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PROSPECTUS - The Courtyard

PROSPECTUS - The Courtyard

OUR STAFF...Highly

OUR STAFF...Highly experienced in teaching they are invariably professional practitioners. They really understand the demandsof the theatre and that you are its future. They provide a link to the harsh realities of the theatre worldand are well versed in equipping you to face them. They realise theatre is and has to be a moving force andhave a passion and commitment for what it could be.OUR VENUE...The Courtyard is a working professional venue in continuous use throughout the year as a receiving venue forvisiting professional companies. It is established, as a leading London Fringe / off-West End theatre acclaimedby reviewers. Unlike most schools we have a respected professional theatre which attracts a regular payingpublic.OUR BELIEFS...We are rooted in the belief that tomorrow’s theatre requires a different form of training that the training theatresway of working opens doors in shared experiences and beliefs. Our aim is to provide an integrated trainingprogramme which encourages members to work as creative equals in the production process and to open up afree exchange of ideas between actors, technical specialists, designers and directors to create a true ensemblein every sense of the word, a total theatre. There is genuine inter-disciplinary interchanges within the programmeto develop an understanding and appreciation of other disciplines and dynamics. You are encouragedto take creative risks and draw on ideas of emotional impact rather than on skills only, to excite and stimulatean audience through their feelings as well as mind. Training people for today’s jobs is not really the challenge.Giving them, in addition, the knowledge and understanding to cope with tomorrow, is what Court is all about.The ‘creative process’ is not the exclusive property of any one group or individual but belongs to and is requiredof every member of the production team.“A greatlearningexperience...”7

Courtyard LEEDs the Way - Marriott