welcome to Crouch End Festival
Here’s a video from 2015, to give you an idea of our fabulous festival…
Crouch End is very easy to navigate. Right in the centre, you’ll find the famous Clock Tower and Hornsey Town Hall. Here’s where we hold lots of events over the Festival weekends, and the Christmas market too, with the green just in front of the Town Hall as the focus for craft and food fairs, an open-air cinema and the Big Stage. We’ve got choirs and plays happening on the stage over both the weekends.
Close by is Hornsey Library which holds art exhibitions upstairs in the Original Gallery, as well as the PLY gallery in Hornsey Town Hall. There’s also our independent local cinema ArtHouse, which has exhibition space and a cafe, plus The Picturehouse, our newest cinema.
Crouch End Festival doesn’t just happen in the main square though. There are plenty of small, independent coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops which host music, kids’ theatre, yoga… you name it. Watch out for another Festival favourite too – Poets in a Phone Box. Oh and… back by popular demand… Red Herring, the festival’s compulsive game, which will have you tearing around Crouch End looking in all the shops for something that doesn’t look quite right…
Train & Bus:
Finsbury Park Tube Station, then W7 bus.
Archway: 41 bus.
Turnpike Lane: 41 bus.
Hornsey Station (2 stops from Finsbury Park or swop from Victoria Line): 41 bus.
Trafalgar Square, Euston, Kings X: 91 bus.
Parking: not usually a problem, a combination of meters and on the back streets, usually free after 12.
Cycling: it’s a lot healthier!
planning your day
All details of the festival, from sponsoring, to local info, to the daily ‘what’s on’ lineup can all be found on this site. We’ll be gearing up for Crouch End Festival 2017 soon.
Go to WHAT’S ON? in the menu and you can search by type of event, venue and by day and time.
We distribute Crouch End Festival programmes in early June, containing a handy map and a daily programme of events.
There’s also a noticeboard on the green by the Town Hall that has highlights of events. Also look out for flyers and posters, every year as we get late entries and pop-up guerilla events. That’s the fun of it all. Check our site regularly to keep up with what is going on, as new events tend to be uploaded on a daily basis and sign up to our Twitter account.
Have a great time – and please send us your photos and links to any videos you’d like to share. #crouchendfest
explore and discover!
Events and exhibitions can happen in some of the oddest places – once we even held an art show in a butcher’s shop. Many pubs and cafes host live music – try Hornsey Town Hall and Earl Haig Hall. It’s mostly free
But because it’s a not-for-profit community arts festival, now the UK’s biggest, most events are free (some are ticketed to cover cost). So do please be generous and make a donation when you can at the end, as we get no financial support from the council, Boris or any Government funds, it’s all funded by the locals.