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If you’re aged between 4 and 24 and you’ve a lust for theatre and the dramatic arts, have you considered joining one of our Youth Theatre groups, either within The Courtyard or in your community? As well as increasing confidence, you’ll learn performance skills and engage with texts to build your speaking skills and have a great time making new friends under the tutorship of our experienced drama practitioners.


SUNDAY 7 JULY Following the success of last year this day is a celebration of Courtyard Youth Theatre, bringing our sister theatres together with our in-house groups resulting in experimental theatrics throughout the building. With activities, workshops and performances throughout the day, this is a great opportunity to celebrate one of the UK’s largest Youth Theatres and give all young people a chance to create new inspiring works. Look out for further information in the summer term!

UPCOMING YOUTH THEATRE PERFORMANCES AT THE CONQUEST, BROMYARD Thursday 9 May – Saturday 11 May, 7pm Junior Youth Theatre performing by Judith Johnson Humorous adaptation from an ancient Chinese tale, this is a classic story of innocent, yet forbidden love.

The Willow Pattern

Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June, 7pm Intermediate Youth Theatre performing by Julia Donaldson An adaptation of this classic Greek Myth, brought to life through the writing of the best selling author of ‘The Gruffalo’.

Term dates are: 15 April - 16 July. 12 sessions per term with a half term break. Check with your course leader for specific details. All Youth Theatre groups are led by one of The Courtyard’s experienced Youth Theatre practitioners, Kate Ganderton, Ellen Dorsett, David Durant or Jess McKenzie. For more information and to join up, call Rachel Entwisle on 01432 346526. For information and to book on holiday workshops call the Box Office on 01432 340555.


£5 per person (10% discount on group bookings of more than 10) Call the Conquest to book: 01885 488575


The perfect introduction for little ones to gain an introduction to theatre skills whilst making new friends! Wednesdays from 17 April

16.15 - 17.00

Courtyard Kids Reception & Year 1

Wednesdays from 17 April

17.00 - 17.45

Courtyard Kids Year 2

The Courtyard

£55 per term

In House Youth Theatre: A vibrant and popular series of sessions to increase confidence and for young actors to learn performance techniques in a nurturing environment. Saturdays from 20 April

09.15 - 16.15

Junior Youth Theatre Years 3 - 9

Fridays from 19 April

17.00 - 18.30

Junior Youth Theatre Year 9 (Friday)

Wednesdays from 17 April

18.00 - 19.30

Intermediate Youth Theatre Year 10

Fridays from 19 April

18.30 - 20.00

Intermediate Youth Theatre Year 11

Thursdays from 18 April

18.30 - 20.30

Senior Youth Theatre (ages 16-24)

£60 per term The Courtyard

£60 per term £62 per term

Youth Theatre in the Community: Led by experienced Courtyard practitioners, these sessions work in partnership with venues in the Herefordshire community to bring drama opportunities to our rural locations. Saturdays from 20 April

10.30 - 12.00

Peterchurch Drama and Fun Club (ages 6-12)

St Peters Church, Peterchurch

Wednesdays from 17 April

15.30 - 17.00

Fairfield Youth Theatre

Fairfield High School

Wednesdays from 17 April

16.00 - 17.30

Kington Youth Theatre - Junior

Wednesdays from 17 April

17.30 - 19.00

Kington Youth Theatre - Intermediate

Kington Primary School

Wednesdays from 17 April

19.15 - 20.45

Kington Youth Theatre - Senior

Mondays from 15 April

16.30 - 17.30

Conquest Theatre - Junior (ages 6-11)

Bromyard Conquest Theatre

Mondays from 15 April

18.00 - 19.30

Conquest Theatre - Intermediate (ages 11-14)

Bromyard Conquest Theatre

Mondays from 15 April

19.30 - 21.30

Conquest Theatre - Senior (ages 14-18)

Bromyard Conquest Theatre

Tuesdays from 16 April

15.30 - 16.30

Wigmore Youth Theatre - Junior (ages 6-11)

Wigmore Primary School

Tuesdays from 16 April

17.00 - 18.30

Wigmore Youth Theatre - Intermediate (ages 11-16)

Teme Valley Youth Project

£3 per session £40 per term (bursaries available) £25 per term £30 per term £40 per term

This summer why not come along to one of our summer schools? Filled with plenty of drama we’ll promise you won’t go bored. Mythology, adventure and classic stories make up the inspirations for the programme on offer. Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August

10.00 - 15.00

Jason and the Argonauts (ages 7-12)

Monday 12 - Friday 16 August

10.00 - 15.00

Star Wars (ages 7-12)

Monday 19 - Friday 23 August

10.00 - 15.00

James and the Giant Peach (ages 7-12)

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 August 10.00 - 13.00


Box Office: 01432 340555

Knights and Princesses (ages 4-7)

The Courtyard

£65 for the week £30 for both days

Beginner Film Making Club

David Jones

Thursdays from 25 April


Intermediate Film Making Club

David Jones

Wednesdays from 24 April


Mini Movers

Lauren Glendinning

Fridays from 19 April


Writing for the Stage

Megan Barker

Mondays from 22 April


Reading Room

Estelle Von Warmek

Tuesdays from 16 April


Chance to Dance

Sophie Armstrong

Fridays from 19 April


Dancing Tots

Heather Winterburn

Fridays from 19 April


Write On

Theatre Skills for Adults

Helen Wingrave

Fridays from 19 April


Music Pool

Family Music Makers

Pedro Brown

Fridays from 19 April



Jewellery Making Workshop


Saturday 6 July


Rural Media

The Courtyard

Hereford Junior Youth Dance (ages 7-11) Dance Fest

Tuesdays from 23 April

Hereford Senior Youth Dance (ages 12-18) Contemporary Technique (18+)

Tuesdays from 23 April

Breakdance: Junior (ages 7-11) Breakdance: Intermediate (ages 11+)




Breakdance: Wee Stylerz (ages 4-7) 2 Faced Dance


2 Faced Dance

Mondays from 15 April

Breakdance: Advanced (invitation only)




Limited spaces available on many courses. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.



17.00 - 19.00

Learn to direct, edit and even star, in your own short film

£70 per term (10 sessions)


17.00 - 19.00

Non-beginners, come and create your own short film

£70 per term (10 sessions)

16.00 - 16.45

For ages 4 to 7 this is a fun and creative dance session for our younger participants.

£4 per week

10.30 - 12.30

Especially designed for the up-and-coming playwrights of tomorrow, participants will develop their own playwriting skills.

£68 for 10 sessions

10.30 - 12.30

Participants will explore work by acclaimed dramatists covering structure, characterisation, theme and style.

£52 per term

10.15 - 11.15

Gentle programme of creative dance for the over 50s. Come along and meet new people – and get fit in the process!

£3.50 per session

11.30 - 12.15

A great introduction to dance and movement for parents and toddlers, get jumping about! No need to book.

£4 per parent and toddler, £1 each additional child

20.00 - 21.30

Providing participants with practical skills in performance using different theatrical approaches.

£52 per term

Helen by email:

12.30 - 14.00

Fun sessions for parents, toddlers and pre-schoolers to explore music-making and movement together with percussive play, music, song and rhymes.

£4 per parent-and-child pair, £1 for each additional child (under 1s free)

No need to book. For info: 01432 278118

10.00 - 16.00

Starting you off with the essential jewellery-making skills needed to create a pendant. Using a piece of silver you will explore skills such as piercing, filing, soldering, forming and finishing. Open to six people you’ll receive plenty of tuition- no previous experience necessary.

£70 (includes silver for one pendant)

Alison: 07999 561 601 or The Courtyard Box Office: 01432 340 555

Weekly dance classes held in partnership with Herefordshire’s Dance Agency-in-residence, Dancefest, for Junior and Senior Youth.

£42 per term

A popular weekly dance class for those wishing to develop a creative approach to contemporary dance. Beginners to advanced; are all welcome.

£42/48 per term (£4.20/5 per week)

Weekly break-dance classes for children or adults. Great fun and a chance to build your dexterity!

£60 per term

16.15 - 17.15 17.15 - 18.15 18.30 - 19.30

Rachel Entwisle on 01432 346526

Box Office: 01432 340555

Dancefest on 01905 611199 or e-mail

16.00 - 17.00 17.00 - 18.00 18.15 - 19.15

Email melaniej@2faceddance., call 01432 276807 or visit

19.30 - 20.45

Term dates are: 15 April - 16 July with a half term break. Not all classes run at 11/12 sessions to the end of term. Check with your course leader for specific details.


Box Office: 01432 340555

The Garrick Singers

ARTS & OLDER PEOPLE PROJECT This is a unique project that was established in 2010 and over the past two years has enabled local arts practitioners to deliver participatory arts based workshops for older people across Herefordshire. The project aims to combat isolation for older people living in rural areas through direct access to the arts, and improve their personal independence by allowing them to become more active, improving health, wellbeing and quality of life. Through the provision of training we hope to build stronger local communities who are able to support older people. Training sessions we have held allow arts practitioners, health care professionals and care staff to develop skills to enable them to provide arts based activities. Through networking events, conferences, and our new Arts and Older People Forum we hope to raise awareness of older people’s issues whilst promoting models of best practice developed through projects we have initiated. For further information on our projects please visit our website.

Dementia Awareness Week – Remember Me

This event, being held during Dementia Awareness Week(TM) aims not only to raise awareness about dementia, but to allow those with dementia, their carers, family and friends to come together for a fun day at The Courtyard. The day will include a live drawing event, a stand up performance by Doorstep Theatre, poetry readings and a local memory cafe coming to The Courtyard. The Hereford Alzheimer’s Society and other organisations will also be on hand to offer information and advice about the services available across Herefordshire for those with dementia. Thursday 23 May Programme: 10am-4pm Live Drawing Event 12noon-2pm Memory Café 2.30pm-3.30pm Poetry Readings 1.30pm All Turn For more information on the programme please refer to our website

Are you retired and /or aged 60 or over? Come and join our new choir! No Auditions. Music of all styles, genres, traditions and languages. No need to read music, just a willingness to sing! Led by Jon Watson, Leader of the Fire Choir and run in partnership with The Music Pool. Advance booking is strongly advised sessions book up quickly. Call the Box Office on 01432 340555 £4 per session Mondays from 13 May – 15 July (excl. 27 May), 12pm-1.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm. Venue for Monday 29 April, 12pm session to be confirmed.

Arts and Older People Forum

Are you working creatively with older people? We want to hear about your projects. This is an informal evening, sharing experiences and models of best practice between people working creatively with older people in Herefordshire. Anybody interested in this field is welcome to come along and be inspired. No charge to attend. Please email to book onto this evening. Monday 8 July, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Dementia Action Alliance

The Courtyard is delighted to become the first arts centre in the UK to join the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA). The DAA is made up of over 100 organisations committed to transforming the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers. To view our online action plan visit or for more information contact Thursdays from 10am-11am


Gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability. The classes promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength co-ordination and balance. Suitable for those who are chair bound or recovering from injury. Drop in session. Thursdays from 10am-11am West Street, (Age UK building), Leominster HR6 8ES Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm Norfolk House, Etnam Street, Leominster HR6 8AQ Thursdays from 11.30am-12.30pm Siward James Close, Bodenham, Hereford, HR1 8LS £3 per session


Visiting Classes Zumba with Viv Jones

Tuesdays 13.30 – 14.30

Inspired by traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and meringue music pulsating Latin rhythms this class will get your pulses racing for an exhilarating work out session.

Salsa and Latin Classes with Wesley Prince

Wednesdays from 17 April 20.45 - 23.00

Fun and friendly, bring out your passions with the help of a seasoned choreographer. Absolute beginners welcome.

Mondays from 15 April 20.45 - 21.45 (adults)

Writers’ Workshop: If you’ve never written for the stage before, or are looking to give your writing an intensive but enjoyable re-boot, then these workshops are a must. Critically acclaimed playwright Alan Harris will be working with writers to help them develop their best work for the stage. With a mixture of practical exercises and discussions, participants will be supported and guided through the essentials of what makes good dramatic writing. Saturday 11 May: Inspiration & Character Saturday 18 May: Dialogue & Structure Saturday 25 May: Re-writes & Practicalities All three sessions cost £75 or £60 if booked before Friday 12 April and includes parking


Box Office: 01432 340555

Street Jazz with Laura Gale

Tuesdays from 16 April 19.45 - 20.45 (teens) Wednesdays from 17 April 19.40 - 20.40 (adults)

£45 for 10 sessions (£5 per session)

07776 021684

£7 per session (Beginners course for one month £28)

07848 681660 or wesleyprince83@

£39 per half term (6 weeks) A fusion of Commercial Jazz, Street and Hip-Hop Dance. You will learn an entire dance routine to a current R&B track over six weeks. Great for stamina!

Thursdays from 18 April 16.15 - 17.15 (juniors)

£33 per half term (6 weeks) £39 per half term (6 weeks)

07725 357531 or visit www.lauragale.

£30 per half term (6 weeks)

3 Shires Ballet Associates with Helen DubovieBrown

Sundays: 14 April, 5 + 26 May, 16, 23, 30 June Ring for details

Exciting program bringing classical ballet and performance opportunities to talented and ambitious 7-18 year olds. Entry by audition and teacher recommendation only.

07791 732044

Twinkle Toes with Helen Dubovie-Brown

Tuesdays from 16 April 11.00

These classes are a fun and creative way to introduce young children to their first Ballet Steps and Tap Rhythms.

07791 732044

Hereford Life-Drawing Group with Moira GrafenCampbell

Thursdays from 18 April 10.00 - 13.00

All levels of experience welcome. £45 for 6 sessions Please bring your own equipment.

07729 940154 or moibug@


The Courtyard is a key educational resource for Herefordshire working extensively with schools and colleges throughout Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.

Herefordshire Arts Education Consortium

The Courtyard are working in partnership with Herefordshire’s Arts Education Consortium to deliver a wide-range of arts workshops and projects for schools in Herefordshire. If you would like to join, or would like more information, please contact Grant Brisland on 01432 346535 for more information.

The Sylvia Short Educational Charity

The Sylvia Short Educational Charity provides funding to cover the cost of transport for Herefordshire schools to attend educational activities at The Courtyard. If your school is attending a workshop or performance and you need to cover the cost of your transport please contact Grant Brisland on 01432 346535. All funds must be cleared in advance of your visit.

Herefordshire Shakespeare Festival

Following the success of the festival in 2012 students have been rehearsing hard through 2013! Working with your Key Stage 2 class pupils have been focusing on one of the Bard’s text with our expert drama practitioners. On a journey of discovery with Shakespeare’s greatest characters through creative play, this work culminates in a final performance as part of the Herefordshire Shakespeare Festival on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June. For more information please contact Joe Lewis on 01432 346521 or

I Was A Rat

From 30 May to 1 June, The Courtyard will host Teatro Kismet’s stunning version of Philip Pullman’s, I Was A Rat! In the lead up to the production The Courtyard’s education team will be offering an exciting package for Key Stage 2 classes, consisting of some great interactive workshops. For more information please contact Joe Lewis on 01432 346521 or

Courtyard Student Co.

MONDAY 8 – FRIDAY 12 JULY This is a week-long work experience project for Year 8 and Year 9 students with an interest in careers in The Arts. You will work with other students from schools across the county to create your own theatre company and produce and perform a play with our team of professional theatre staff, giving you a real-life insight into the workings of theatre production. Interested? Contact Joe Lewis 01432 346521 or


ONLINE IN PERSON Pay by cash,Theatre Tokens or by most major debit and credit cards BOX OFFICE 01432 340555 BY POST Cheques should be made payable to The Courtyard. Include your name, full address, contact telephone number, date and time of the performance. Either add 50p for postage or include a stamped addressed envelope. Post to: The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.


Education & Outreach May-Aug 2013  
Education & Outreach May-Aug 2013  

The Courtyard has an extensive programme for all ages, within the building and working out in the community. Find out more at www.courtyard....