Pantomime at Fairfield Halls is back and we at The Caterham and District Independent were invited along to join in the fun at their ‘Cinderella’ debut last month! Imagine Theatre produced an outstanding performance in the venues newly refurbished Phoenix Concert Hall which has an incredible capacity of up to 1800. The production without traditional theatrical infrastructure and incorporating a modern digital screen took the panto to a new innovative level. The cast consisted of a long list of credits and talent which was portrayed during their performance.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother officially opened Fairfield Halls on Friday 2 November 1962 and it has become an established building on the Croydon skyline. Monday 16th September 2019 saw the doors open once again at Fairfield Halls. The queues to the box office went around the side of the building and hourly tours operated for the public. Its’£40 million refurbishment (which was funded by Croydon Council ) has been completed and the venue is now one of the biggest arts centres in the UK, the largest in South London, and the largest multi-disciplinary arts and entertainment space in South London and the South East and it’s on our doorstep!
Dame Judy Dench unveiled the mural of Dame Peggy Ashcroft which consists of hundreds of small images of people who live in Croydon. The clever piece of art was created by artist Helen Marshall.
The multi functional spaces offer areas for all sorts of events. Lounges, eating points and theatres, all of which are within the building, host shows from different genres of music and comedy through to family entertainment, exhibitions and events . The grand piano cannot be missed as you enter the lobby and anyone is welcome to stop by and play. If you fancy listening to a talk, need to meet a friend or simply somewhere to work on your laptop Fairfield will welcome you.
Next years Pantomime is ‘Beauty and The Beast’. We have our tickets booked already and so would love to see you there!
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