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Otley Courthouse Arts Centre

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Address: Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN, England
Phone Number: 01943 467466

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The old courthouse

Lots going on here . Music performing arts exibitions always something new.the courthouse has a wonderful history of its own.if you find yourself in Otley check what's on at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lots going on here . Music performing arts exibitions always something new.the courthouse has a wonderful history of its own.if you find yourself in Otley check what's on at the arts centre you could be very pleasantly surprised. .

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went to have a look at the indoor craft stores during when the market was on.Also went had a look at the art and photographs works which is on display.There is plaques giving history of the police and magistrates courts and a police cell dating back to Victorian you can go inside to view.There is a cafe selling home cooked... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I spent many hours, including my 21st birthday, at Otley Magistrates' Court so it's wonderful to see the buildings being brought to life as a community arts venue. I've visited the Courthouse on many occasions since, there's always something going on and it's a friendly place with a lovely little cafe, perfect for whiling away an hour or two.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. The cells area is very interesting and you can go inside one to get a feel of what it was like to be incarcerated there, often for minor offences. The information stones set in the courtyard outside make for interesting reading too. Staff were attentive and helpful and very keen to make your courthouse... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is an interesting building, and as the name suggests, being the old courthouse means it has a fascinating past. It is now a real 'hub' for Otley and visitors, being renowned as an arts centre, and hosting craft fairs to coincide with the end of month Sunday Farmers' markets. It also acts as a cinema, music venue, and... More 

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Leicester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Courthouse is a great asset for Otley and many excellent events take place here . However it lets itself down by not training its many volunteers adequately . It's just not acceptable for them to say , as very often they do , " I'm sorry , I'm only a volunteer " . A great many other charities take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

There is always something interesting going on at The Courthouse! They have Art Displays/Concerts/Films/Craft Fairs..etc. Definitely recommend popping in and having a chat with them and picking up a program, or just visiting their website to see what's happening there!

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Otley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We've seen lots of the shows (mostly comedy) at the courthouse over the last few years. It is an intimate venue where you are always close to the acts. The staff are always both helpful and welcoming. The bar is reasonably priced compared to many venues. Overall it is a fantastic asset to our community and would highly recommend a... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Always has a lot going on, whether it be music, plays, talks etc. The cafe is nice and a visit to the old police cells, which were used in TV's "Heartbeat" are very interesting to see. A bit out of the way of the main high street shopping area but lots of parking (payable) just behind the building. Worth a... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I really liked the warm welcome and a delightful visit. Helped by a great performance from Hope and Social.

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