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Courtyard Arts is a unique, artistic hub located in Hertford.

Courtyard Arts is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am4pm.

The Centre

Courtyard Arts is a unique, artistic hub located in Hertford. Comprising a gallery and shop with two teaching studios, it has been a meeting place for creative minds for almost 25 years.

The centre was established as a charity by a group of passionate, local artists seeking to create a space for all to enjoy art in a friendly, open environment. A quarter of a century later, Courtyard is now Hertford’s leading visual arts venue.

Our Gallery

The gallery at Courtyard Arts showcases an exciting and diverse range of work from both established and emerging artists.

In addition to hosting exhibitions, each year the centre offers up-and-coming practitioners the opportunity to explore, develop and share their practice through student shows and an artist’s residency.

Art Classes

The classes at Courtyard offer everyone of all ages and abilities the opportunity to discover a variety of media, including ceramics and glass in our fully-equipped studio, housing pottery wheels and kilns.

Our website will help you explore our programme of classes and exhibitions, and to find out more about how you can get involved!

Spring Term starts in January 2022 and will be available to book online from 1st December 2021.


Find creative classes for all ages and abilities at our centre in Hertford


All the latest from Courtyard Arts

Christmas Bauble Competition 2021

After the hugely successful event last year we're ready to launch our 2021 CHRISTMAS BAUBLE COMPETITION!

Studio available at Courtyard – February 2022

We have a wonderful, light studio space available from February 2022 at Courtyard Arts. Situated upstairs at Courtyard you'll be at the heart of our friendly art centre.