BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

The BRIT School will be providing the entertainment for town centre shoppers with a series of pop performances this month.

The BRIT School’s dance troupe, Khronos

BRIT Presents begins later this month, a programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, which will run through to Christmas and beyond.

BRIT Presents will include a range of performances from some of the school’s most talented pupils, ranging from musical theatre classics to their own compositions, and starting on November 29 (4.30pm, 5pm and 5.30pm) at Centrale with contemporary dance troupe Khronos.

On Wednesday December 5, musical theatre students will perform two 30-minute shows at North End at 5pm and 6pm.

The final performances before Christmas will take place on Wednesday December 12, when musical theatre students will perform two 30-minute shows in the pedestrianised area of the High Street.

BRIT Presents will continue until June 2019. Sponsored by Croydon Council and Croydon BID, the council says, “The programme has been developed through Croydon’s new Cultural Partnership, which brings together the borough’s leading and local arts organisations to create new opportunities and events.”

The BRIT School, founded in 1991 and based in Selhurst, is renowned for producing some of the biggest names in performing arts with some becoming global stars. Former BRIT School pupils include Adele, Katy B, Leona Lewis, Katie Tempest and Loyle Carner. 

“We hope these BRIT performances in the run up to Christmas will be great to experience as an audience and inspire other young people in Croydon to find their own voices through the arts,” said Ray Oudkerk, the BRIT’S assistant principal for performing arts.

“We passionately believe all young people should have the opportunity to develop their artistic expression, whether it’s from music, film, dance, theatre or digital design.”

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1 Response to BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

  1. Lewis White says:

    Brilliant ! These events will enliven the town centre !

    But, thinking around the topic, would it not be even better if the Brit School created a presence right in Croydon Town Centre and took over the magnificent Moorish style old Pumping Statrion in Matthews Yard, just off Surrey Street, as a performance space, accessiuble easily to the Croydon public. This surely would give a vibrant use for a wonderful, sadly unused, architectural gem?

    And, at the same time, relocate the main college to be near the Fairfield Halls, and Croydon College? They could have an artificial grass pitch, in place of the boring College Green, with floodlights and urban gym!

    Would it not be be better all round in fact, as students could enjoy the town centre, at lunch time and after their work day ends. The Brit School’s current site seems remote and somehow uninspiring, in the Northern suburbs of Croydon, a site better suited to housing and a new park ?

    The presence of a creative force, and young presence of this eductaional kind, surely would be a great thing for Croydon, as we are distinctly short of anything that could be called a “vibe” in the majority of central Croydon. I would much rather see a hub of creative arts in the middle.

    Music, music, dance, and a lot more no doubt. And why not a new College of Art too ?
    Make Croydon great again !

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