Courtyard Theatre, London

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The Courtyard
Passmore Edwards Free Library, Shoreditch (geograph 4155391).jpg
London, N1
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′40″N 0°05′01″W / 51.5279°N 0.0835°W / 51.5279; -0.0835Coordinates: 51°31′40″N 0°05′01″W / 51.5279°N 0.0835°W / 51.5279; -0.0835
Public transitLondon Underground National Rail Old Street
DesignationGrade II listed

The Courtyard is a theatre housed in the former public library (originally known as the Passmore Edwards Free Library) in Pitfield Street in Hoxton, London Borough of Hackney, England. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

The Courtyard operates both a 150-seat main house and an 80-seat studio theatre. It is also home to the Iambic wine bar.

The Courtyard hosted the first London Horror Festival in October/November 2011,[2] a co-production between The Courtyard and Theatre of the Damned, the UK's first festival of horror in the performing arts.

From 23 May to 16 June 2012 the Courtyard hosted the London revival of Meredith Oakes' play Faith starring ex-Eastender Charlie Clements.[3]


  1. ^ Theatre History, The Courtyard, London, UK.
  2. ^ "London Horror Festival". Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  3. ^ Charlie, Clements. "Faith". actor. faith. Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.