The £30 million makeover transforming Croydon’s Fairfield Halls into a state-of-the-art performance venue means Croydon will already have an amazing programme of events in 2019.

So what better way to celebrate than as London’s first Borough of Culture?

Fairfield will sit at the heart of a stunning new cultural quarter in Croydon – in an area already being transformed by a combination of new developments and street art.

The complete refurbishment of Fairfield Halls is the first stage in an ambitious regeneration of the Fairfield area, which will revitalise and reconnect this part of East Croydon with the rest of the town centre.

As a key part of Croydon’s £5.25 billion regeneration, Fairfield will become a landmark destination for the arts in South London.

The plans include a new, high-quality public space, a new college, a stunning 2,000 square metre art gallery, niche retail and office space as well as much-needed homes – all with the new Fairfield Halls at its heart.

Proposed changes to the Fairfield Halls have all been well received, with the design team from Rick Mather Architects winning the NLA (New London Architecture) award in the Conservation and Retrofit category.

Croydon Council’s development company, Brick by Brick, is now on site, with the refurbishment due to be completed at the end of 2018 – just in time for the big year.

That’s why you should back Croydon for Borough of Culture 2019.