Otley Courthouse

Otley Courthouse
Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN

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Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder

In this brand new stand-up show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. What makes a murderer? And why do they caught….or not? Experience first-hand how it feels to…

Sat 21 Jan 2017

The Big Short

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Written by: Michael Lewis, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Brad Pitt
  • UK release: 22 January 2016

In the middle of the biggest property boom in American history, a group of financial experts bets that it's all about to collapse. A righteous, angry call to arms dolled up with satirical absurdity, irony, montage, knowing cinematic and pop culture references, snappy dialogue and smoking hot performances from an…

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Free / 01943 467466

Courthouse Quiz

The New Year Quiz returns to test your general knowledge. Have fun pitting your wits against Bob and Gill, our regular quiz inquisitors, and enjoy a fish n chip supper in the interval. You might even win a prize! To avoid disappointment book your table early. Max of 6 people per table. The bar will be open from 7pm.

Fri 6 Jan 2017

£6–£8 / 01943 467466


  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • France
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Vincent Rottiers

Dheepan (Jesuthasan) is a former Tamil Tiger who starts a new life in a Parisian housing project with two strangers posing as his wife (Srinivasan) and daughter (Vinasithamby). Then his past starts to catch up. Touching, intense, beautifully crafted drama which loses some focus and conviction as it becomes more violent.

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Free / 01943 467466

Eddie the Eagle

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/US/Germany
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken
  • UK release: 1 April 2016

Eddie Edwards (Egerton) is determined to be a ski jumper, but his only hope lies through boozy, washed-up former star Bronson (Jackman). Feelgood dramedy more 'inspired by' than 'based on' the real-life story of a plucky loser, with Egerton delightfully innocent as the hapless Eddie, and some thrilling ski jumping scenes.

Thu 15 Dec

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Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

  • 2015
  • Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
  • UK release: 10 June 2016

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Graffiti Classics

16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old. Graffiti Classics bursts the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It's a classical…

Fri 24 Feb 2017

Joe Stilgoe

Singer/songwriter/pianist and BBC regular entertains with his unique blend of songwriting, comedy and jazz.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£18.50 / 01943 467466

John Burland:yorkshire Dales, 6 Dales, 30 Walks

John has lived in Otley for more than 30 years but has been treading the broad acres of the Yorkshire Dales for more than 50 years, and has accumulated a great knowledge of the areas. His book Yorkshire Dales – 6 Dales, 30 Walks, features five walks from each of the six North Yorkshire Dales – Ribblesdale, Airedale…

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Making a joyful noise’ The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! “ They explode out of the…

Sat 22 Apr 2017

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Upbeat comedy from the former Phoenix Nights actor.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Keith James In Concert: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016

This wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back and desolate. Enigmatic and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His music befriended an entire…

Keith James: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen is an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, and a wry humour. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing these songs, stripped back and as they were meant to be heard, gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Komedia Theatre Presents Pitschi, The Kitten With Dreams

Pitschi doesn’t care for the rough and tumble and mischievous fun of kitten play, but instead dreams of being something else – a chicken, perhaps, or a goat, or a rabbit…for after all, anything is better than being a cat! This original production uses a rich mix of story-telling, physical theatre, music and song to tell…


Russian gypsy music trio Koshka return to the Courthouse, once again combining the skill & mastery of their classical conservatoire training with sheer, wild gypsy flair. The result is simply dazzling,leaving audiences stunned as they bring their abundant ability & passionate performance to a bewildering range of…

Sat 17 Dec

£12–£14.50 / 01943 467466

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

In 2009 The Flatbellys recorded Get‘Round in a house on Foster Ave in Lansing, MI. Flatbelly mandolinist, Josh Rilko, calls it an unofficial Bluegrass thesis for college years spent studying the topic.“Night classes”involved all sorts of unorthodox study methods. I was a groupie. I remember having BB gun target practice…

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Movie Matinee - A Walk In The Woods (2015) 15 104 Mins

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. *Stars: * Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson Adventure biography comedy There are now TWO Move Matinees each…

Movie Matinee - Brooklyn (2015) 12A 111 Mins

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. *Stars: * Saoirse Ronan Drama romance There are now TWO Move Matinees each month (see below…

Movie Matinee - Carol (2015) 15 118 Mins

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman. Set in 1950s. *Stars: * Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara Drama, romance There are now TWO Move Matinees each month. More films will follow when our March - August programme is finalised Cinema@ the Courthouse: Movie Matinee Start…

Movie Matinee - The Danish Girl (2015) 15 119 Mins

Set in the 1920s, a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. *Stars: * Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander Biography drama romance There are now…

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  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar
  • 15
  • Directed by: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Cast: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
  • UK release: 13 May 2016

Orphaned sisters Lale, Nur, Ece, Selma and Sonay live with their grandmother and uncle in a small Turkish village, when a harmless game with some local boys scandalises a neighbour. Funny, distressing and redemptive debut feature by Ergüven, in which even the conservative relatives are depicted with sensitivity; its Oscar…

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Free / 01943 467466

Mystery Film

Mystery film. 'Nuff said.

Thu 18 May 2017

Free / 01943 467466

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

  • 2017

A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.

Thu 9 Mar 2017

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

  • 2016

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

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National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

  • 2017

Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Our Little Sister

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 128 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose
  • UK release: 15 April 2016

Three sisters in their 20s live together by the sea in the house they grew up in, but at their estranged father's funeral they take in their 13 year old half-sister Suzu (Hirose). Understated, quietly powerful and charming drama about sisterhood, adapted from Akimi Yoshida's manga Umimachi Diary.

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Oysters 3

The three founder members of Oysterband, John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer plays a relaxed acoustic set.

Sun 19 Mar 2017

£15 / 01943 467466

Paul Lamb And The King Snakes

Paul Lamb is a British blues harmonica player and bandleader. With a four-decade long career he has fans around the world. He was awarded the British Blues Connection's annual award for the best local harmonica player several years in a row whilst the King Snakes frequently took the title as best band. Lamb has also…

Sat 14 Jan 2017

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Paul Lamb & the Kingsnakes

One of the UK's premier blues bands takes to the stage with a fusion of west coast swing and Chicago south side blues.

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£12 / 01943 467466


  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Iceland
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Grímur Hákonarson
  • Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson
  • UK release: 2 February 2016

Feuding brothers Gummi (Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Júlíusson) live on adjoining patches of land and must co-operate (a bit) when Kiddi's prize ram is diagnosed with the dreaded scrapie. Darkly humorous, affectionate and compassionate dramedy with a winning performance from Sigurjónsson.

Thu 9 Feb 2017

Free / 01943 467466

Son of Saul

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • Hungary
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Written by: László Nemes, Clara Royer
  • Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn
  • UK release: 1 April 2015

Auschwitz, 1944: prisoner Saul (Röhrig) is a member of the Sonderkommando, tasked with disposing of corpses after mass executions, who becomes determined to give a proper burial to a body he believes to be that of his son. Sensitive and non-judgemental but also intense and challenging (it won the Grand Prix at Cannes.)

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Free / 01943 467466


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Naji Abu Nowar
  • Cast: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Jack Fox
  • UK release: 14 August 2015

The Ottoman Empire, WWI: Hussein, a young Bedouin sheikh, (Al-Sweilhiyeen) is tasked with guiding a British soldier (Fox) on a secret mission, but Hussein's young brother Theeb (Al-Hwietat) is determined to follow. Blisteringly tense coming-of-age story with superb cinematography and a perfect performance by Al-Hwietat.

Thu 4 May 2017

Free / 01943 467466

Topsy Turvy Theatre Presents The Lost Present……a Christmas Adventure

It’s Christmas Eve, and having tumbled to earth through the night sky, Elva sets out on a journey to find her best friend – a little girl she hasn’t even met yet. Has the lost present got what it takes to find her way through the cold winter night? Will she arrive in time for Christmas morning? Will Elva be everything the…

Vertigo 128 Mins (A)

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo has recently been voted into the top position of "the greatest film of all time" by the BFI's magazine Sight and Sound panel, which meets once a decade. This has replaced Orson Welles's Citizen Kane which held the spot for 50 years. It's the story of a retired cop (James Stewart) with a fear of…

Thu 5 Jan 2017


  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • Germany
  • 138 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sebastian Schipper
  • Cast: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski
  • UK release: 1 April 2016

Victoria (Costa), a Spanish girl holidaying in Berlin, is heading home after a night of clubbing when she falls in with Sonne (Lau) and becomes embroiled in his gang's criminal activities. Sensational, breathless thriller shot entirely in one take, with the technique perfectly in tune with the adrenalised story.

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Free / 01943 467466


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
  • UK release: 25 March 2016

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

Sat 17 Dec

£2–£4 / 01943 467466

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