Inspired Youth Theatre Festival 2024

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The Courtyard’s Inspired Festival was created by and for young people, it is a platform for our Youth Theatre groups to use theatre to express what is important to them. Inspired Festival is a real highlight in our Youth Theatre calendar and is a chance to see our Intermediate & Senior members at their best, come along and be INSPIRED!

This year will see groups from The Courtyard, Ledbury and Bromyard all take to the stage during the festival.

5pm: Ledbury Intermediates & Seniors – The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes ()

Ledbury Intermediates put a spin on Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless tale of “The Red Shoes” in their modern adaptation. Follow Karen’s journey as she becomes entangled in the allure of a pair of magical red shoes and pays the price for vanity and disobedience…

6.30pm: Bromyard Intermediates & Seniors – Orchestra


A youth orchestra practises during half term holidays in preparation for a concert. Unexpected events cause them all to interrogate their relationship with success. How do you protect the joy of the process whilst also wanting to be the best? Is striving for artistic excellence worth the pressure of losing a soul?

The Conquest Youth Theatre are thrilled to be a part of this year’s National Theatre Connections Festival and have already performed this piece at their home venue The Conquest and will also be taking it to The Royal & Derngate.

This production is 12+ recommended. Mild language and references to adult themes throughout. This show contains strobe lighting effects that may be triggering for individuals with photosensitivity.

8pm: Hereford Intermediates – Witches Can’t Be Burned

Witches Cant Be Burned

Anuka has been cast as the lead in her school’s production of The Crucible, so she should be on cloud nine. But something about the play doesn’t sit right with her and, with the help of her fellow cast members, she plans to do something about it. Witches Can’t Be Burned explores young people’s relationships with art and protest and drags Arthur Miller’s play kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

This production is 12+ recommended. Mild language and references to adult themes throughout.