Fairfield Halls celebrates panto success

Nearly 16,000 showgoers recently supported Croydon’s festive panto at Fairfield Halls.

Boasting Davood Ghadami as evil Abanazar, local panto favourite Charlie Guest as Wishee Washee, and Croydon local Kiera Nicole as Jasmine, this year’s UK Productions show Aladdin received glowing praise throughout its run at Fairfield Halls, with one patron calling the show;

“A fantastical and fabulous fun theatre experience, with a tremendously talented cast.”

In December 2024 Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs will take to the stage at Fairfield Halls with full casting to be announced later this spring. Tickets are on sale now with group rates and concessions available.

Relaxed and captioned performances create a more inclusive environment for audience members who have additional sensory needs or accessibility requirements. The tradition will be continued with a relaxed performance of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs scheduled to take place on Friday 3 January 2025.

Fairfield Halls is operated by registered charity BH Live in partnership with Croydon Council. UK Productions, who produce the seasonal panto is one of the country’s leading producers of musical theatre and pantomime both nationally and internationally.

Steve Turner, BH Live’s Associate Director of Venues said;
“Pantomime has become such a beloved tradition within Croydon’s community. For many younger audience members, pantomime is their first introduction to the world of theatre. It’s a huge welcome responsibility for our teams and the performers to create such a magical performance.

It’s wonderful to hear so many people enjoyed last year’s performance at Fairfield Halls and we want to thank all our visitors for their continued support.”

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs is already on sale with hundreds of tickets already snapped up. Discounted groups rates are also available for local schools, clubs and societies.

More information on Fairfield Halls and ticketing can be found at fairfieldhalls.co.uk.


Notes to Editors:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fairfield Halls: Saturday 14 December 2024 – Sunday 5 January 2025
Tickets available to purchase at fairfield.co.uk/events/snow-white-panto-2024. For more information about group rates, bookings, and discounts visit fairfieldhalls.co.uk or email groupsales.sales@bhlive.org.uk

Aladdin, Fairfield Halls: Saturday 16 December 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024

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  • Encourage more people to take part in physical activity– by providing leisure facilities to encourage active communities and improve health and wellbeing.
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  • Deliver economic benefit– by hosting major conferences, exhibitions and events that benefit the local, regional and international economy.

With more than five million visits a year we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

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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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