Normansfield Theatre Lighting Appeal

The Langdon Down Centre, where the DSA head office is located, has launched a fundraising appeal to raise £19,000 towards the cost of upgrading all of our stage and front of stage lighting. 

This will make a big difference to the quality of lighting we can provide as well as being more efficient. We would like to replace our current lights with LED fittings.

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The main advantages

  • better quality of lighting
  • more environmentally friendly
  • more efficient & more cost effective

We are asking everyone who supports our wonderful Grade II* listed Victorian Theatre to kindly donate towards this appeal.

How to donate

  • online at:
  • by cheque made payable to Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Centre, 2a Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS
  • by BACS payment to sort code: 160032 Account No 10025447. Account name: Down’s Syndrome Association. Please quote reference: Theatre appeal.
  • Call us Monday to Friday 9am-5pm on 0333 1212 300 and donate over the phone by debit/credit card.

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer and complete a gift aid form your donation will be increased by 25%. Please remember to tick the gift aid form if done online.

Gift Aid forms can be downloaded from the DSA website or we can post to you.

“Normansfield Theatre is a beautiful and rare survivor which I love to visit and it’s wonderful that it is still used as a theatre, music venue and community space. Long may it continue!” – Peter Davidson, DSA Patron

“Improving our lighting will benefit our theatre greatly. We hope that you will support this worthwhile appeal.” – Carol Boys, Chief Executive, Down’s Syndrome Association

Normansfield Theatre is a hidden gem, and considered to be one of the most important private theatres in the country. It is home to the largest collection of restored Victorian scenery in the UK. The theatre is listed by Historic England as Grade II*.

The theatre was built as an entertainment hall and opened in 1879. It formed part of 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.


Normansfield Theatre
Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS