Herefordshire Shakespeare Project


During the Autumn and Spring term each academic year The Courtyard works with several primary schools throughout the county on the Herefordshire Shakespeare Project. Delivering five two-hour workshops throughout the spring (and occasionally into the summer) term we use a range of drama exercises to make Shakespeare accessible to Key Stage 2 classes.

The project culminates with the children creating their own abridged version to be performed at The Courtyard for family and friends in the summer term. This has been a great way to engage parents with the project and celebrate the work of their child.



Information is sent to schools during the autumn term ready to kick-start the project in January. Starting with an INSET induction day teachers are also tooled with drama activities and exercises to continue outside of the project. Many of these can be adapted within other areas of the curriculum.

For more information please contact the Programming & Participation Administrator, Lexi Greenall on 01432 346526 or email