Hereford theatre welcomes government grant

Published: 12 December 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Building on community relationships: the Courtyard Hereford Credit: Luke Evans Photography

The Courtyard Hereford has been awarded a £210,380 grant as part of the government’s culture recovery fund, enabling the theatre to complete an extension to its building and enhance its education programmes.

The grant will help the Courtyard to improve new and existing spaces, including fitting out its new shop and café bar areas and installing a new air-conditioning unit in the Garrick Room.

A delighted chief executive and artistic director Ian Archer commented, “this incredible boost will ensure that the Courtyard is in a better position to provide further opportunities for our 400-strong youth theatre. It will also enable us to enhance our work with schools and expand our education and outreach programmes.

“The additional space that’s been created at the Courtyard will enable us to increase, strengthen and build on our strong relationships with our community and also provide a platform to develop the immense talent we have throughout Herefordshire.”