Courtyard Theatre

Courtyard Theatre – Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Situated on Southern Lane, just along the river bank from the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres, the Courtyard Theatre was our temporary home during the Transformation Project. It provided a full-scale working prototype for the new RST's thrust stage auditorium, seating approximately 1,045 audience members around a thrust stage. The Courtyard closed at the end of Janary 2011, but will provide additional performance space during the World Shakespeare Festival as part of the Cultural Olympiad. It was built on the site of The Other Place (TOP), the RSC's home for new and experimental work. Options to reinstate TOP are currently…