Fairfield Hall is an arts centre in Croydon
and opened in 1962. It contains a concert hall, the Ashcroft Theatre (named after 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, including Traffic (who recorded a live album in the halls), Family (who recorded the first side of their album, Anyway in the halls) and The Nice (who recorded their album, Five Bridges in the halls).The long-term commercial viability of the Fairfield was threatened by the local council's proposed development of an 12,500 seater arena on the Croydon Gateway site next to East Croydon Station.