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12 South Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB











Stanley Arts is easily accessible by public transport.

Trains: Stanley Arts is just a five minute walk from Norwood Junction station, which has fast services to London Bridge, and East Croydon, and direct trains to Victoria. There are also services to West Croydon, Sutton, Horsham, Caterham, Tonbridge and Tattenham Corner.

London Overground: Norwood Junction is on the East London Line of London Overground from Dalston Junction to West Croydon.

Buses: Routes 196 and 410 stop directly outside of Stanley Halls. Routes 75, 197, 312 and 157 stop within a few minutes walk.

Parking: There are 3 car parks in easy reach (Station Road, Belvedere Road and Clifford Road). The local street parking is mainly metered but free in the evenings. 

About the venue


Stanley Arts is one of South London’s premiere arts and performance venues, providing local community with a vital home for cultural expression and discovery. As a radically inclusive space they seek to foreground under-represented voices, providing artists of colour and LGBTQ+ creatives with a platform to reach out to audiences across South London and beyond. 

Stanley Halls were opened on 2 February 1903 (as Stanley Public Hall) to provide the local community with a public space for plays, concerts and lectures. It is a Grade II listed building.


William Ford Robinson Stanley (2 February 1829 – 14 August 1909) was a British inventor with 78 patents filed in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Stanley was a skilled architect and designed Stanley Halls buildings, as well as founding the UK's first Trades school. Besides this, he was a painter, musician and photographer, as well as an author of a variety of publications, including plays, books for children, and political treatises.  

Read more about the history of the venue here

Image by Hazel East

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