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Fairfield Halls

architect

 

location

Croydon, London

date

1962

style

Modernist

construction

concrete

type

hall


Fairfield Halls, ready to receive Tony Hadley and Cindarella on Ice

Fairfield Halls is an arts centre in Croydon, London and opened in 1962. It contains a concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre (named for local Peggy Ashcroft), the Arnhem Gallery civic hall (Croydon is twinned with Arnhem) and an art gallery.

The large concert hall is frequently used for BBC recordings. The Halls are the home of the London Mozart Players, whose principal guest conductor is flautist, Sir James Galway. Many famous faces have appeared at the Fairfield Halls, from the Beatles, through Bucks Fizz to Coolio.

The halls are built on the site of Croydon's historic fair field, and above disused railway cuttings which used to link the main London to Brighton railway to Croydon Central Station in what is now Queen's Gardens.

 

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