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The Courtyard

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Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR
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About Face Theatre (All Ages)

Collection of five theatre-for-one plays, inspired by historical stories from around Herefordshire presented by actors and puppets.

Wed 25 Oct


  • 14:00 – 18:00

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • 1977
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr

Dreyfuss plays a power company technician who investigates a mysterious blackout and finds himself facing an alien. A magnificent movie, the master at his best.

Thu 26 Oct
  • 18:00

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

Don't Dribble on the Dragon

An adventure about friendship featuring a magical dragon.

Tue 24 Oct

£12 (£9.50; £38)

  • 11:00

Elevate: Paddington

The talented dance students perform a playful contemporary piece based on the lovable lost bear from Darkest Peru looking for a family to give him a home.

Wed 25 Oct

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  • 11:00

Family Festival

A day of performances, creative workshops and outdoor activities is the centrepiece of the Courtyard's annual half-term event for families. This year the theme is witches, wizards, dragons and unicorns - highlights include spell writing, a spell battle and a Magic Of Science workshop with Dr Rhodes.

Wed 25 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary - some free, adv booking required for some activities

Genesis Connected

Genesis Connected

The band plays the hits of Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins, featuring 'Sledgehammer', 'In The Air Tonight', 'Over My Shoulder', 'Against All Odds', 'That's All', 'The Living Years' and many more.

Sat 28 Oct


  • 19:30


  • 2017
  • Belgium
  • 1h 25min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Philippe Van Leeuw
  • Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis

Character-led drama set against the background of war-battered Damascus. Skilfully made, and the lead actresses in particular do raw but heartfelt work, but it’s all very manipulative and for all its sincerity and technical achievement, you’re left with not much more than a feeling of how lucky you are.

Tue 24 Oct
  • 11:00

The Magic Of Treasure Island

The swashbuckling adventure story is brought to life with puppets, magic, comedy, song and illusions.

Wed 25 Oct

£10 (£8)

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’

Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters will be appearing at this stage version of the children's TV programme.

Fri 27 Oct

£16 (Children £14.50 under 6s; £56)

  • 12:00
  • 15:30

My Apple Dumpling Girl

About Face Theatre presents an original story of misdirected passion set on a factory line, featuring new music and powerful puppetry.

Fri 27 Oct

Free booking advised

  • 15:00

The Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Der Rosenkavalier

Tom Kemp conducts the orchestra, in a historically informed, cinematic performance of Strauss's opera, set to a screening of a fully restored silent film adaptation, once presumed lost, from 1926.

Tue 24 Oct


  • 19:30

Wind In the Willows

Box Tale Soup's adaption of the story about a boat loving water rate, a mole, a badger and the infamous Mr Toad.

Thu 26 Oct


  • 11:00

The Courtyard is an arts hub in Hereford, designed after an architecural competition organised by RIBA and opened in 1998. It contains a 400-seat main house theatre and a 120-seat studio theatre, both of which double as cinemas; an art gallery and two conference rooms, and also offers rehearsal facilities. The café-bar is licensed and features free live music events.

The Courtyard is also one of the main venues for the annual Borderlines Film Festival.

The venue is served by the 72B, 77A and 492 bus routes. The nearest railway station is Hereford, 15 minutes away by foot.

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