Hereford, Cheltenham and Worcester Youth Theatre Festival!

This year, The Courtyard were thrilled to be involved with the first ever Youth Theatre Festival. Bringing together youth theatre’s from Hereford, Cheltenham and Worcester youth theatre members of all ages met at the Swan Theatre for a day of workshops and performance.

After 2 years of lockdowns and isolation it was great to give young people a chance to meet with their peers and to share ideas and performances.

The Courtyard Youth Theatre performed some environmentally themed sketches that left the audience in stitches. They also included an element of audience participation, with the “clap-o-meter” deciding which direction the performers took the scene, which was ambitious, but worked perfectly. There were also performances from Cheltenham and Worcester which were both thoughtful and funny and displayed the full range of what young people in theatre are capable of.

Next year is The Courtyard’s turn to host the festival and we can’t wait to work with other youth theatre’s to expand the incredible work the Swan have done in putting the first one together. Watch this space!