The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s main cultural venue. Based on Edgar Street in Hereford, this theatre and arts centre has a varied live, film, and visual arts programme. While the Courtyard is mostly a receiving theatre, it also produces in-house shows including a yearly pantomime and youth theatre productions. Find the best Courtyard, Hereford tickets at TickX.
The Courtyard opened in 1998 after it was constructed on the site of the old Nell Gwynne Theatre. The Nell Gwynne Theatre was converted from old swimming baths in the late 1970s and badly needed updating. The Courtyard’s glass and wood structure led the Sunday Times to call it an ‘ultra-cool, rigorously modern’ building. However, the venue takes its name from its elaborate Main House, which follows the design of an Elizabethan courtyard theatre.
The Courtyard features two main performance spaces: its 400-seat main house and its 120-seat studio theatre. Both theatres double up as cinemas which show new films for the whole family to enjoy. Meanwhile, the venue also has several rehearsal rooms, meeting spaces, an art gallery, and an award-winning café-bar and restaurant.
As Herefordshire's largest arts centre, the Courtyard plays a vital role in its local community. The theatre regularly hosts classes and workshops and serves as home to several dance and theatre organisations. It also regularly welcomes productions from local community companies. In addition, the Courtyard is the main presenting venue for Borderlands Film Festival, the UK's largest rural film festival.
The Courtyard’s wide range of facilities allow it to attract over 250,000 people a year. Visitors hail not just from Herefordshire, but the West Midlands and even further away. Why don't you join them? You can find out what's coming up soon and pick up the very best tickets for The Courtyard, Hereford events right here via TickX.
Wheelchair spaces are available in the Main House stalls and the Studio Theatre – these must be booked in person or by phone.
A speaking lift is available to all floors.
There is level access to all public areas of the building.
Tactile Floor Plans are available from the Box Office. Tactile signage is used throughout public areas.
WC – Accessible toilets are available on all floors.
Designated car parking spaces are located in The Courtyard car park close to the building. Parking is free for all blue badge holders in any space if attending Courtyard events.
Assistance Dogs are welcome throughout the venue.