The Courtyard is delighted to announce the return of several of its classes in the coming months. 

Despite strict lockdown restrictions, The Courtyard and its partners will be delivering a range of its usual classes online, enabling participants to engage in creative sessions from the safety of their own homes. 

Kicking off the year is the return of script writing class,Writing Room and sight reading and vocal characterisation classes Reading Room and Reading Room Extra. Delivered for The Courtyard by Feral Productions, these classes allow playwrights and performers, new and experienced, the opportunity to develop and hone their skills. 

Next up on Friday 12 March is the relaunch of Chance ToDance. Delivered by professional dance and fitness practitioner Lisa Fraser, Chance To Dance is a low impact accessible dance class that gives participants the opportunity to get moving, develop skills, gain confidence and make friends. 

“I’m so excited to be teaching the Chance to Dance class this term!” Says Lisa, â€śToday more than ever people need an accessible way to enjoy dance, something this class has always provided. Now we are expanding on that, by bringing it online and into your home! Dancing is good for the body, mind and mood and I can’t wait to get started!”

Each half term will focus on a different style technique whilst working towards a short routine and attendees can book for either a half or full term. The hour-long sessions will be delivered on Fridays at 10.15am and are being offered on a Pay-What-You-Can basis. 

The Courtyard’s Education Team are also modifying their Youth Theatre sessions to be relaunched this term. Although the classes will be delivered online, the aims remain the same; to provide an inclusive and accessible environment that inspires young people to learn, develop and create.

Those interested in joining Youth Theatre Online can contact The Courtyard’s Education Administrator at

Finally, a Digital Youth Programme will be launched in February which will include a host of online sessions exploring subjects such as Audition Techniques, Writing for Screen and Wellbeing plus many more. Keep an eye out on The Courtyard’s website and social media for further details. 

For more information about The Courtyard’s online classes visit