Formerly based in Kings Cross, the new Courtyard Theatre has been created within the Grade II-listed former public library in Pitfield Street, Hoxton, only a few hundred metres from the site of the first purpose-built playhouses in England, the Theatre (1576) and the Curtain (1577), the latter still commemorated in the name of Curtain Road.
The Courtyard has a 150 seater Main House, an 80 seat Studio Theatre, and also rehearsal space such as the White Room.
The Courtyard Theatre is one of London’s most vibrant new theatres and endeavors to discover the best new playwrights, directors and companies from a wide range of backgrounds, and promises to nurture, support and mentor them whilst their careers are in the early stages of development. From political theatre to live comedy, The Courtyard wants to champion it all. It strives to offer an exciting and varied programme that puts it at the forefront of British Theatre and keeps people coming back.
The Courtyard is located at the heart of Hoxton’s thriving artistic scene. On the borders of the financial discricts of the City and Moorgate, Hoxton is world-renowned as a centre of creativity and artistic talent. Full of bars, restaurants, shops and galleries and with convienient transport connections, it is a fantastic place to study and a great place to experience the diverse cultural wonders of London.
CTTC is linked to The Courtyard through interlocking management and as such has a permanent industry refernce point. It also takes note of Drama UK standards. The involvement of theatre companies sharing and renting rehearsal facilities at The Courtyard Theatre provides CTTC and the students with a valuable insight to current industry expectations. Students also have access to production companies designed to provide them with performance opportunities
(Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, 2014)