Croydon Comedy Festival


Welcome to Croydon’s festival season 2017

Posted on June 15th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Get set to celebrate summer with festivals across the borough

Keep your eye on the weather forecast. A lot depends on it. There’s a long (and let’s hope hot) summer of festivals and open air fun ahead.

Of course, not all the events will be outdoors. And even if it pours, our stiff upper lips will see us through. Not to mention our cagoules.

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South Norwood Arts Festival comes in from the cold

Posted on October 2nd, by Heather Hardie in Culture. 1 Comment

Heather Hardie welcomes the return of South Norwood’s arts festival, now in its eighth year

Ever heard animals sing? Read your own poetry to an audience? Eaten delicious food from twenty countries? Joined in with a choir? Wandered into the bowels of a listed building? Smelt flowers in a secret garden? Had a Halloween surprise?

You can do all this and more at South … Read More »



Comedy festival review: Richard Herring and Matt Green at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 12th August

Posted on August 21st, by Paul Dennis in Culture. 1 Comment

Paul Dennis catches a big fish at the Oval Tavern during Croydon’s comedy festival

Wouldn’t you just know it? Edinburgh is in full swing, so naturally we have a comedy festival in Croydon.

Now, all things being equal, you would expect any comedians worth their salt to be in Scotland right now, so it was a bit of a surprise to see two big names on … Read More »



Print Archive: June 2015 print edition – The Festival Edition

Posted on July 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Festival season came to Croydon in the summer of 2015, and this edition of the Croydon Citizen was all about it

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Event review: Pappy’s at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 18th June

Posted on June 24th, by Rob Preston in Culture. No Comments

Mirth this well made is magical, says Rob Preston

There is a lot of festivals coming up in Croydon quite soon. We have Purley Festival, South Croydon Food Festival, Croydon Heritage Festival‘s on right now, and in July the ambitious Ambition Festival. But what about comedy?

Since the closure of comedy club Up the Creek and then the Warehouse Theatre, laughs … Read More »



Croydon’s summer of festivals 2015

Posted on June 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. 1 Comment

Croydon a cultural desert? Hardly! There’s a tidal wave of festivals and events coming our way this summer

Whether you’re a music lover, comedy enthusiast, culture vulture, heritage fan or someone who likes to keep it local, there’s a festival this summer to encourage you to take the plunge. Some of the programmes aren’t quite finalised as we’ve gone to press, but here are some … Read More »