Beauty and the Beast Festive pantomime at Fairfield Halls rescheduled to 2021/22

This year’s festive pantomime in the Ashcroft Theatre at Fairfield Halls, Beauty and the Beast, has been rescheduled to 2021/22.

Due to take place from Tuesday 8 December 2020 – 03 January 2021, the new 2021 dates are from Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 02 January 2022

On behalf of Imagine Theatre, Steve Boden, Managing Director says

“After careful consideration and in light of the most recent guidelines issued by the UK Government it is with enormous regret that we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020/21 pantomime in the Ashcroft Theatre at Fairfield Halls – Beauty and the Beast. However we are not saying goodbye completely, oh no we’re not! The pantomime will be back for our Christmas season in 2021-22.

“We have made this decision after carefully assessing the options open to us in relation to social distancing within the venue as well as the financial risk for us and our producers. But most importantly we believe that you need to experience a pantomime in a packed auditorium with a large audience full of families who can interact with the actors on stage, as that is the beauty and tradition of pantomime. If we are unable to achieve that this year then we would not be doing the artform justice. Therefore, postponing until next year feels like the most sensible, fair and safe option.”

On behalf of Fairfield Halls, Steve Turner, BH Live’s Divisional General Manager adds,

“Although this is devastating for us at the venue, and all who are involved in bringing the thrill of the festive panto to Croydon, we feel that pausing this year’s performance of Beauty and the Beast is the right thing to do – ensuring that when our audiences can return, they can experience the same award winning level of production and atmosphere that Imagine and their amazing cast gave us with Cinderella in 2019. We will lift the curtain again at Fairfield Halls and we can’t wait for the magic to return in 2021.”

Ticket holders will be contacted directly to advise of the new dates. More information and details to purchase tickets is available on and