The Courtyard is Herefordshire's Centre for the Arts and the leading arts provider in the county. We have a 436-seat main house, a 120-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, a gallery, meeting spaces and an award-winning cafe bar. Whilst being primarily a receiving venue, we also produce in house including our annual panto, youth theatre shows and some co-producing. We have a varied live, film and visual arts programme, a thriving youth theatre and work extensively with people of all ages in the community.
Some people wouldn't see a theatre as an attraction, but after spending a few years researching and putting together these books, I would strongly disagree! Take the Courtyard for instance. Not only is this theatre and event centre the lifeblood of this city but it also brings people in from far and wide to be either entertained by its vast array of stars each year, or take part in the many events that happen here on a regular basis. As I was being shown around this venue I was impressed at how much of a slick operation it seemed to be, from the theatre itself, down to the popular coffee shop that seems to be a hub for people meeting and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, whether it be just for a bite to eat or a coffee this eatery seems to have it all. All in all, I really like the courtyard and I'm sure all of my readers will do too.