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The Arts Society Croydon Area

The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity founded in 1968 as NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society) to promote and advance aesthetic education, to cultivate the appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts and to support the conservation and development of our national artistic heritage.

It operates through a global network of local societies such as the Arts Society Croydon Area which has been a member society for nearly 50 years.

Where does The Arts Society Croydon Area meet?

Join us at All Saints Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB

When does The Arts Society Croydon Area meet?

On the second Thursday of each month at 10 am.  Our events provide welcoming places to hear expert lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts.

How much does it cost?

Visitors pay £5 or sign up for 10 lectures for £47.

August and December are Special Interest Days when there is an extra charge and tickets are required.


We also have an annual tour.  In May this year, members made an interesting trip to Norfolk, staying in Norwich and visiting Holkham Hall, Blickling Hall, Ely Cathedral and other wonderful places.  Next May, a trip to Northumberland has been scheduled with visits planned to Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Durham Cathedral, the Bowes Museum and Hardwick Hall.

Shakespeare Rocks in Croydon!

The Arts Society also preserves and contributes to our artistic heritage through volunteering and provides funds in the form of a Community Grant in order to promote the arts to young people. This year the Arts Society Croydon Area gave its Community Grant, with further donations from members, to Broadmead Primary School in West Croydon to buy costumes and props for their recent Year Six end of year play.  The title of this extravaganza was “Shakespeare Rocks“ and it provided a rollicking journey through some of Shakespeare’s plays, together with songs and dances.

The school was overwhelmed with our gift and as Sarah Hunter, the Headteacher said to us after the performance, the children felt as though they were real actors.

Find out more about The Arts Society Croydon Area at https://tascroydonarea.org.uk.