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"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why." - Henry van Dyke

Enhance and submerge yourself in a good show, great film or just a wonderful piece of art. Find something that will make questions seem like answers and then lead to more questions by using our Guide to find what is available in Croydon.

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CROYDON has started work on the Culture Quarter, this will mean Fairfield Halls is now closed until at least 2018!

Fairfield Halls

Fairfield Hall opened in 1962, it contains a concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre (named after Croydon local Peggy Ashcroft), the Arnhem Gallery civic hall (Croydon is twinned with Arnhem) and an art gallery.

The large concert hall is used for BBC recordings and the Halls are the home of the London Mozart Players. Many famous faces have appeared at the Fairfield Halls and it is used by local schools as the venue for their annual choral concerts. The shows and events are varied and exciting, with something for all tastes.

The Spread Eagle Theatre

Situated in the Spread Eagle pub on the top floor. This pub on Katherine Street also shows classic film in its theatre upstairs.

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Live Music Venues

The Ship

A small pub in the middle of Croydon with brewery records that date back to 1640. Named Shippe as an old colloquial way of writing sheep due to the large sheep market nearby. This pub is classed as an “alternative” pub, music ranges from Rock’n'Roll, swing, punk, classic rock and heavy metal. It has regular live music nights and Battle of the Bands competitions. Whats on>

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