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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard

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1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom

The Studio is an intimate performance space suited to theatre, film, comedy and rehearsals.

September 2014

Beats & Eats

September 6, 2014.6:00 am-11:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Free
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Acoustic Bunker

September 14, 2014.7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Free

Our monthly Sunday evening acoustic session features a selection of live acts. This month you can catch Russell Joslin, Paula Tebbens and Gary Black from 7pm in The Studio @ Matthews Yard. Free Admission.

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Robin Ince: In And Out Of His Mind

September 16, 2014.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£13.00

Robin Ince: In and Out if His Mind Robin Ince returns to Matthews Yard with his Autumn Tour of In And Out Of His Mind. After dabbling in Darwin and cleaning out Schrodinger's Cat, Robin now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too. From Freud and Jung to Laing and Milgram, from rats after rewards to insanity cured by ink spots, Robin looks at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings.

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Morningstar

September 17, 2014.8:30 pm-9:30 pm
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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£6.00

Morningstar Stars fade and heavens fall. Be transported to the dawn of time, witness the birth of evil, and live to tell the tale. This is an abstract promenade performance with no interval. Loud music and dance play an important part in the performance. While it will be possible to sit down during the performance, the best experience is obtained by remaining on ones feet and being prepared to move around. Each audience member will be required to wear a…

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Morningstar

September 18, 2014.9:30 pm-10:15 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£6.00

Morningstar Stars fade and heavens fall. Be transported to the dawn of time, witness the birth of evil, and live to tell the tale. This is an abstract promenade performance with no interval. Loud music and dance play an important part in the performance. While it will be possible to sit down during the performance, the best experience is obtained by remaining on ones feet and being prepared to move around. Each audience member will be required to wear a…

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Robin Ince: In And Out Of His Mind

September 23, 2014.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£13

Robin Ince: In and Out if His Mind Robin Ince returns to Matthews Yard with his Autumn Tour of In And Out Of His Mind. After dabbling in Darwin and cleaning out Schrodinger's Cat, Robin now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too. From Freud and Jung to Laing and Milgram, from rats after rewards to insanity cured by ink spots, Robin looks at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings.

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Women’s Institute

September 24, 2014.7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Free

The Croydon Chapter of the Women's Institute meet at Matthews Yard on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Usually meeting in The Studio @ Matthews Yard the group offers a varied programme which has seen cake decorating, wine tasting and talks from business leaders. Come along and find out more.

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Bourbon & Blues: Errol Linton

September 27, 2014.8:00 pm-11:45 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5.00

We are delighted to bring to you the hugely talented Errol Linton, live in The Studio this Saturday, with doors at 8.00pm.  Admission is FREE for members, £5 for non members in advance, or £8 on the door. ‘Britain, once a blues power-house, has several fascinating new talents. Most notable is Errol Linton’ - Sunday Times ‘Soft spoken vocals carry sweetness and dejection’ - The Observer ‘ A gifted blues man… refreshingly free of clichés’ - Independent On Sunday ‘A voice…

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October 2014

Ian Prowse: Lest we forget

October 18, 2014.7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10.00

Lest we forget Ian Prowse releases his brand new single Lest We Forget. The single is released on October 19th to both commemorate and mourn the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Ypres. A battle which saw the British Army suffer losses that resulted in the decision of mass conscription for the young men of Britain. As with all Ian Prowse tracks it’s a song from the heart as he explains “ I wanted to release a single right in…

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House of Stray Cats; Actathon ~ Palestine Fundraiser

October 19, 2014.10:00 am-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£3

In order to raise much needed funds for charity Medical Aid for Palestinians, theatre company House of Stray Cats are inviting the public to partake in a 12 hour Actathon. Never attempted before, this will be 12 hours of inundated improvisation provided by anyone who wishes to get on stage and take part. Come in the morning, afternoon, evening - or if you're a hardcore improviser - all day! Performances can be as ridiculous, silly, serious, loud, quiet or crazy as…

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Brothers of Mothershovel

October 24, 2014.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Croydon's very own Brothers of Mothershovel return to The Studio @ Matthews Yard for this gig with support from Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society. More details to follow soon.

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Croydon International Film Festival

October 25, 2014.10:00 am-10:00 pm
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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Free

The Croydon International Film Festival, (formerly the H.E.L.D Film Festival) takes place over two days in The Studio @ Matthews Yard. The all day event will include films for children in the earlier parts of both days. A full programme and schedule will be available on the IFF website shortly.

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Bop and Boogie Halloween Show

October 30, 2014.10:00 am-6:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Tickets at the door or on the organisers website

Join us for an all singing, all dancing fun show. Meet some Spook-tastic characters that go bump in the night! Fancy dress competition, suitable for 3+ years & great family fun! 30th Oct 10am, 12pm, 2pm show times Tickets available at Bopandboogie.com or on the door. Limited spaces available.    

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November 2014

Hip Hop Vs. The Nation

November 16, 2014.6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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A live debate tackling today's issues in the Hip Hop industry and how it effects us as people. Includes special guest performances. See featured image for more information.

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Look how far we’ve come – Community Talk – African History+

November 22, 2014.12:30 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5.00

Following on from last July's Look... Community Talk event, co-organised with Croydon Radical History Network, this is a Look How Far We've Come Community Talk Xtra event, which adds extra films, presentations, and live music aimed at young people, adults and families! This event does offers an opportunity to engage with societal and local issues, and also history through presentations, music and discussions. All are welcome! The Agenda 12.30-2.00pm Britain’s Contribution To The Development Of Reggae Music . Film & Q&A…

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Activity Plus Zumba – for adults with learning / physical disabilities

November 26, 2014.11:00 am-12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until January 21, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Have fun & get fit at your own pace! For adults with learning or physical disabilities and/or complex needs. Carers go free ; £5 admission Embrace the positive. Feel the beat. For more information contact PLUS : 02082971250 NOTE: There is no session(s) on the 24th December and the 31st December.  

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Bourbon & Blues : With Giles Hedley & The Aviators

November 29, 2014.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5.00

Our very own monthly blues, this November features Giles Hedley and the Aviators in the Studio. Join us for a night filled with music, food & bourbon. Admission: £5 for Non-Members | Members free admission Reserve your table in the Studio http://matthewsyard.creativeclusters.net/table-reservations/ Bourbon glazed ribs & more available on the night. Quality selection of bourbons Doors: 8pm Become a Member today for free admission to all our live music events & 15% off food & drink inc. Alcohol, visit the…

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December 2014

Hip Hop Vs. The Nation

December 14, 2014.6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Fresh off the success of the first event and with the support from the voice newspaper. Tubby Boy brings you the latest installment of Hip Hop VS. The Nation. This months topic is based on Women in the Hot Seat with female journalist Max Da Cab Driver and music entrepreneur RKay Williams. Movie/Music video director  Jimmy Camera Chiba, Women Trust Ambassador Marianna Zappi . The best soul food will also be getting served by Tubby's awesome mother, see you there.

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Bop & Boogie: Christmas Show

December 20, 2014.1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£4.00

Join Bop & Boogie for an all singing, all dancing show. Meet some festive characters full of Christmas spirit! Fancy dress competition, so dress to impress! Kids & Adults £4, £3 for Whitgift Weenie members.   Saturday 20th December: 1pm & 3pm show times. Tickets available at BopandBoogie.com or on the door. Fun for the family, all welcome.

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January 2015

Espresso: Matthews Yard Theatre Company

January 14, 2015.7:00 pm-January 18, 2015.5:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£12

Espresso: A theatrical production from the14th - 18th January 2015, at Matthews Yard Studio,7:30pm Espresso is a shot of caffeine to the heart. A heartbreakingly erotic tale of love and loss told against the background of Italian family, death and Catholic erotic mysticism. Rosa unfolds the story of her father's car accident and how it affects the lives of the three women who love him the most: his daughter, his mother and his wife. Meanwhile, Amante, the second uninvited narrator, bursts…

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SCRATCH night

January 30, 2015.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 7:30 pm on day 30 of the month, repeating until July 31, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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SCRATCH is a night of performance, showcasing theatre, dance, and music. SCRATCH offers a platform to new and emerging Artists to showcase their talents and work. Often the work shown is work-in-progress, which is in the process of being developed further for future performances. Each month, we showcase a wide variety of acts from across a range of genres, there's always something for everyone! Each act has 20 minutes to perform and there is the opportunity for feedback/questions-and-answer sessions between the…

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Bourbon & Blues: Sam Kelly’s Band

January 31, 2015.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5

Our very own monthly blues night, this Saturday 31st January features and welcomes back the great Sam Kelly and his Blues Band in the Studio. Join us for a night filled with outstanding live blues, food & bourbon. Admission: £5 for Non-Members | Members free admission Reserve your table in the Studio http://matthewsyard.creativeclusters.net/table-reservations/ Bourbon glazed ribs & more available on the night. Quality selection of bourbons Doors: 8.30pm Become a Member today for free admission to all our live music…

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February 2015

The Croydon Filmmaking Meet-up

February 3, 2015.6:00 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day 3 of the month, repeating until February 3, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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A new home for the Croydon Filmmaking Meetup. The first Tuesday every month starting in February 3rd 2015. Matthew's Yard is off Surrey Street Market, a 10 minute walk from East Croydon Station. You are all invited to our first session & meeting to help establish an agenda for the meetup going forward. 6-10pm. You are urged to arrive as early as possible so we maximise the time. The Studio Theatre space can be used to shoot, edit, show film, whatever we can…

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Camilla Bliss Yoga

February 7, 2015.10:30 am-11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until February 21, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes in Croydon with CamillaBlissYoga Come and enjoy this energetic, dynamic and yet healing form of yoga on a Saturday morning. It's the perfect way to start your day, breath synchronized movements to create awareness of your body and mind in creative sequences using yogic techniques like pranayama, bandhas, mudras and chanting Dates: February        7th and 21st March   7th, 21st April      11th and 25th May       9th and 23rd Time: 10:30am…

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Croydon Spanish Group: Bachata Classes

February 8, 2015.4:00 pm-6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 22, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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The fast growing and popular Croydon Spanish Group presents fortnightly Bachata. FREE Admission, all welcome - including beginners to dance, have fun and meet new people while nursing your Spanish streak (if you have one). Croydon Spanish is a friendly language exchange group. Beside learning, we organise social events.  The Bachata classes are a new edition to our  2015 programme.   Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. According to our instructor, it lets  your body…

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Down the Rabbit hole

February 11, 2015.7:30 am-February 14, 2015.10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Down the Rabbit Hole 11th - 14th Feb 7.30pm with a Matinee on 14th Feb at 2.30pm Loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, this darkly comic play follows Alice on her night out to the Rabbit Hole Club and the strange encounters she has there. Down the Rabbit Hole is a new and exciting play produced by Not Just Theatre Productions and written by Joseph Willis.

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Cabaret Duo: What You Don’t Know About Women

February 20, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Local performers Pamela Hall and Tamasine Kimber invite you to share in the fruits of their recent collaboration as they sing female duets from on and off Broadway. From well-known shows such as Wicked, Miss Saigon and Guys & Dolls to the lesser known and more recent, including I Love You Because, Side Show and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, these two talented ladies offer a wide variety of vocal treats with the glitz and glamour they deserve.…

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Future Shorts Winter Season 2014

February 21, 2015.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£3

This Winter Season 2014 features a selection of 9 short films from Canada, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. There will be a selection of snacks including retro sweets and free popcorn. For your diary: Tickets £3 available on our website from the 20th January, Screening on Saturday 21st February @7:30pm in the studio. This event follows the success of the last Secret Cinema event and Robin Williams tribute screening of Dead Poets Society - organised by Gemma and raising over £285.00 for…

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Bourbon & Blues : Chris Corcoran Trio & Katie Bradley

February 28, 2015.8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5

Our very own monthly blues night, the last Saturday every month. Saturday 28th February features and welcomes back Chris Corcoran Trio & Katie Bradley! Join us for a night filled with outstanding live blues, food & bourbon. Admission: Non-Members | £5 standing, £10 seated Members free admission TICKETS GO ON SALE: 03/02/2015 http://matthewsyard.creativeclusters.net/box-office Bourbon glazed ribs & more available on the night. Quality selection of bourbons Doors: 8pm Find yourself going to to Bourbon & Blues often? Become a Member…

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March 2015

Camilla Bliss Yoga

March 7, 2015.10:30 am-11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes in Croydon with CamillaBlissYoga Come and enjoy this energetic, dynamic and yet healing form of yoga on a Saturday morning. It's the perfect way to start your day, breath synchronized movements to create awareness of your body and mind in creative sequences using yogic techniques like pranayama, bandhas, mudras and chanting Dates: February        7th and 21st March   7th, 21st April      11th and 25th May       9th and 23rd Time: 10:30am…

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Witches & Bitches..And a couple of good girls too

March 7, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Enter Stage Right is a long established Theatre company originating at The Leatherhead Theatre in 2001.  In 2013 we took out a very successful tour of Hound of the Baskervilles adapted by the director Claire Malcomson.  The play has now been published by MX Publishing. Claire has now turned her hand to rewriting and adding to Witches, Bitches and a Couple of Good Girls Too this is a witty, cynical comic revue with loads of well known, and not so…

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Rum & Reggae: Ain’t No Sunshine

March 14, 2015.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Our very own first event of the quarterly spectacular of Rum & Reggae featuring the fantastic Fowokan for the event: Ain't No Sunshine to help warm your soul. Cocktails specials, Bobski's Jerk Chicken & more soul food, quality Rums from around the world to choose from to some fantastic live music. Admission: £10 for Non-Members | Members free admission Reserve your table online - tables are limited & fill quickly http://matthewsyard.creativeclusters.net/box-office Doors: 8.30pm Become a Member today for free admission to…

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The Reluctant Dragon

March 18, 2015.5:00 pm-March 22, 2015.5:45 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

The Reluctant Dragon 18-20nd March at 5.00 - 5.45pm Matinees on 21st and 22nd at 2.30-3.15pm Children's theatre comes to Matthews Yard. A poetry loving dragon, a well-read child and St George form an unlikely friendship in a tale of wit, courage and compassion. An enchanting story from the author of The Wind in the Willows performed using puppetry, music and traditional storytelling by Not Cricket productions.

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Live @ The Studio

March 29, 2015.12:00 pm-2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Event runs from midday till 2pm with four live performances by Betsy Naidu, Dan Bingham, Layla Let and Conrad Murray. Triple C productions will be doing a DJ set in between each artist performance while they set up.

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April 2015

Matthew’s Back Yard

April 3, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

All new monthly comedy event, on the first Friday of every month, featuring some of the hottest up and comers on the circuit, hosted by the controversial Dick Coughlan. All tickets are available online here at our box office: https://events.matthewsyard.com/box-office Doors open 8pm Tickets £10 / Concessions £7 (members, oap, student) Omar Hamdi Comedy at Matthews Yard Fresh from a national tour supporting Russell Kane, various TV appearances, and presenting for Radio 2, Omar Hamdi is ‘just what the comedy…

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Camilla Bliss Yoga

April 11, 2015.10:30 am-11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until May 23, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes in Croydon with CamillaBlissYoga Come and enjoy this energetic, dynamic and yet healing form of yoga on a Saturday morning. It's the perfect way to start your day, breath synchronized movements to create awareness of your body and mind in creative sequences using yogic techniques like pranayama, bandhas, mudras and chanting Dates: February        7th and 21st March   7th, 21st April      11th and 25th May       9th and 23rd Time: 10:30am…

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Lucy and the Party – Adult Version

April 16, 2015
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Performances at 7pm and 8.30pm each day in the Studio
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5 – £6.50

In Noggle Noggle Land, getting into Big School involves attending a party…but only if you have a costume to wear.  The story follows Lucy on her adventure to find her perfect outfit, visiting a baker, a butcher and a candlestick maker as part of her mission. Lucy doesn’t complete her goal in the way you expect: her story is part selflessness, part fashion on a budget and part dragon training. Told completely in rhyme, (with a nod to Dr Seuss…

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Lucy and the Party – Kids Version

April 16, 2015
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Performances are at 11am and 1.30pm on the 16th and 17th, and at 2pm on the 18th and 19th. The Performances on the 18th and 19th include a creative workshop for children.
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

In Noggle Noggle Land, getting into Big School involves attending a party…but only if you have a costume to wear.  The story follows Lucy on her adventure to find her perfect outfit, visiting a baker, a butcher and a candlestick maker as part of her mission. Lucy doesn’t complete her goal in the way you expect: her story is part selflessness, part fashion on a budget and part dragon training. Told completely in rhyme, (with a nod to Dr Seuss and…

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Croydon Tech City – tech startup talks

April 23, 2015.7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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An evening of tech startup demos and discussion with South London's most vibrant tech startup scene. All welcome! Dates Thursday April 23rd Thursday May 21st Thursday June 18th Thursday July 23rd  

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90’s Night with Save the David Lean Cinema

April 24, 2015.7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
Free

A teen movie marathon brought to you by the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign. DRESS UP - DRINK BEER - EAT BURGERS - WATCH MOVIES - 90s style And don’t miss the acclaimed documentary on the teen movie genre ‘Beyond Clueless’ at the David Lean cinema 21st April 7:30pm This is a free event, but there will be a donation box for Matthews Yard. Refreshments available for purchase. Find us on Facebook for costume ideas and updates: 90’s night - movie marathon @ Matthews Yard

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Bourbon & Blues : Katie Bradley’s Band

April 25, 2015.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
£8

Our very own monthly blues night, this Saturday 25th April 2015 features a great voice in the form of Katie Bradley and her Blues Band in the Studio. Join us for a night filled with outstanding live blues, food & bourbon. Admission: £8 for Non-Members | £4 Members BRGR&BEER will be serving a selection of burgers and some specials. Quality selection of bourbons. Doors: 7.30pm Become a Member today for free admission to all our live music events & 15% off food…

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Sell-off: The Privatisation of the NHS

April 29, 2015.11:00 am-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
Free

Sell Off - Your NHS is being privatised, sold off, and given away. Find out how. And what you can do about it. This 1 hour long documentary looks at the back-door privatisation of the NHS, from A&E to Ambulance services. "Corporate interests rather than patient care is driving reform in today's NHS and will divert money away from YOU. And the media are failing to tell you this. This film is radical. With over a dozen NHS insiders as my witnesses,…

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May 2015

Club Soda: Soda Beat

May 11, 2015.6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Soda Beat is London’s first regular integrated live music event for musicians with learning disabilities. Events are hosted by Club Soda and always feature Club Soda’s in-house band The Carbonators alongside guest musicians including artists from the UK’s rapidly growing learning-disabled music scene. Regular musicians The Carbonators aspire to be better than The Beatles (in their own words). The band play rock, punk, blues, soul and jazz all mixed up into good phonics. They came together in May 2011 while…

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NOD

May 13, 2015.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Kane is missing, and his brother is dead. A Croydon-wide manhunt is in progress and the police have appealed to anyone with any information at all to come forward. Evidence is sketchy, and with the clock ticking every piece of information is vital. Kane's life is full of secrets. Uncover the dark and dangerous truth behind what caused a loving brother to commit the oldest crime of all.   Nod is part theatre-experience, part treasure hunt. Join the manhunt for Kane…

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Croydon Tech City – tech startup talks

May 21, 2015.7:30 pm-10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day 21 of the month, repeating until June 18, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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An evening of tech startup demos and discussion with South London's most vibrant tech startup scene. All welcome! Dates Thursday April 23rd Thursday May 21st Thursday June 18th Thursday July 23rd

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Bourbon & Blues: Giles Hedley & The Aviators

May 30, 2015.8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5

The highly anticipated Giles Hedley & the Aviators return.. Our very own monthly blues, this May 2015 features the amazing Giles Hedley and the Aviators in the Studio. Join us for a night of quality music, cocktails,  bourbon & food. Admission: £5 for Non-Members | Members £3 All admissions go towards paying the band :-) Bourbon themed food on the night from @BRGRANDBEER Doors: 8.30pm Become a member today & get discounted admission to all our live music events, 15% off all food…

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June 2015

Mark Thomas: Trespass – work in progress.

June 2, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until June 30, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom

Trespass carries on from where Mark's previous show 100 Acts of Minor Dissent left off. It is his usual odd mix of theatre, stand up, activism, a dash of journalism, activism and dollop of mayhem. Mark asks the question: If the ramblers of the 1930's were here now what would they do to open up the cities? How do we turn the skyscrapers and corporate squares into our playgrounds? He sets out to try and carve a small space in…

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Live Comedy @MatthewsYard

June 5, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day 5 of the month, repeating until July 3, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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A fantastic live music night, hosted by Dick Coughlan from the many greats on the circuit. A comedy night not to be missed. Only at the Matthews Yard studio. Friday June 5th - Doors 8pm Tickets £10/£7 concession Headliner: Mel Moon Described as what would be the result if Victoria Wood & Billy Connolly had a child!! "5 star comedy" John Fleming Support act: Mikey Bharj In 2014 Mikey has recently also  Won the Gong Show and Performed with Jimmy…

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The Thomas Clifford Show

June 10, 2015.8:00 pm-9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until June 14, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

The Thomas Clifford Show is a heart-warming frolic through celebrity culture with the help of Thomas Clifford, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his show with a group of special guests who really are larger than life. It integrates games, audience interaction and improvisation as this fast-paced satire invites the audience to join in on this hour-long journey. "This is a humorous and energetic play…’ which ‘…examines the nature of fame and what it really means to be a celebrity"…

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The Thomas Clifford Show

June 13, 2015.3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£8 – £10

The Thomas Clifford Show is a heart-warming frolic through celebrity culture withthe help of Thomas Clifford, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his show with a group of special guests who really are larger than life. It integrates games, audience interaction and improvisation as this fast-paced satire invites the audience to join in on this hour-long journey. ‘This is a humorous and energetic play...’ which ‘...examines the nature of fame and what it really means to be a celebrity’ – London Theatre

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Equiano and Black Abolitionists

June 27, 2015.2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Saturday 27 June.  2-5pm Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cuguano and Ignatius Sancho were British based African campaigners against the slave trade and slavery in the late 18thC.  This afternoon of talks explores their lives and work. Brycchan Carey: Olaudah Equiano and the Black Abolitionists: An Overview Arthur Torrington: The Life and Times of Ignatius Sancho Martin Hoyles. Cugoano Against Slavery Arthur Torrington. Olaudah Equiano, Haiti and Emancipation Sean Creighton. Black Soldiers and Sailors in the Wars with France   Tickets: £4/£1…

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Rehearsed Reading: Crawling by Steven Kuleshnyk

June 27, 2015.7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£3

Crawling. By Steven Kuleshnyk “The truth is when you get on the treadmill of life you just start running like a madman and you don’t know how to get off. There’s always a deadline. There’s always someone who wants you to work harder and faster than you so that they can get ahead. There’s always a reason to achieve another goal… and we’re never satisfied with just appreciating what we’ve got… until it’s too late.” Crawling is a play about a canoe guide, his…

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July 2015

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Double Bill

July 10, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Tom Parry - Yellow T-Shirt  & Matthew Crosby - Smaller Than Life Two of the guys from the sketch team Pappy's (2 x Edinburgh comedy award nominees/writers, creators and stars of BBC 3's Badults) present two brand new solo shows! Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt! Parry wears yellow T-shirts and can prove that fancy dress makes you live longer. The funniest* third of award winning Pappys (*citation needed) presents his debut laugh-riot** (**citation needed). Star*** of Badults, Miranda, Phone Shop. (***correct).…

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Lilies on the Land

July 17, 2015.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 18, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Lilies on the Land is the touching, funny and revealing portrait of the unsung heroes of World War Two, the Women’s Land Army. “You have made your home fields, your battlefield” - Vera Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with Land Girls, the play follows the personal journeys of of Vera, Peggy, Poppy and Margie as they adapt and deal with both the pressures of farming and the war itself. G&T Theatre are proud to present one…

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Lilies on the Land

July 19, 2015.2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Lilies on the Land is the touching, funny and revealing portrait of the unsung heroes of World War Two, the Women’s Land Army. “You have made your home fields, your battlefield” - Vera Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with Land Girls, the play follows the personal journeys of of Vera, Peggy, Poppy and Margie as they adapt and deal with both the pressures of farming and the war itself. G&T Theatre are proud to present one…

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Croydon Tech City – tech startup talks

July 23, 2015.7:30 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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An evening of tech startup demos and discussion with South London's most vibrant tech startup scene. All welcome! Dates Thursday April 23rd Thursday May 21st Thursday June 18th Thursday July 23rd

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AMBITION FESTIVAL: Bourbon & Blues

July 25, 2015.7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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IT'S GOING DOWN SATURDAY 25TH JULY 7PM. And for this time only, it's free entry. Featuring Debbie Bond & the Tru Dats & Hallelujah Junction. Sound & bourbon bar by MY's newest concession AIR BALLOON. It's all about the specials! We're going ALL OUT. We are even starting earlier, with ANOTHER BAND. AMBITION FESTIVAL Thanks to Ambition Festival this event is FREE ADMISSION for one time only! Forget about the tickets, let's pack out this joint. If you haven't experienced…

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August 2015

Up the Ante

August 19, 2015.7:45 pm-9:15 pm
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Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

At their monthly poker night, five friends gather. But as the night goes on and the chips pile up, some debts remain unpaid. 'My point is, it's all expendable! Money, cars, drink, drugs girls. It's not about what you've got, it's about how you got it. It's about the risks you take, not the ones you don't.' - Ronnie. Croydon-based theatre company Misprint Theatre premiere their new show at Matthews Yard.

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Up the Ante

August 23, 2015.3:00 pm-4:15 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

At their monthly poker night, five friends gather. But as the night goes on and the chips pile up, some debts remain unpaid. 'My point is, it's all expendable! Money, cars, drink, drugs girls. It's not about what you've got, it's about how you got it. It's about the risks you take, not the ones you don't.' - Ronnie. Croydon-based theatre company Misprint Theatre premiere their new show at Matthews Yard.

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October 2015

Live Comedy at Theatre Utopia

October 2, 2015.7:30 pm-10:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£7

Live Comedy at Theatre Utopia Stand up comedy. Friday 2nd October Doors open 7:30pm - 8pm - 10:30pm Tickets: £7 / £5 concession.

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The Art of Hoopdance

October 15, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October - 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6

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The Art of Hoopdance

October 22, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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MASTERCLASS: The Art of Hoopdance classes

October 25, 2015.1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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The Art of Hoopdance

October 29, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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Theatre: FLUSH

October 29, 2015.8:00 pm-October 31, 2015.10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st October. 8pm start. Tickets: £10 / £7 concession. Ticketsource.co.uk/theatreutopia FLUSH Break Point Theatre’s debut production in London centres around the story of 5 young adults, all sinners, all victims. But who has what it takes to really win? Who will cross any line, to get what they want? Premiered at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2004, Flush takes an uncompromising look at sex, death and deceit. "...the writing has such a kick, the structure is…

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November 2015

SWINGOUT&SHIMMY! CHARLESTON, SWING & SOCIAL DANCING

November 2, 2015.6:30 pm-8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 30, 2015

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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SWINGOUT&SHIMMY! CHARLESTON, SWING & SOCIAL DANCING!! Dearest dancers, Join us every Monday for Charleston & Swing Dance classes in this new Croydon venue Class times: 6.30-7.30 Charleston & AuthenticJazz Solo dancing-  Open level 7.30-8.30 Lindy Hop- Swing Partner dancing - Beginners Don't forget, there's no need to bring a partner for any of our classes, and absolute beginners are very welcome at both the 6.30 and 7.30 classes. Each class include 15mins.of social dancing practice. Classes are £6 each, but stay for 2 for…

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The Art of Hoopdance

November 12, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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Utopia Theatre: Stan

November 12, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

A one man puppet show. Jim Barnard and Scallywag Theatre bring you the UK premiere of Stan, a (nearly) life-sized puppet with a confrontational style (he's not afraid to say what's on his mind, or on yours). Jim has taken Stan to theatres and festivals around the world, from Bolivia to Slovenia, Belarus to Capo Verde, winning the hearts of critics and audiences. “Jim Barnard's accomplished performance and his remarkable physical skill is not just slapstick but has discreet depth”…

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Theatre Utopia: Show Off

November 14, 2015.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Dance group. Figs in Wigs are an all female, five strong performance company who make work that is a unique mix of theatre, dance and comedy. Using puns, fairy lights, and pop culture references they create shows that are refreshingly surreal and absurdly comic. Show Off delves deep into our digital existence, examining how social media has bred a new form of narcissism. “Figs in Wigs prove that silly and whiplash smart go hand in hand. Terrific fun.” - Lyn…

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The Art Of Hoopdance

November 19, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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The Flood

November 19, 2015.7:30 pm-November 21, 2015.10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Flood is set in the bloody battlefields of WW1 and premiered in a small previously unused cellar space below Summerhall at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival. It recreates the unimaginable horror of the conflict with an explicit depiction of the slaughter of millions of soldiers torn from their ordinary lives to fight in perhaps the most hellishly filthily squalid conditions and daily terror endured by man. A parallel love story explores the devastating effects on the women who loved those…

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The Art of Hoopdance classes

November 26, 2015.7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

The Art of Hoopdance classes Thursday October 15th, 22nd, 29th Thursday November 12th,19th, 26th 7pm-8pm Masterclass: Sunday 25th October – 1pm-4pm Tickets: £10 walk in or £50 for all 6 Twirled by Jaya Fire from arun m on Vimeo.

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Croydon International Film Festival

November 28, 2015.2:30 pm-7:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Croydon International Film Festival 2015 Event Date: Saturday 28th November 2015 Time: 2:30pm – 7:30pm    FREE Entry *note we are usually packed out and can seat approx 70 people, come early to avoid disappointment! Social Media: Facebook andTwitter Website: http://croydoniff.com/ Croydon International Film Festival 2015 *Celebrating our third year in 2015! * We are very excited to be running this festival for the third year now! Our aim is to provide a fun afternoon of independently made Factual short…

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December 2015

Babylon Film Screening + Q&A

December 3, 2015.7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£3

Lee Fairweather is part of the Living Free Art Collective and will be presenting a screening of Babylon. In attendance will be special guest Mamoun Hassan who was instrumental in backing the film right from the beginning. It is a great pleasure to have such an influential figure of British Cinema in attendance. The screening will be followed by a Q&A between Lee and Mamoun. A chance to bring an iconic British film to both old and new viewers. Special…

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Enter Crew 42

December 5, 2015.8:00 pm-9:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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We are proud to present Crew 42 show, "Enter Crew 42"!! An hour of dance pieces from a collective hailing from Croydon who want to share their passion for dance and the thoughts in life that drive and motivate them. With a dream of creating a more positive view of Croydon's youth and becoming successful professional dancers, we hope that this show opens doors, inspires and paves the way for other young artists, allowing Crew 42 to make a stamp…

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Reaching Higher – Outlet Christmas Showcase

December 8, 2015.7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Croydon youth charity, Reaching Higher, present their Christmas showcase - a modern retelling of the classic Scrooge story. There will also be supporting performances from the charity volunteers, as well as interactive audience games. 7:00pm - 8:30pm FREE ENTRY

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Kids Christmas Theatre: A Twist in the Tale

December 16, 2015.7:30 pm-December 17, 2015.9:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Kids Christmas Show 16th & 17 December 7:30 start. Tickets: Adults £10, kids go free. Neville is cross, Neville is tired and up to his eyes in it. His inn in Bethlehem is packed to the ceiling, especially since the Emperor Augustus has decreed that there will be a census, at this the busiest time of the year. He’s got travelling salesmen, prophets proclaiming the coming of a new king, a diffi cult wife and everyone knocking at his door…

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A City of Foxes

December 19, 2015.3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5

A City of Foxes A Spoken Word Poetry play by Becci Louise Durga is British. She loves football, listens to the Beatles and eats fish and chips. (Ok, her Sunday best is a sari and she doesn't think Korma is a real curry, but that's just her). Martha, the old lady next door, is determined that Durga isn't wanted here and, for the first time, Durga begins to question whether the ground under her feet is really 'home'. All Durga…

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January 2016

Art of Hoopdance Winter Classes

January 13, 2016.7:30 pm-8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2016

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

ART OF HOOPDANCE IS BACK FOR THE WINTER SEASON This class is designed to introduce you to the art of hoop dance as a powerful tool for wellbeing, creativity and core strength. We will reconnect with our bodies exploring a range of postures, pre-requisites and tricks to bring positivity, heightened awareness and FUN into our daily lives. The first section of this class explores stretches inspired by Vinyasa flow yoga to awaken fluidity of movement, breathing technique and building of…

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Croydon Life Drawing

January 24, 2016.6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 3, 2016

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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We have a lovely, untutored, casual group of new and regular members at our sessions. Some are upcoming professional artists, others are looking for some me-time and wish to pick up a new (or old) hobby and meet people. We have had some of the most fantastic models on the life drawing circuit, and it provides a great challenge and sense of independence for them as they are free to get creative with their poses. What to expect.. 2 hours untutored,…

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February 2016

Line Dancing Classes

February 10, 2016.2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£5

Learn to dance and let the fun begin!  Suitable for ages 8 to 98! No dress code or partner needed! Every Wednesday 2 - 3pm inside Theatre Utopia Only £5 a class. And enjoy tea and hot food after in the cafe. Contact: Jean Leclerc - 07944775556 Or visit: http://ParisRockClub.com

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Cabaret Utopia

February 13, 2016.7:30 pm-11:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Join us for Theatre Utopia's first ever Cabaret night! A night you won't want to miss! An evening of fun entertainment and retro atmosphere! With music, dance, magic, glamour and more! A perfect night for all you fans of vintage and retro cabaret style nights. Saturday 13th February. 7:30pm - 9:00pm And then why not keep the party going with retro dancing in the cafe after the show 9:00pm - 11:00pm £4 (Half price with a Cabaret ticket) Only at Theatre Utopia at Matthews…

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SCRATCH Night

February 26, 2016.7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£1

SCRATCH Night Friday 26th February 19:30 - 21:30 Join us at Utopia for the first SCRATCH Night of the year! A night showcasing work-in-progress perfomances in theatre, dance and music by emerging artists, get in touch if you wish to perform! TICKETS ONLY £1

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Magic Noir

February 27, 2016.8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

Join us for Theatre Utopia's first ever magic show! Returning to his original home town of South Croydon, Paul Abbey Actor,  Magician and Performance Teacher brings his fun brand of comedy Magical entertainment to Matthews Yard for the first time! Paul is a member of The World Famous Magic Circle London, plus associate of The Inner Magic Circle,   An Equity member since 1987 and now Equity Union councellor, Plus the first and only ever! City & Guilds Qualified Teacher in the…

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March 2016

You Can Survive The End Of Days

March 9, 2016.8:00 pm-March 11, 2016.10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£8

In 1961, one Col. Mel Mawrence of the United States Army wrote a book on how to survive nuclear fallout called “You Can Survive the Bomb”; 70 years later no such guide was available when the British Isles was put under an indefinite quarantine. If there were reasons for such a drastic measure, I’m sure some would have come to light by now. At the time they were crying “The End is Nigh”, but after 22 months and millions of…

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The God Particle

March 17, 2016.3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£8

A scientist and vicar walk into a bar... A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind. The God Particle is a romantic comedy with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny. “...moments of great hilarity...  quite simply a…

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Pope Head The Secret Life of Francis Bacon

March 18, 2016.7:30 pm-March 19, 2016.9:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

A portrait of Francis Bacon. Artist, enigma, a maverick, a charismatic force of nature. A "Darkly witty take on the life and art of Francis Bacon." "This is a show that I warmed to as it progressed until I was fully immersed. Here is a chance to learn more about a major artist of the twentieth century via a very talented actor." - ScotsGay "Brilliant portrayal" The Francis Bacon Estate  "Superb Solo Show" The Public Reviews ****  "Roost fleshes out what we know…

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Punk Rock

March 22, 2016.7:30 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until March 27, 2016

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
£10

Join us at Utopia, for a very exciting production of Simon Stephens, Punk Rock. Performed by a new and emerging company, The Pigeon Collective theatre Company, this no holds barred play promises to make you jump and leave you wanting more. "Isolating themselves away from their peers and adult supervision, Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) follows the story of seven teenagers articulately flirt, fight and fall foul to the intense pressure…

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Punk Rock

March 26, 2016.2:30 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
£10

Join us at Utopia, for a very exciting production of Simon Stephens, Punk Rock. Performed by a new and emerging company, The Pigeon Collective theatre Company, this no holds barred play promises to make you jump and leave you wanting more. "Isolating themselves away from their peers and adult supervision, Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) follows the story of seven teenagers articulately flirt, fight and fall foul to the intense pressure…

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April 2016

The God Particle

April 16, 2016.7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£8

A scientist and vicar walk into a bar... A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love and the importance of keeping an open mind. The God Particle is a romantic comedy with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny. “...moments of great hilarity...  quite simply a…

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TLDC – cancelled! Fear not, we have something else for you..

April 21, 2016.7:00 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on [day], repeating until June 16, 2016

Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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THESE DATES FOR THE LIFE DRAWING COLLECTIVE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!! Thursday 21st April Thursday 19th May Thursday 16th June HOWEVER, ON THESE DATES, WE ARE SUPER PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF MULTI-MODEL SESSION WITH THE ART MODEL COLLECTIVE´S CARLA & MANKO INSTEAD! Check out the link below to find out the epic session we have lined up for you HERE! You won´t be disappointed.. art by Rainer Stolle THE NEXT SESSION IS MAY 19TH : BLACK SWAN // WHITE…

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Croydon Life Drawing // GEISHA // Themed Session

April 24, 2016.6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

** THEMED SESSION // GEISHA ** We have a lovely, untutored, casual group of new and regular members at our sessions. Some are upcoming professional artists, others are looking for some me-time and wish to pick up a new (or old) hobby. What to expect.. - 2 hours untutored, life drawing loveliness - bring your favourite drawing/painting materials - additional drawing materials available - coffee & tea available at our venue - network and create - season passes available for…

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THE CABARET NOIR

April 30, 2016.8:30 pm-10:30 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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£10

~THE CABARET NOIR~ A night of illusive entertainment of the finest quality..to seduce your senses. With creepy contorting, classy gentlemen defying gravity and reality warping wonders of the magical and hypnotic underworlds of London Town. STARRING Jamie Laughlin - The Compare Special guests SamBuca & Bethany Button - The Marionettes Callum Blue - The Juggler Rosie & Laura - The Duo Fire Hoopers Alénee Aisha - The Contortionist Lily Lavin - The Burlesque Dancer Davin Ethics - The DJ Saturday…

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May 2016

The Art Model Collective

May 19, 2016.7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In this exclusive, untutored life drawing session on a theatre stage in Croydon, Carla and Manko of Art Model Collective will pose together in intense dramatic, interactive poses inspired by the duality of the characters from Swan Lake, the white swan Odette and the black swan Odile. Hosted by Leoni Descartes // Tickets £15 Book below > SELECT MAY 19TH. Art materials provided, bring your favourite tools and drawing boards. Easels are provided! Complimentary brownies by Bobski All levels welcome…

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An Evening with Tamasine and Friends

May 21, 2016.7:45 pm-10:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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Join us at Utopia for a wonderful night of music and singing. Featuring songs from on and off Broadway and beyond! Theatre Utopia, Matthews Yard on Saturday 21 May 2016 Doors Open at 7:45PM From 8:00PM to 10:00PM Ticket Price: £10.00 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/FHDIHG

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Life Drawing // Cleopatra // Themed Session

May 22, 2016.6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Theatre Utopia @ Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard
Croydon, CR0 1FF United Kingdom
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In this themed session Descart.es are very excited to welcome back model Andrea who will be recreating her own rendition of CLEOPATRA following the success of our themed GEISHA event last month. 2 hours, untutored life drawing, short & long poses! Admission £10 Book in advance on link  below ;) http://descart.es/lifedrawing Come draw with us! We have a lovely, untutored, casual group of new and regular members at our sessions. Some are upcoming professional artists, others are looking for some…

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