Exciting street theatre performances coming to Surrey Street this summer


The Human Zoo Theatre Company, Croydon’s resident theatre organisation, are proud to present ‘Theatre on The Market’, bringing innovative, fresh and free theatre experiences to the country’s oldest fruit and vegetables market on Surrey Street. This exciting venture is supported by Croydon Council and Arts Council England.

Created by Human Zoo’s own devising ensemble, who grew up in and around Croydon, Theatre on The Market will set up shop for six Saturdays over summer 2017, as part of the exciting regeneration of Surrey Street, which reopens later in the season. Market-goers, families and people popping to pick up a parsnip on their way through this bustling hub of the community can expect to find the seriously silly, the wonderfully weird and the wilfully wacky across 6 unique, interactive and immersive theatre events. Audiences are free to come and go as they please, and every individual experience of these performances, be it 30 seconds or 30 minutes, is sure to be as unique as the audience member themself.

The Human Zoo Theatre Company are an internationally touring, award-winning, five star theatre company, established in 2013 with an aim to make visually delicious, bold, innovative and entertaining work. They are based at TMRW Hub, right in the heart of croydon’s growing creative community. Their intention is to make theatre in unusual, non-theatre spaces in Croydon whilst the Fairfield Halls is under development, in order to serve local communities and find new ways of putting the arts on the menu for more of Croydon’s locals. They are also supporting the redevelopment of the Croydon Arts Network, by hosting events for local creatives to come together to strengthen Croydon’s creative community.

By building a ‘Theatre on The Market’, Human Zoo very much hope to reach new audiences, and to begin to address the notion that the arts is an indulgence, only for those who can afford to buy a ticket. Theatre on The Market is sure to be a fun, creative and joyful snippet of entertainment for anybody (kids or no kids!) who decides to venture down to Surrey Street on a sunny (fingers crossed) Saturday this summer.

Dates are currently being confirmed, but as soon as they are announced and for further information, please head to www.thehumanzootheatrecompany.co.uk/theatre-on-the-market.