Fairfield Halls boasts packed programme for early 2024

News 19 January 2024

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Croydon, UK – Croydon residents can expect to experience a packed programme of music, musical, cultural and comedic events at Fairfield Halls across the first half of 2024.

Boasting stars such as Coleen Nolan, Nathan Carter and Ruby Wax, Fairfield Halls is continuing to build its extensive programme of events throughout the new year.

Cultural events in the venue’s iconic Concert Hall include performances from London Mozart Players and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plus the Czech National and China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestras.

Family events also take a key place in the 2024 line-up, with highlights such as Dinosaur Adventure Live and Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out. Fairfield’s annual pantomime will also return, with curtains lifting on Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs in December 2024.

As well as entertainment and shows the venue is also hosting a series of conferences, exhibitions and hospitality events. Furthermore, it is home to the Yamaha Music School which each week, welcomes hundreds of local young people who are learning to play a variety of instruments and sing.

Companies in residence at Fairfield Halls include Talawa, SAVVY Theatre Company, and London Mozart Players who also have a programme of rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

The following entertainment performances are scheduled to take place at Fairfield Halls – information correct at the time of writing.

What’s on at Fairfield Halls?

January 2024

Aladdin Pantomime (Wednesday 27 December 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024)

An Evening with Jeff Stelling: hosted by Bianca Westwood (Friday 12 January)

Money For Nothing (Saturday 20 January) The Wizard Of Oz (Saturday 28 January)

Johnny Cash Roadshow: Sin & Redemption (Tuesday 30 January)

February 2024

The Magic Of Motown (Thursday 1 February)

Magic Of The Bee Gees (Friday 2 February)

Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly – featuring the Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv (Saturday 3 February)

An Evening Of Burlesque (Saturday 3 January)

You’re Bard! (Thursday 8 February)

Lost In Music (Friday 9 February)

Man Problem (Saturday 10 February)

London Mozart Players – Mozart: The Mixtape (Saturday 10 February)

Celebrating The Supreme (Sunday 11 February)

Move Masters: Talents of Feet with Freedom (Sunday 11 February)

Dinosaur Adventure Live (Wednesday 14 February)

QUEENZ: The Show with Balls! (Friday 16 February)

Croydon Symphony Orchestra: The Magic of Vienna (Saturday 17 February)

Kyrah Gray and Friends Comedy Night (Thursday 22 February – Thursday 28 March)

Mad Professor & The Ariwa Posse (Saturday 24 February)

Coleen Nolan ‘Naked’ (Wednesday 28 February)

March 2024

Nabil Abdulrashid: The Purple Pill (Friday 8 March)

A Country Night in Nashville (Saturday 9 March)

Nathan Carter and his Band (Friday 15 March)

Frankie’s Guys (Saturday 16 March)

China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (Friday 22 March)

Robert Temple: The Hypnotist: RED RAW (Friday 22 March)

Young Croydon Composers: Celebrating LBoC (Saturday 23 March)

Stuart Michael: The Psychic Medium (Saturday 23 March)

Kalasetu: Building Cultural Bridges (Sunday 24 March)

James Phelan: Greatest Magician (Friday 29 March)

April 2024

Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame (Friday 12 April)

Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding (Saturday 13 April)

LDN Wrestling (Sunday 14 April)

Lipstick On Your Collar (Friday 19 April)

Beyond The Barricade (Saturday 27 April)

May 2024

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael (Friday 10 May)

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: 10 (Tuesday 14 May)

Czech National Symphony Orchestra (Thursday 16 May)

Coldplace (Thursday 16 May)

One Night In Dublin (Thursday 23 May)

Alexander O’Neal (Sunday 26 May)

June 2024

Exciting Science (Saturday 1 June)

Ruby Wax (Friday 7 June)

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out (Saturday 8 June – Sunday 9 June)

Sex Machine: The James Brown Story (Friday 14 June)

The ukulele orchestra of Great Britain (Sunday 23 June)

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac (Friday 28 June)

Fairfield Halls is operated by BH Live in partnership with Croydon City Council. BH Live is a registered charity and social enterprise.

Steve Turner, BH Live’s Associate Director of Venues said;

“Live performances and events play such an important part in people’s lives. As well as being a great mood booster, enjoying a live event brings people in our community together.

“Next year, Fairfield Halls has lots of fantastic culture and entertainment for Croydon’s community to enjoy. It’s fantastic to see so much new and returning talent coming to Croydon and there is something to appeal to people of all ages and interests.”

For further information on ticketing and events, visit fairfield.co.uk or visit the Fairfield Halls box office in venue.

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About Fairfield Halls, Croydon

With a long and distinguished history, Fairfield Halls sits in the heart of Croydon.

Spaces inside the venue include its 809-seat Ashcroft Theatre, the world-class 1,802-seat Concert Hall, and The Recreational a 750-capacity standing live music venue. Additional studio space is available in the adjoining John Whitgift Community Cube which is also home to a vibrant café open daily serving food and drink.

As well as the main auditoriums, there are additional spaces and rooms that regularly accommodate local business events, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, consumer-led events, and attractions such as family gatherings and celebrations.

The venue is also home to a well-attended Yamaha Music School providing a comprehensive learning programme including keyboard, guitar, singing and drums to hundreds of local people aged two years and upwards.

Companies in residence at Fairfield Halls include Talawa, SAVVY Theatre Company, and London Mozart Players.

Following a major refurbishment in 2019, the venue’s opening seasons included an eclectic mix of theatre, music, comedy, performance, dance and family entertainment including an annual festive pantomime.

Fairfield Halls is operated by registered charity BH Live in partnership with Croydon Council.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother opened the Fairfield Halls on Friday 2 November 1962. The inaugural concert in the Concert Hall was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent, with renowned soloist Yehudi Menuhin also performing.

The Ashcroft Theatre was opened on 5 November by Croydon-born Dame Peggy Ashcroft, with the opening ceremony including a monologue by Sir John Betjeman called ‘Local Girl Made Good’. The first play performed was Royal Gambit, starring Dulcie Gray.

The Arnhem Foyer is named after Croydon’s twin-town of Arnhem in the Netherlands.

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