The Pirates of Mutiny Bay

A vast behind and a multitude of other pirate jokes....

The Courtyard Stage

Pirates of Mutiny Bay

When Mutiny Bay opened in 2008, one corner of the existing Courtyard BBQ was transformed into an outdoor entertainment venue. The new stage meant that guests could enjoy a show whilst they ate , though there were also several rows of seating around the stage for people to sit on (though these guests may get a little damp!).

In its early years visiting pop acts would occasionally take advantage of the stage, though the stage was mainly used for the various incarnations of the Pirates Of Mutiny Bay show.

The plot of the show would normally involve a motley crew of pirates embarking on a quest to find some sort of relic. Each show was filled with slapstick and pirate based pop parodies as well as a range of familiar set pieces such as the piranha barrel and the skull sets various fire effects.

The Pirates of Mutiny Bay performed in the courtyard for the final time at the end of 2015, before the stage was shuttered as part of the park's TLC scheme. In 2017 it was announced that the stage would be removed as part of the part of the development of the new Smoke House restaurant for 2018.

But the story didn't end there... as later in 2017 it emerged that the stage and props of the pirate show would be used one last time as part of The Welcoming scare maze during Scarefest.

The Smoke House restaurant plans were later shelved, meaning the courtyard stage has had a brief reprieve from the wrecking ball but it is unlikely to ever host another pirate show now it has been repurposed into The Welcoming.

And as for the pirates themselves, whilst they moved out of the Courtyard in 2015 their shows live on in the Alton Towers Hotel once a year as part of the resort's Pirates and Princesses February Half Term event.

Lady Victoria found herself in a spot of bother in the last of the chronicles of the Pirate of Mutiny Bay...

The pirates of Mutiny Bay set sail on a quest to discover the legendary Red Skull. But rumour has it they are not the only ones to seek the infamous artefact....

Can Sharktooth Jack gather the lost pieces of his map in time to set sail on a quest to find the legendary Golden Parrot? As you take to the high seas in the Fat Pig, there may be a few explosive surprises in store...

A motley crew come ashore in the search of treasure in the first of the chronicles of The Pirates of Mutiny Bay.

Attraction Stats

15th March 2008
8th November 2015