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New club and arts space to open in Croydon

A new club and arts space is to open in Cryodon in December. Phase will be a 500-capacity venue with two club rooms plus a studio, with an events programme aimed to bring together talents from electronic and live music.

Phase comes from the Lambeth group, the responsible for The Prince of Wales in Brixton for the last seven years. It will operate a 4am license with club nights scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays plus mid-week events showcasing live music and comedy shows.

The venue will also partner with local charities and organisations to offer studio and stage space to people of all ages within the community. Creatives will have the opportunity to explore and develop their talents in a safe and supported environment, with Phase’s shared goal of contributing to Croydon’s thriving arts and culture scene.

Marcus Harris of Croydon Council’s cultural regeneration department Croydon Music City said: “I am very excited about Phase coming to Croydon and about the exciting role it is set to play in our Evening and Night Time Economy. Culture has been placed at the heart of Croydon’s ongoing regeneration and Phase makes a positive contribution to this process, by offering access to world-class DJ’s, bands and acts to both local and wider audiences.

“A venue of the size and versatility of Phase, and the fact that they are offering opportunities to local artists, DJ’s and promoters, represents a welcome addition to Croydon’s musical ecosystem, which we are working to develop through the Croydon Music City initiative.”

Phase’s Managing Director Wayne Saunders said: “Our team are thrilled to be part of an exciting and dynamic time for Croydon, an area that has always been a hotbed for creative talent and music. Together with Croydon Music City, our shared vision to re-establish the Borough on the cultural and musical map of London is vital to our project.

“We’re committed to offering a platform for emerging artists and a hub for established acts from the underground electronic music scene, as well as developing a performance space for local and London-wide talent from spoken word, cabaret, comedy and live music. Alongside this programme, we’ll also be working with local music charities such as Grooveschool to help develop young people’s skills in DJ and music production.”

Phase is in the centre of Cryodon within walking distance to the three railway stations.

Line-up announcements coming soon. For details go to phase-croydon.com.

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