Courtyard Arts Centre

Courtyard Arts Centre About Us

Housed in a characterful converted stable block, Courtyard Arts is Hertford’s leading visual arts venue. Our aim is simple: to provide a launch pad for all members of the community to achieve their artistic potential.

On top of an ever-expanding range of creative classes and workshops, we go out into the community to deliver extensive outreach and public art projects. Our wonderful little gift shop provides a showcase for the enterprising creativity of local makers. Curating collections with partner venues allows us to introduce artists’ talents to whole new audiences.

Our gallery hosts diverse exhibitions through the year from both established and emerging artists, including a competitive Open and the opportunity for young artists to develop their practice in residence.

The bustling Centre guarantees a warm welcome with lovely homemade cake... so do drop in to enjoy an exhibition, have a coffee and browse unique gifts and cards from local artists.

As a charity our doors wouldn’t open without the dedicated support of our volunteers and members, and in turn we aim to provide enriching experiences and support personal development. Come along and get involved!

This weekend (Sat 10th and Sun 11th July) we'll be opening our doors for some drop-in creativity. Try your hand at screen-printing and learn the technique from one of our very talented tutors. We'll also be getting creative with clay and hoping to make a ceramic sculpture to hang on our courtyard wall. See website for further details - no booking necessary - open from 11am to 4pm

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Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale
SG14 3AA

Telephone: 01992 509 596

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My News

15th Courtyard Open exhibition - details announced / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-02-11T00:00:00Z">Tue 11 Feb 2020</span>15th Courtyard Open exhibition - details announced / Tue 11 Feb 2020

This year's Courtyard Open (7th – 25th April) sees the exhibition expanding across two venues – Courtyard Arts and Hertford Theatre - for it's 15th an...

Art of Printmaking - call for entries / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-21T00:00:00Z">Tue 21 Jan 2020</span>Art of Printmaking - call for entries / Tue 21 Jan 2020

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The Art of Printmaking Hertford Theatre Gallery 3rd March – 4th April 2020 We are delighted to invite artists working in print...

Art at the Manor / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-09T00:00:00Z">Wed 09 Oct 2019</span>Art at the Manor / Wed 09 Oct 2019

Courtyard Arts has joined forces with Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club to create a new showcase for contemporary art. Artworks are now on display...

My Events

BIG ART WEEKEND at Courtyard Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-07-10T00:00:00Z">Sat 10</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2021-07-11T00:00:00Z">Sun 11 Jul 2021</span> <span>(2 days)</span>BIG ART WEEKEND at Courtyard Arts / Sat 10 to Sun 11 Jul 2021 (2 days)

DISCOVER HERTFORD’S HIDDEN GEM AND JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF BIG ART! On Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of July we’ll be throwing open the gate...

Hertford Art Trail 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-03T00:00:00Z">Sat 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-10-31T00:00:00Z">Sat 31 Oct 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Hertford Art Trail 2020 / Sat 03 to Sat 31 Oct 2020 (1 month)

Hertford Art Trail is back! Following it’s postponement earlier in the year, the Trail showcases the work of talented artists across 30 town centre ve...

Hertford Art Trail 2020 - apply to take part! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-04-11T00:00:00Z">Sat 11 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-05-09T00:00:00Z">Sat 09 May 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Hertford Art Trail 2020 - apply to take part! / Sat 11 Apr to Sat 09 May 2020 (1 month)

ARTISTS CALL FOR ENTRIES - we are delighted to invite applications for the 2020 Hertford Art Trail. The established centrepiece of the annual Hertford...

My Opportunities

Ceramics Tutor - 1 evening per week / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-07-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Jul 2019</span>Ceramics Tutor - 1 evening per week / Wed 31 Jul 2019

We're seeking a tutor for one of our popular Ceramics weekly evening classes in Hertford. The role entails teaching 7.30-9.30pm each Wednesday dur...

Artist in Residence 2019 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-08-02T00:00:00Z">Fri 02 Aug 2019</span>Artist in Residence 2019 / Fri 02 Aug 2019

Apply by 2nd August for the opportunity to be Artist in Residence at Courtyard Arts, Hertford, 17th Sep – 12th Oct. The successful artist will take...

Centre Director Vacancy / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 May 2018</span>Centre Director Vacancy / Fri 25 May 2018

We are looking to recruit a friendly and efficient person to replace the existing Centre Director who has been with the organisation for many years. ...