Matthews Yard is an award winning arts & creative hub in the heart of Croydon. We are home to the first fully crowd funded theatre in the UK, a successful art gallery, showcasing the work of emerging local artists and multifunction space which hosts a diverse range of arts and community events. Our second premises in exchange square offers a selection of affordable suites for artists and designers.

Sadly, the original Matthews Yard is closing on 22nd February 2020 as the building we are in is being demolished to make way for flats. We have found a new premises but need help to raise funds to cover the costs of relocating and fitting out the new space. If you are able to help us, please donate using the form below.

Excellent Venue@aesmith1312 Read More
Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talentJohn Wilkie Read More
A lovely place – a hotbed of talent. A lot of exciting things happening here – great to see wonderful theatre at a reasonable price, also great for food and to hang out.
FriendlyRachael Power Read More
Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chainPrabhath P Read More
The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yardlaulie5 Read More
I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value Read More
really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute GemGlass Moon Theatre Company Read More
This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one Read More
I absolutely love it and all the charm it exudes. The food is great, the ambience relaxing, the staff are lovely and the events it holds are amazing. I truly wish every town and village had its own Matthews Yard. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Trendy. Tasty. Good Looking. Read More
Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang outDeloris Daniels Read More
Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich VillageNick R Read More
Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venuePhilWCroydon Read More
The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
UnparalleledThe Croydon Citizen Read More
The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled