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Park Lane, CR9 1DG
020 8688 9291
Fairfield Halls is an arts centre in central Croydon that houses the Ashcroft Theatre, the Arnhem Gallery Civic Hall and an art gallery, as well as dining provisions and a bar.
Many famous musical acts have appeared at the Fairfield Halls, including The Beatles, Status Quo, Shakin' Stevens, Hall and Oates, and Coolio.
Fairfield Halls is on the comedy circuit with acts such as Sean Locke and Jimmy Carr appearing.
Fairfield also hosts a range of dance productions ranging from the Russian State Ballet to Strictly's Brendan Cole, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.
Family shows have ranged from Fireman Sam to Mr Stink, not forgetting the must-see Christmas Panto.
We recently took our 7 year old and 5 year old to see Santa Claus and the Christmas Advenure that was held in the Arnhem Gallery. When we arrived there were a couple of elves talking to the children. Once the show starts, these elves, together with Santa, explain how it is possible for Santa to deliver so many presents to so many children in one night. Santa is even able to perform magic and at the end creates snow that falls in the children. Afterwards, the children each get to meet Santa and receive a present. Parents are encouraged to take a photo too which is nice. All in all I thought this was a lovely show and our children were enchanted by it.
I think Fairfield have one of these shows running most Decembers so we'll look to go again next year. The staff at Fairfield are always so helpful too (e.g. I left my coat on my chair but it was waiting for us after we met Santa) so it makes for an easy trip out with the family.