Support Matthews Yard

Matthews Yard UK is non-profit company Limited by Guarantee. Established in November 2017, the companies aim is to preserve the legacy of Matthews Yard in and beyond Croydon by creating and operating urban spaces which create opportunities for the local community to come together and collaborate to produce great things.

Matthews Yard has always been reliant on the support of the local community and until now we have been lucky to have it. Without any salaries taken into account, it costs more than £20,000 per month to operate our two premises in central Croydon. Our low price points and flexible approach to working with entrepreneurs and the local community mean we are always playing catch-up and looking for a helping hand.

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There are many ways that you can support our aims and objectives above and beyond booking a ticket for a gig or spending money with us. There are simple things within reach of all of you that would help us immensely in our quest of providing an affordable hub for arts, culture and creatives in central Croydon. You don’t need to throw money at us to show us a little love. After all, a simple hello, goes a long way.

Download our Impact Report and find out what we have achieved with only the direct support of the local community in our first five years.

Excellent Venue
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Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talent
John Wilkie
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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.
Rachael Power
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Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chain
Prabhath P
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The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yard
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I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value
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really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute Gem
Glass Moon Theatre Company
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This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one
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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.
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Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang out
Deloris Daniels
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Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich Village
Nick R
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Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venue
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The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
The Croydon Citizen
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The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled
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