Matthews Yard exist was built by the community for the community. Everything about what we do is about being a dynamic organisation that adapts and reflects the communities needs. For the last eight years this resilience has enabled us to become what we are today and offer opportunities to members of our neighbourhood to take chances, test ideas and transform our town without affordability being a barrier to access.

We exist because of you.

We exist as a notforprofit, and as such, we make little money with any and all capital reinvested back into the organisation to keep on keeping on. If you would like to volunteer or do a little work experience, we would love to have you.

Volunteering & Work Experience Opportunities

Events Assistant

The first point of contact for all events related enquiries. Handles email enquiries, room viewings and is a present on major event nights, to handle door, event set up, photography and anything else our bookings need.

Graphics & Illustration

Our whole look is us, Droid Serif and a strange shade of blue. If you get our look and would love to help to this end now and again with any free time, please contact us.

Any paid roles available are advertised here.


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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