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Savvy Theatre to be company in residence at Croydon’s refurbished Fairfield Halls

A performance at Savvy Theatre's 10th anniversary earlier this month A performance at Savvy Theatre's 10th anniversary earlier this month
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South London arts centre Fairfield Halls has announced local organisation Savvy Theatre as its company in residence for the next 10 years.

The arts complex, based in Croydon, is set to reopen later this year at an unconfirmed date, following a £30 million refurbishment.

Savvy Theatre Company will be given studio theatre space at the venue to use as its base and will deliver weekly classes and performances.

The company will also support the venue’s operator, BH Live, in promoting Fairfield Halls’ community arts programme.

Savvy, which receives Arts Council funding, has worked in south London for the past 10 years creating accessible youth and community theatre projects.

Fairfield Halls venue director Neil Chandler said: “Savvy has an incredibly talented team.

“The opportunity to work with them and support their future growth is a superb fit with our ambition to create a thriving cultural venue for all and welcome more people into Fairfield Halls.”

Founder of Savvy and artistic director Sheree Vickers said: “We are so excited by this partnership and for supporting the vision of ensuring the community has a sense of ownership in this new cultural venue.

“Fairfield Halls is an incredible space with so much opportunity for creative work and we are looking forward to developing our exciting and accessible, participatory theatre programme.”

More information about Savvy’s community programme at Fairfield Halls will be released next year.