Open air theatre at The Courts Garden

The Courts is the perfect setting for open air theatre performances set with a backdrop of charming topiary and colourful borders. Allow your mind to be whisked away by storytellers, as you sit surrounded by impressive sculptured yew trees and fragrant flowers.

Charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare players

The HandleBards

A troupe of cycling actors who carry all the set, props and costume needed to perform extremely energetic Shakespeare plays return to The Courts Garden with two summer performances.

The Three Inch fools in action

The Three Inch Fools

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's plays across the UK.

Upcoming events

The HandleBards present 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Tue 18 Jun 2019
A fast-paced, family-friendly, bike-powered version of one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies is promised in the beautiful surrounds of The Courts Garden as travelling players, the Handlebards make a welcome return.

The HandleBards present 'The Tempest'

Fri 28 Jun 2019
Join us for a fast-paced, family-friendly, bike-powered version of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ in the beautiful surrounds of The Courts Garden, as the all-female troupe of travelling players, the Handlebards makes a welcome return.

The Three Inch Fools present 'Macbeth'

Thu 15 Aug 2019
Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play, Macbeth. Performed in the beautiful grounds of the Courts Garden.

Elements of Nature sculpture exhibition

Sat 07 Sep 2019
Enjoy the elegant, flowing forms of a collection of works by Somerset-based sculptor Ian Marlow, set amid the glorious autumn colours of The Courts Garden. The sculptures, created in stainless steel are inspired by nature and natural forms.