March Update from The Courtyard, Hereford

Following the Government’s proposed roadmap, the team at The Courtyard is now planning for a safe reopening.

We’re excited to open our newly transformed building (visit the #TransformTheYard Page to see the latest). But are fully aware that the proposed dates are dependent on data and could be subject to change once more. Therefore, we’re trying to keep our plans flexible and proceed positively, but cautiously!


We are hoping to open our extended Café Bar and brand-new beautiful Restaurant space in late May. More exciting restaurant info to be announced shortly! We will also look to start hosting socially distanced screenings and performances where possible. We will announce more detailed dates and programme closer to the time.


From 21 June, we are beginning to programme activities with the hope of larger audience capacities. However, it is likely these will initially go on sale with social distancing in place, until we have more concrete guidance from the Government.

A lot of our classes and workshops have already reconvened online. So we will continue this until we know for sure we can bring them back in to the building safely.

We know some visitors will remain cautious about returning to a public building. We will continue to listen to our audiences and adapt our activities to ensure everyone feels safe and secure at The Courtyard.

Please keep checking our social media, website, blog and e-newsletters for updates on our programme and other news.

Whilst the world slowly returns to a new normal, we look forward to The Courtyard being the place where we can all meet, relax, indulge, get creative, be entertained and, most importantly, recover, together.

Thank you

We want to express a huge thank you to our community who have helped us through this difficult time. Whether you have sent us a message of support, moved your tickets to shows countless times, generously donated your tickets back or accepted credit, donated to our Covid Appeal, completed a survey, watched our digital events, supported us on social media or booked tickets for the future – everything you have done has kept us going! We value every one of the acts of kindness you have shown us.

We hope to see you again very soon.