Croydon’s cultural calendar is central to what makes it a place where people want to be, want to live, want to work and want to visit.

Croydon is poised for big things and change is already well above the horizon. 2019 is set to be the borough’s flagship cultural year and the council is bidding to become London’s first ‘Borough of Culture’ – a title that will be awarded by the Mayor of London and which will come with a £1.1m investment in new activities and events. 

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A £30m refurbishment of Fairfield Halls, Croydon’s landmark concert hall, theatre, and arts space, is well underway, which will ensure this historic building continues to attract major productions, artists and performers.

The borough is also blessed with local talent and organisations, which combine to create an impressive range of events in local venues and public spaces. The Croydon Heritage Festival, Croydon Comedy Festival and the Croydon Performing Arts Festival, which celebrates South Asian dance and music, are just a few.