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Otley Courthouse Arts Centre

Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN, England
01943 467466
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Otley
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Otley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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86 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Courthouse has so many different experiences on offer its hard to list them all - they include the Film Society (great films once a month, plus they've just started doing "Blockbusters" which they call C@tch at the Courthouse), also great music of all sorts from folk to world music to classical to choral, drama (they'll probably be doing a... More 

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Yorkshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is such a wonderful vibrant place which caters for many different tastes. It is great for Otley people as it offers a variety of music e.g. world, folk, classical and brings local and international artists. Creative arts are featured such as painting and photography exhibitions. Once a month (linking in with the farmer's market) there is a craft fair.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

What a lovely place to watch a show. Bar and cafe well stocked all staff really nice.

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Otley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This place is really good. I am really impressed by the range of activities and facilities of this place. My children love the arts and crafts sessions they run. One lady 'Lorraine' stands out in particular.The cafe is also good here. Nice cup of tea with lovely buns and cakes and suitable if you are with little ones.

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