Friends of Matthews Yard

The friends of Matthews Yard is an unincorporated non-trading body who have come together to provide additional support to Matthews Yard to find viable solutions to the significant challenges which it faces in the weeks and months ahead.

The core aims of the Friends of Matthews Yard are:
1) To nominate the building at 5-9 Surrey Street as an Asset of Community Value
2) To help Matthews Yard secure funding and support to transition from a company limited by shares to a non-profit CIC
3) To help Matthews Yard lobby for financial support and assistance from local and regional government

While the friends of Matthews Yard will promote opportunities to support Matthews Yard financially, it will not collect any funds directly and any donations or other financial transactions will take place between Matthews Yard Croydon Limited and any donor or customer.

[one-third-first]Read the MY Impact Report here:
View MY’s Plans for Surrey Street here:
Find out about the plans to convert MY to a not-for-profit..[/one-third-first]


Please sign our open letter to the Mayor of London, GLA and Croydon Council lobbying for financial support to make our vision a reality


New Matthews Yard!

£35,548 of £50,000 raised

Our new premises in West Croydon opened at the end of August 2020 after delays due to COVID and the premises needing much more work than we anticipated. We managed to raise over £35,000 towards the fitout, but it has cost nearly four times that amount, so we are raising funds to help bridge the gap and cover some of the shortfall. 100% of donations will go to MatthewsYard UK, the non-profit entity which operates the premises. Thank you for your generosity.

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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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