Courtyard theatre

The Wizard of Oz Courtyard Theatre Hereford 24th to 27th April 2019

Duration: 140 minutes

RSC version by L. Frank Baum | Directed by Ellen Dorsett
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart | Dance & Vocal Arrangement by Peter Howard
Adapted by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay
By arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

One stormy day a young farm girl, Dorothy Gale, decides to run away from home but she is swept away by a tornado and finds herself in the magical land of Oz. With her faithful dog Toto at her side, she sets off on an adventure to find her way back home. She must journey along the yellow brick road to the Emerald city to ask the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard for help. Along the way she makes some rather strange but wonderful friends, the Scarecrow who would like a brain, a Tinman who wishes he had a heart and the cowardly Lion who just needs some courage.

The friends face many dangers along the way, mostly sent by the Wicked Witch of the West who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s ruby slippers. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage by The Courtyard’s Junior Youth Theatre  For  details of tickets please follow the link .

Why not stay at the Wilton Court  we have a stay  three  nights for the price of two including dinner on two of the evening and you will still have time to explore the breathtaking Wye Valley for further details and availability please follow

The Courtyard Theatre Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan Society present The Mikado March 20 to 23rd 2019

Join the multiple award-winning Hereford Gilbert and Sullivan  Society for their production of  The Mikado , a topsy-turvy musical satire of English society set in the fiction town of Titipu. Featuring some of the iconic duo’s best known songs including Three Little Girls and I’ve got a Little List, it is the story of some unlucky star-crossed lovers, a less that satisfactory quota of beheadings and the county jail and one enormous conspiracy.

Come and stay at the Wilton Court on our Spring Magic package and if you reserve tickets for the matinee on Saturday 23rd you will be back in time for dinner in our award winning restaurant. For further details of our Spring Magic please visit our on line bookings or ring us direct on 01989 562 569 

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The Cavern Beatles 9th September 2015

The Courtyard theatre will have The Cavern Beatles performing on the 9th September 2015. The Cavern Beatles  band members, as well as being talented instrumentalists and singers, are hugely dedicated Beatles fans, intent on recreating their individual character to an unprecedented standard.

Countless hours of study and rehearsal have gone into the show, which emulates with uncanny detail and meticulous accuracy, the rise of the greatest band in the world, even down to the use of genuine 1960’s instruments!

starts at 7:30 PM tickets cost £19 and £18 for concessions

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Jayne Eyre- 7th May 2015 Courtyard Theatre, Hereford- 19:30


Charlotte Bronte’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. It is a story that continues to inspire and enthrall over 150 years after its publication.Jane’s life begins with physcial and psychological abuse at the hands of her aunt. During her time at school, her spiritual and moral sensibilities flourish despite continued oppression.Eventually, Jane is employed as a governess at Thornfield Hall where she falls in love with Edward Rochester, master of the house. Rochester eventually proposes to Jane but the complexities of his past ensure that Jane’s struggles are far from over.

Ticket price £11

Concessions £10


James and the Giant Peach Courtyard Theatre Hereford Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th April 2015

  Orphan James is sent to live with his aunts, Sponge and Spiker, after his parents are killed in a tragic accident involving a rhino, but his aunts treat him horribly. One day he meets an old man who gives him a bag containing the strongest magic in the world. When James accidentally spills it near an old peach tree the most marvelous things start to happen as he begins his journey with some new friends, Centipede, Earthworm, Grasshopper, Ladybird and Spider.

Tickets £12.50 concessions £11.50 call o1432 34 555   or visit

Big Top Excitement at the Courtyard Theatre Hereford 31st January and 1st February

Georgina Elsmere, of The Courtyard Centre for the Arts, Hereford looks forward to a new year visit by the Moscow State Circus.
It can often seem a little quiet around The Courtyard after the pantomime cast has left, and the chaos of panto has come to an end. But of course, at The Courtyard, there is always something new coming in to get excited about. On January 31 and February 1, the Moscow State Circus will be bringing their world-famous show to Hereford.
Babushkin Sekret is inspired by the Legend of the Twelve Chairs. Set in Soviet Russia, the story centres around a desk clerk whose grandmother reveals on her deathbed that she has hidden the family jewellery in a 12 chair dining suite. Unfortunately, the chairs, like all personal property, have been expropriated by the government. Clown Valerik plays the desk clerk and, with the help of sidekick Valik, must track down the family fortune.
The Moscow State Circus has some of the most talented artistes in the world, famed for their spectacular performances. Many of those performing have never performed in Britain before this tour. The circus is adapting its performance from the Big Top to the stage, and we cannot wait to see how they’re going to do it.
For more information or to book tickets visit or call the box office on 01432 340555

Why not treat yourself and stay for a break in Herefordshire , please follow this link to check out the special rates on offer at the Wilton Court  

Wilton Court congratulates the Courtyard Theatre on an amazing opening evening performance of Sleeping Beauty

Congratulations to the Courtyard Theatre on a spectacular opening performance of Sleeping Beauty from the entire cast on Friday 25th November.
The pantomime has the audience enthralled from start to finish with plenty of surprises.
Highly entertaining for children and adults alike. Lots of laugher and plenty of  interaction with the audience, just splendid.
We cannot remember a more entertaining performance, it was captivating throughout and we will be recommending all our guests and friends to reserve tickets. Hopefully we can return ourselves before the end of the season.
For further details of the Sleeping Beauty at the Courtyard Theatre Hereford  please follow the link