Ashcroft Theatre

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Ashcroft Theatre
Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon - - 457547.jpg
Address Park Lane, Croydon
 United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°22′20″N 0°05′43″W / 51.3722°N 0.0953°W / 51.3722; -0.0953
Owner Croydon London Borough Council
Operator Fairfield Halls
Capacity 749

The Ashcroft Theatre is a theatre located within the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, South London. The theatre was named after Croydon-born Dame Peggy Ashcroft and is a proscenium theatre with a stepped auditorium. The mural on its fire curtain is by the artist Henry Bird.[1] A variety of productions are held throughout the year such as drama, ballet, opera and pantomime. The venue has a seating capacity of 749 and can be converted into a cinema as it has a large screen giving full Cinemascope and standard film format.[2]


  1. ^ Henry Bird and his Theatrical Mural on the Ashcroft Theatre Safety Curtain, Croydon
  2. ^ "Ashford Theatre Technical Specifications" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-04. 

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