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Courtyard Theatre

THE former Hoxton Library was given a new lease of artistic life when it became home to fringe production company Courtyard Theatre in 2007.

In the heart of Hoxton’s thriving artistic scene and fittingly close to Curtain Road, site of the first purpose-built playhouses in England – the 1576 ‘Theatre’ and 1577 ‘Curtain’ – this heritage-listed building now houses two theatre spaces, a rehearsal room, and bar.

By contrast to its historic venue, the Courtyard’s emphasis is distinctly contemporary and the theatre aims to unearth and sponsor the best new playwrights, directors and companies from a diverse range of backgrounds.

During its annual ‘development season’, The Courtyard opens its stage to new companies and directors showcasing their work in novel and often subversive forms. From political theatre to live comedy, the venue aims to entertain, inspire and provoke.

The Courtyard also screens films, hosts live music nights and is available for hire.

40 Pitfield Street,
Hackney, London
N1 6EU

Telephone: 020 7729 2202


Opening times: Ticket enquiries: Tue-Sun: 3pm-7.30pm.
Bar: midday-midnight.

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