Fairfield Halls boasts packed programme for July-December 2024

More than 68,000 people have flocked to Fairfield Halls, Croydon over the past six months to attend conferences, exhibitions, performances, and events with a packed programme of music, musical, cultural and comedic events still to come over the next six months.

Following a strong spring season with acts including Coleen Nolan, the London Mozart Players, Frankie Boyle and Nabil Abdulrashid, the second half of the year has an eclectic mix of comedy, music, and live performances, hosting stars such as John Bishop, Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Carr, 10cc and Rick Wakeman.

Cultural events include performances from the Multi Story Orchestra, Chineke! Junior Orchestra, RUSH – A Joyous Jamaican Journey, and an Imperial Classical Ballet performance of Swan Lake.

Family events also take a key place in the 2024 line-up, with highlights such as Tom Fletcher’s There’s A Monster In Your Show and Steve Backshall’s Ocean. 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 orchestral rehearsals and recordings, conferences, exhibitions, and hospitality events *note not included in event listings below*. Furthermore, Fairfield Halls 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.

Fairfield Halls also works in partnership with Croydon’s internationally acclaimed BRIT School throughout the year to host showcases, performances, and hire out rehearsal spaces to showcase young local talent. BRIT School alumni include local Croydon superstar RAYE as well as international superstars such as Adele, Tom Holland, Jessie J, and the late Amy Winehouse.

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

What’s on at Fairfield Halls?

July 2024
Rhod Gilbert & the Giant Grapefruit (Thursday 4 July)
Multi Story Orchestra: Verified (Friday 12 July)
Reductio Presents: The Mashup Dance Event (Friday 12 July)
LDN Wrestling (Sunday 14 July)

August 2024
Tiny Dancer: The Music of Elton John (Friday 2 August)
Chineke! Junior Orchestra Summer Concert (Saturday 10 August)
Bowie Experience (Saturday 17 August)
Joe Pasquale: The New Normal – 40 Years of Cack… Continued! (Friday 30 August)

September 2024
Rave On (Friday 6 September)
Professor David Wilson & Marcel Theroux: Killer Books (Saturday 7 September)
Ben Portsmouth: This Is Elvis (Saturday 14 September)
The Simon & Garfunkel Story (Friday 20 September)

October 2024
Legend: The Music of Bob Marley (Friday 4 October)
Luther (Saturday 5 October)
Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny (Wednesday 9 October)
80s Live! (Thursday 10 October)
Rush: A Joyous Jamaican Journey (Friday 11 October)
Oliver Samuels: Lucky Money (Saturday 12 October)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Friday 18 October)
The Greatest Hits of Motown: How Sweet It Is (Saturday 19 October)
There’s a Monster In Your Show (Tuesday 22 October – Wednesday 23 October)
Steve Backshall: Ocean (Thursday 24 October)
A Night At The Movies: The Soundtrack of Your Life (Thursday 24 October)
Milton Jones (Friday 25 October)
Country Superstars (Saturday 26 October)
John Bishop: Back At It (Sunday 27 October)
10cc In Concert (Thursday 31 October)

November 2024
Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells (Sunday 3 November)
Sister Sledge Live Featuring Kathy Sledge (Wednesday 6 November)
Mark Watson (Saturday 9 November)
Rob Lamberti Presents Perfectly George (Saturday 9 November)
Swan Lake (Thursday 21 November)
Tom Stade: Risky Business (Friday 22 November)
Thank You For The Music (Saturday 23 November)
Forbidden Nights (Friday 29 November)

December 2024
The Rick Wakeman Yuletide Christmas Show (Friday 6 December)
Monty Bojangles’ Swing and Jazz Christmas Special (Friday 6 December)
Christmas Party Nights 2024 at Fairfield Halls (Saturday 7 December)
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Pantomime (Friday 13 December 2024 – Sunday 5 January 2025)

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

Steve Turner, BH Live’s Director of Venues shared:

“Continuing to bring more live performances and events to Fairfield Halls is such an important way of introducing more fantastic culture and entertainment to Croydon’s local community. Fairfield’s programme is more diverse than ever – 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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