery and other ornate fixtures and fittings (stored).

This section of the hospital was called the theatre wing and was part of the former home of Dr John Langdon Down. The building itself was refurbished and handed over to the Langdon Down Centre Trust as part of a Section 106 planning agreement by Developers Laing Homes in October 2003. The remit of the Langdon Down Centre Trust was to promote, preserve and manage this beautiful Grade II* listed building, and the historical archive material of Dr. Langdon Down.

In 2011 the Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability was established to contribute to the public understanding of the work of Dr John Langdon Down at Normansfield and Earlswood where he was Medical Superintendent before moving to Normansfield. Normansfield Theatre will be open to the public as part of the museum opening in early 2012.

Normansfield Theatre hosts an events programme with a broad range of activities. Operas, charity musical concerts, choirs and drama productions have taken place in 2011. The theatre is also hired regularly for musical recitals, orchestra groups and other drama groups.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing


See location of Langdon Down Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 173701  Lat: 51.41857 Long: -0.31444

By train: the nearest station is Hampton Wick which is 7 minutes walk.

By bus: the 281 and 285 stop outside the building.

By car: from Kingston, drive past Hampton Wick station and take the first right after Normansfield Avenue into Langdon Park. From Twickenham take the first left after Holmesdale Road into Langdon Park. There is limited parking. Please obtain a parking permit from the Langdon Down Centre office.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Hampton Wick station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing