Demolition works on Croydon's Fairfield Halls are set to start in the next few weeks.

Between now and the end of 2017 the Arnhem Gallery, NCP car park and College Green will all be torn down.

Before these works begin, the public are being invited to take one last glimpse of the halls.

A public tour of the building - which will be limited to 20 spaces - will take place at 10am on Saturday, September 16.

“I’m delighted that we are able to give the public and community representatives the opportunity to go behind the scenes as the refurbishment is at this exciting stage," Croydon Councillor Timothy Godfrey said.

"Fairfield is not only an iconic Croydon building, it’s a much-loved theatre and I know people will welcome the opportunity for a glimpse behind the scenes while the building is on its journey of transformation.

“We know people are keen to see how the refurbishment is progressing and we very much hope to open up this opportunity to more people at a later stage in the development.”

The council is also offering invite-only tours of Fairfield Halls to 60 local stakeholders and community representatives, with a view to offering more, similar opportunities as the development progresses.

While the refurbishment is underway, under-18s are not permitted onsite at Fairfield Halls. There is also currently no disabled access through the building and no car parking on site or in the Fairfield Halls car park.