Croydon – The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture !

This is Croydon. Historic and modern. Diverse and dynamic. Urban and green. Always striking, surprising; youthful and unique. This crucible of creativity, born out of adversity. This edge of the city, that’s at the heart of the action.

From main-stage headliners to the sounds of the underground, from famous names to tomorrow’s new voices, this will be a year-long celebration to which everyone, and every Londoner, is invited. This is Croydon. And you’re welcome.

The full event programme will be announced in spring 2023 but meanwhile find out below how to get involved.

  • Delivery Team
  • The Steering Group
  • Advisory groups

Our unique delivery structure is made up of a partnership between Croydon Council staff, community producers based at key Culture Hubs and the leadership of the Croydon Culture Steering Group.

The Croydon Culture Steering Group is made up of a diverse range of organisations and individuals drawn from across the borough’s cultural landscape. The steering group works in partnership with the council to develop the overall cultural strategy, while individual steering group members also support the practical delivery of multiple aspects of the programme.

The steering group is supported by seven additional advisory groups focused on access, amateur arts, music, queer arts, youth arts, marketing and evaluation, representing nearly 100 Croydon-based organisations and individuals. All our advisory groups welcome new members so if you are interested in joining anyone of them just email Dan, our chair, at the email below.

Sign up here for the mailing list and you’ll be the first to hear about everything we’re planning for this landmark year, so join now to receive regular updates; and dont forget to follow our social channels.

The full programme announcement is coming spring 2023, but there are lots of way to get involved before then. Right now we are looking for people & organisations to get involved with our opening musical event and the Heritage Music Trail. Check out our press release to find out more.