THE LONG-running redevelopment saga of Croydon’s Fairfield Halls (cap. 1,800) complex could finally be coming to an end, with shows listed for later this year.
The £30 million project, which started in July 2016, was supposed to be complete by June 2018, but a series of delays have seen the opening date pushed back a year.
The official announcements of its reopening was expected to be made on 19 January, but Ticketmaster and Halls operator BH Live were already listing events such as The Story of Guitar Heroes, Sixties Gold and Jimmy Carr.
“We would have liked it to be completed sooner but we are sure it’ll be worth it when it’s open,” Cllr Oliver Lewis tells the Croydon Advertiser.
“This is a big thing for this council to be doing, as a lot of councils across the country aren’t investing in culture. We are confident this will be a great success.”
The venue, which first opened in 1962, has hosted concerts by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who and Queen over the years.