The Courtyard Playhouse Performing Arts Training Center was opened in 2013 by husband and wife team, Kemsley Dickinson and Tiffany Schultz. It is the first and only dedicated improv’ theatre and KHDA licensed training center in UAE. Nestled in the creative heart of Dubai, amongst galleries and cafes, the Courtyard Playhouse has grown rapidly from a beautiful 60 seat auditorium office and green-room, to include a 40 seat studio, workshop and a rehearsal room in 2018. It is centrally located, near the Mall of the Emirates, easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road. Home to a vibrant community of theatre-lovers who come to the Playhouse to learn, explore, volunteer, perform, make friends and be a part of something beautiful. The Playhouse offers workshops in acting and improvisation for all ages, corporate training and development using improv’ techniques, three improv’ showcases per week, vintage film screenings, National Theatre Live and Improvised Kids’ Storytime.