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19 07 '19

Legacy Youth Zone is now 50 days away from opening its doors to young people from across the borough. With the official opening carnival party taking place on Saturday 7th September, young people will soon have access to over 20 activities every night, inside Croydon’s new £6.5million Youth Zone.   Located on Whitehorse Road, the…

30 05 '19

The official opening day of Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone has been revealed as Saturday 7th September 2019. To mark the 100-day countdown to opening, young people and staff were joined by Councillor Flemming and Councillor Khan at the £6.5million Youth Zone site.   Located on Whitehorse Road, the state-of-the-art facility will provide thousands of young…

22 03 '19

Thousands of new opportunities for young people to get involved in theatre, in their local neighbourhoods and at world-class venues, will be created in Croydon as the borough becomes one of five Youth Performance Partnerships in England. The Secretary of State for Culture Jeremy Wright announced today (Friday 22 March) that Croydon’s partnership has successfully…

15 02 '19

On Friday 15th February, funders and supporters of Croydon’s £6.5million Legacy Youth Zone were given an exclusive tour to see the progress on site, ahead of the official opening this summer.  Just months away from completion, funders and young people were delighted to see the incredible progress being made on site of the new Youth…

08 02 '19
Croydon Legacy Youth Zone Kayla

Last week we were lucky to welcome Kayla to the Legacy Team, as she spent the full week with us as part of her work experience. In her own words, Kayla summarised her week with Legacy: I am very fortunate to be a part of the Young People’s Development Group with Legacy who helped me…

27 11 '18

Legacy Youth Zone was delighted to welcome a group of 10 young people from across Croydon as part of the Takeover Challenge. The group took over a number of operations from the Youth Zone’s offices at AMP House, close to East Croydon Station. One group, worked with Chief Executive Barnabas Shelbourne in meetings and delivering…

27 09 '18

Legacy Youth Zone, Croydon’s soon-to-be-completed youth facility, hosted an event to welcome local rap star Michael Dapaah to its site on Wednesday 26thof September. The comedian behind fictional character Big Shaq, was born and raised in Croydon and spoke to local young people about his experiences growing up in the area. Dapaah, whose visit was…

05 09 '18

Young people from were proud to reveal their specially-designed hoardings at the site of Legacy Youth Zone. The hoardings displayed around the site showcase young people’s vision for the new £6.5million youth zone, set to open in 2019. Working in collaboration with award-winning design agency ZAK, members of the Youth Zone’s Young People’s Development Group were keen to highlight the amazing opportunities…

02 02 '18

Ben Bracken, 17, Palace for Life Foundation Ben Bracken is a member of the Croydon Young Peoples Development group for the Legacy Youth Zone which is a year away from opening. He joined the group in September 2017 and attends the weekly development group meetings on Tuesdays. He has been a great team player and…

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