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Entertainment Venue Hire

The Fairfield Concert Hall, The Ashcroft Theatre, The Arnhem Gallery and The Studio can all be hired for your own entertainment events. This can include live shows, concerts, gospel, sports events, lectures, plays or any type of event that you wish to put on in front of an audience or cameras. Fairfield is situated in the centre of Croydon and only five minutes walk from East Croydon Station (twenty minutes from central London). Hirers of our venues come from all over the world and we welcome any enquiry for the use of our facilities.

  • The Concert Hall

    Our Concert Hall is renowned for the quality of its acoustic, one of the finest in Europe, and able to seat up to 1,789 people (including 250 choir seats behind the stage (which can be screened off if required) and11 wheelchair and 11 carer spaces). The stage is in configurable in sixteen hydraulic sections that can be arranged to suit your performance or event. The auditorium can also be screened off to conceal the upper stalls to make a more intimate audience of 798 (with the balcony empty).
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  • The Ashcroft Theatre

    The Ashcroft Theatre seats 747 people (including 4 wheelchair and 4 carer spaces) and features a proscenium arch giving excellent sight lines from all seats. If the Circle is left empty then the downstairs audience in the front and rear stalls totals 531 (including the wheelchair/carer spaces).
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  • The Arnhem Gallery

    The Arnhem Gallery has a flat floor area of 407 square metres, uninterrupted by any supporting columns, with a floor to ceiling clearance height of 5 metres. We can erect temporary staging in the Arnhem Gallery to create a standing or theatre style seating concert for 400. It can also be configured in a cabaret style for 300. The Arnhem is hired for many different types of live events including concerts, lectures, plays, cabarets and boxing matches.
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  • The Studio

    Our Studio space has a floor area of approximately 110 square metres (assuming use of a temporary stage) with a floor to ceiling height of 3.4m. Temporary staging can be erected to create a theatre space for 120 patrons. It can also be configured for cabaret style events for 84. Thus the space is ideal for rehearsals, readings, smaller scale children’s productions, plays and comedy cabarets.
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    Download The Studio Tech Spec

Additional Services

Our venues have extensive dressing room facilities and full technical support to help with sound, lighting and AV. We can also advise on any security issues as we work closely with the local police and licensing authorities. We operate a fully manned box office, online ticket sales, a Corps of Stewards and a Marketing Department that can be made available to hirers. Click here for our ‘Marketing Your Event at Fairfield’ Info Sheet

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If you are interested in hiring rooms for catering, celebration or party use.