What’s On

Jun 2018

PEACE MOSS – An exhibition by Turf Projects MOSS Artist Collective

Sat 16 Jun - Sat 23 Jun
The Gallery

Founded in 2013, Turf Projects is the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in Croydon. The Makers of Stuff Squad (MOSS) and Turf Projects have been working together since June 2014. MOSS are a collective of learning disabled adult artists who live in and around Croydon. Turf provides regular workshops for the artists on Friday afternoons to support the MOSS collective’s own artistic practices and their work on collaborative projects.
To find out about MOSS or how to join them, please contact Jhinuk Sarkar by email jhinuk@turf-projects.com or visit http://turf-projects.com/moss/

SNCF Present: SOLSTICE - A Night of Underground House & Techno

Fri 22 Jun
The Stanley Hall

Colin Dale – Abstrakt Dance / Wildlife:AM
Spaceheadz – Spaceheadz Music
Silverlining – RvS
Chris Chitty – Project Vinyl
Andy Nicholls – Lovebeat/Shoom


Friday 22nd of June // Doors open @ 8.00PM
£10 in advance* // £15 on the door

*please note this price does not include the booking fee

Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet!

Sat 23 Jun - Sun 24 Jun
The Stanley Hall



After a show stopping sold out debut event, we are extremely excited to welcome back the disco-tastic ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet!’ to Stanley Halls this June!

A fabulous night of 70s & 80s soul, funk and disco, for people who remember the tunes first time round & still want to party & everyone else who loves a good boogie. Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet features vinyl DJs, dance line-ups, prizes for the best outfits and free retro sweets and ice pops.

Everyone loves HSDY including Prima & Stella magazines, Time Out, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 4, and the South London Blog who describe it as “Mamma Mia collides with Saturday Night Fever in a glorious mash-up”.

It’s going to be a night to remember!

£15 in advance ( £18 door ) – Advance Tickets are also available to purchase from Coffee Craft

*10% of profits from this event will be donated to Cancer Research UK

South Norwood Comedy Festival: Hunt & Murphy

Tue 26 Jun


Sketch Comedy Duo Richard Hunt & Abbie Murphy.

In 2012 Hunt & Murphy started writing and performing their comedy together for the sheer fun of it. After high praise from friends and colleagues over their low key YouTube channel, they took to the stage on the London comedy circuit to hone their live skills as a duo.

Both Hunt & Murphy have a penchant for eccentric characters, from 80’s naff naff to Victorian macabre. A 1990s Essex upbringing might be to blame… both from rural villages with nothing to do but make believe their imaginations ran riot, and thankfully have continued to.

Abbie is all of 5ft 3, and Ricky a statuesque 6ft 5 – it’s already a laugh to look at! Both being professionally trained dancers, physical comedy is a strong theme. Their sense of humour and style has been honed throughout 15 years of friendship. Having met as young teens at professional dance school, and continuing on to successful performing careers, has seen them travel the world together. It is the basis for their strong connection in sense of humour, timing, and trust on stage (and in life) making them an established, comfortable and natural fit.

Hunt & Murphy will be debuting their first live comedy show at The Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Catch them live at Stanley Halls as part of the South Norwood Community Festival, in association with Leave ’em Laughing.

South Norwood Comedy Festival: Bennett Arron

Wed 27 Jun


Bennett Arron is the only Jewish/Welsh Comedian on the Circuit.

His humour is a cross between the paranoid angst of Max Boyce and the colloquial valley humour of Woody Allen.

As well as performing all around the country, Bennett Arron has also entertained audiences in The United Arab Emirates, Rome, Spain and Germany.

Aside from comedy, as a victim of identity fraud, Bennett directed and presented the programme ‘How Not To Lose Your Identity’ for Channel 4.

In the programme, which was described as “Fascinating and Slightly Disturbing” by the TV Times, Bennett managed to steal the identity of the former Home Secretary Charles Clarke.

South Norwood Comedy Festival: Gareth Cooper & Sara Barron

Thu 28 Jun

Catch Gareth Cooper and Sara Barron live at Stanley Halls this June as part of the South Norwood Community Festival, in association with Leave ’em Laughing.
Gareth Cooper

Gareth does comedy. Quite a bit of it. He wrote and performed in the award-winning & critically-acclaimed sketch group, Delete the Banjax, and now spends his time gigging his own special brand of musical comedy with a bit of stand-up and poetry thrown in for good measure. In 2015, he took his debut solo comedy show, Mishmash, up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in 2016 he won an award from the International Songwriting Competition (Comedy category) for his track, Dead With You. In August 2017, he took his second solo comedy show, Nerd Rock, to Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of PBH’s Free Fringe. He also performs as part of Small Laces, a new comedy band for kids.

★★★★★ ThreeWeeks – “Hysterically funny….missing this act would be like skipping Christmas” (Editor’s Choice Award)
★★★★★ British Comedy Guide – “I left grinning from ear to ear”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby – “Bloody marvellous”
★★★★ TimeOut – “Incredibly fun, fast-paced sketch comedy with fresh, innovative skits and charming performances from a gifted quartet”
★★★★ Chortle – “Inventive ideas and cleverly written skits

Sara Barron’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, on Showtime’s This American Life, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NBC’s Today Show, and HBO’s comedy festival. She is a frequent host of The Moth: True Stories Told Live.

Sara Barron [is] dare we say it, as funny as David Sedaris’. When you aren’t squirming, you’re laughing out loud.”
– Los Angeles Times

“Darkly humorous…smart… acerbic… (Barron’s) stories are as hideously embarrassing as they are endearingly charming…”– Bust Magazine

Barron is a delightful combination of Kristin Wiig and Lucille Ball.”
– Independent Weekly (Raleigh/Durham, NC)

Sara Barron is the reigning queen of New York’s live scene.”
– Jon Ronson


South Norwood Comedy Festival: Don Biswas & Ant Dewson

Fri 29 Jun



Don Biswas

On the surface Don Biswas is a straight forward and old fashioned gag merchant. However, he does talk about a wide variety of unique subjects from having dyspraxia and mild asperger’s syndrome. Also thrown into the mix is politics, interwoven with conspiracy theories, for that extra punch.

When discussing politics Don very much takes and alternative view on the subject, thus talking about the lack of choice available in the current system, mainstream media censorship to conspiracy theories, among other topics. However, all of this is done in a tongue and cheek way, with plenty of gag, meaning he is able to play to a wide variety of rooms.

His comedy has lead him to be a part of abnormally gunny people; a specialist comedy show for comics, who talk about their disabilities and difficulties. Don also has done school tour support for comedian John Williams solo shows.

Ant Dewson

Ant Dewson passed his Grade 6 piano exam when he was 14 – and he hasn’t got any better since then! Classical music’s loss was comedy’s gain, and Ant now puts his limited skills to good use performing silly songs at comedy clubs up and down the country.

Ant has shared the stage with some of the UK’s finest comedians including Harry Hill, Michael McIntyre, Frank Skinner, Micky Flanagan and Lee Mack. He has also shared the stage with some absolute shockers, all of whom he is much too polite to mention here.



Jul 2018

Leave Em Laughing Comedy Festival

Fri 6 Jul - Sat 7 Jul

Leave ‘Em Laughing and Stanley Halls present London’s Premier Preview Comedy Festival.

In 2018, Leave Em Laughing’s first year was featured in the no.1 spot for Time Out’s Things To Do in London, andThe Guardian Guide’s ‘The 10’ for what do nationally.
It’s an amazing festival – and this year it just got better.

We’ve got the biggest and brightest names from TV, radio and London’s world famous comedy circuit. More than 50 shows over two nights and one day, this is the ultimate comedy festival in London. Friday from 5pm and Saturday from 11am till late.

Comedy for kids, big kids and grown-ups, four unique performance spaces in one beautiful venue. Bar will be open all day, alongside an all day BBQ.

A mini Edinburgh Festival without the 8 hour journey! Don’t miss it.

A two day festival pass is available allowing you to see all the shows you like. Day passes and tickets for individual shows also available.Children (under the age of 12) can attend for free when accompanied by an adult with a show ticket, day pass or festival pass. However they must have a valid ‘free’ ticket which can be reserved by selecting ‘child’s ticket’. 


Ceilidh at The Halls: Banter Ceilidh Band

Fri 13 Jul
The Stanley Hall


The Banter Ceilidh band will be in full force for the Stanley Halls July edition of Ceilidh at the Halls!

Simon Care on melodeon,
Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals
Tim Walker on drums, percussion, brass and dance calling.

They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds.
Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.
Banter brings songs that are barking social comment with pop beats, irony and ridiculously danceable tunes! With authentic wooden sprung floors, and the Stanley Halls Bar open throughout; expect a night of laughs, great music, and good times to be had by all!

General Admission: £!2
Under 15’s: £6

South London Comic and Zine Fair

Sat 14 Jul
The Stanley Hall


South London Comic and Zine Fair returns to Stanley Halls for a second year! We will once again host a cornucopia of London’s most talented zine and alternative comic creators and throw a spotlight the capital’s most exciting micro publishers.

There will be over 30 artists and independent publishers selling their comics, zines, prints and DIY art, including Avery Hill, Centrala Books, Kugali, Good Comics and many more. Plus we’ll have our famous communal table, this year co-ordinated by top comics blog Broken Frontier! This is an open invitation to all budding comics creators and zinesters to sell their work free of charge on the day.

The fair will be open from 12 noon to 6pm. There will be a kids drawing area and a bar open all day.


Cinema at The Halls: The Shape of Water (15)

Sat 14 Jul
The Stanley Hall

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 120 minutes

Sat 14 Jul 2018, 8:00PM


2 for Wine Offer (2 tickets + 1 bottle of Wine) : £20
General Admission : £6
Concessions: £4


Family Cinema at the Halls - Coco (PG)

Sun 15 Jul
The Stanley Hall


Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Certificate: PG

Running time: 105 minutes


Tickets: £3
Children under 2 are admitted for FREE and don’t need tickets so arrive nice and early to get your seats!

Aug 2018

Family Cinema at The Halls: Nanny McPhee (PG) DOUBLE BILL

Sun 19 Aug
The Stanley Hall

Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon (Thomas Sangster) and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children’s great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch (Angela Lansbury), threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

Certificate: PG


Roll up, Roll up! Get ready for our McPhee marathon! Please take extra care when booking tickets.

All single screening tickets for adults and children over 2years old are £3 each.

All double bill screening tickets for adults and children over 2years old are £5 each.

All children under 2 years old are admitted for free so arrive nice and early to get your seats!

Screening Times

Nanny McPhee (PG) // Running Time 97mins // screening from 11.00AM


Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang (PG) // Running Time 107mins // screening from 1.30PM


Sep 2018

Northern Soul at Stanley Halls

Sat 22 Sep
The Stanley Hall


The Peoples Republic of South London Soul Club are back at Stanley Halls for another fantastic night of Northern Soul!

Be prepared for an eclectic mix of Northern Soul, 60s, 70s, Motown, Crossover,Modern, but always danceable. With DJ sets from The Big AC, Dug Chant, Nick Corbin and Mi-Soul connoisseurs Noble & Heath – expect to hear your favourite classics as well as sounds that will be new to you.  A full bar, superb wooden dance floor, and great food will be available in the decked area. You don’t want to miss this one!

Family Cinema at The Halls: Ferdinand (U)

Sun 23 Sep

Ferdinand is a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain after his father never returns from a showdown with a matador. Adopted by a girl who lives on a farm, Ferdinand’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when the authorities return him to his former captors. With help from a wisecracking goat and three hedgehogs, the giant but gentle bovine must find a way to break free before he squares off against El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Certificate: U

Running time: 104 minutes

Sunday 23rd Sep 2018, 11:00AM


Tickets £3

Children under 2 are admitted for FREE and don’t need tickets so arrive nice and early to get your seats!

Don't Go into the Cellar Present: A Pandemonium of Poe

Wed 26 Sep
The Assembly Room


Be chilled by an evening’s eerie entertainment, with this original theatrical anthology of a selection of Poe’s finest feats of fear-filled fiction! Be guided by the sinister Dr Trevellyan as he leads you into the deepest recesses of the human psyche. Along the way you will encounter such stark terror as may shatter the senses! But will you emerge from the shadows alive… ?

Classic tales from Gothic Horror’s most famous author. Presented as a one-man show, the audience is invited to a symposium on obsession. A claustrophobic atmosphere prevails in a  production which features a delightful twist in the tale!

Oct 2018

Family Cinema at The Halls: Hotel Transylvania (U)

Sun 21 Oct

When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites creatures like the Invisible Man, the Mummy and others to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez). However, an unforeseen complication unfolds when an ordinary human unwittingly crashes the party and falls in love with Mavis.

Certificate: U

Running time: 89 minutes

Sunday 21st Oct 2018, 11:00AM


Tickets: £3
Children under 2 are admitted for FREE and don’t need tickets so arrive nice and early to get your seats!

Nov 2018

Cinema at The Halls: Wreck it Ralph (PG)

Sun 18 Nov


Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of always being the “bad guy” and losing to his “good guy” opponent, Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer). Finally, after decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. He sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. However, while on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.

Certificate: PG // Running time: 97 minutes // Start Time : 11am

Tickets: £3
Children aged under 2 are admitted for FREE and don’t need tickets so arrive nice and early to get your seats!