What You Need To Know About Theatre Utopia:
Theatre Utopia is a small fringe theatre in the Matthews Yard cultural space in Croydon town centre. The 80-seat venue specialises in theatre created by new writers. It aims to make staging new work more affordable for new practitioners.
The venue was renamed Theatre Utopia in 2015 under the management of Jamal Chong. They programme theatre, dance, comedy and film nights.
Matthews Yard is a cultural and creative hub that includes two restaurants, an art gallery and space for hosting community events. Theatre Utopia is used for a range of classes including yoga.
Top Facts About Theatre Utopia:
- Theatre Utopia is used as a venue for the annual Croydon Fringe.
- It is the only independent theatre in Croydon.
- Theatre Utopia exists partly thanks to crowdfunding campaigns.
Key Information About Theatre Utopia:
Train: The closest train station is East Croydon (Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern trains), which is an eight minute walk from the venue. Alternatively, you can use West Croydon (Southern and London Overground), which is a 10-minute walk from the venue.
Bus: Bus numbers 60, 455, 468, 199, 412, 312, 166, 405, 466 and N68 all travel close to the venue. To plan your journey in more detail, please visit the Transport for London website.
The Q Park Surrey Street car park is located just behind Matthews Yard. There is also a NCP car park on Wandle Road.
Matthews Yard is home to the award-winning burger joint Brgr&beer. Go see if their claim to cooking the best burgers in South London stacks up! Vegetarian options are also available. Along with food, the eatery specialises in craft beers and international largers. Dessert (if you can manage it!) and coffee are also on offer.
If you’re not in the mood for a burger, head next door to The Exchange and try out Matthews Yard’s latest addition, Bobski’s Kitchen. The restaurant serves authentic Jamaican food, including jerk chicken and the owner’s own family recipes. They also sell cakes and other treats.