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Otley Courthouse

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

Andrew Maxwell: Banana Kingdom

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Fri 10 May


A Band Called Malice

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam. The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to When Youre Young, with an evening of single releases album tracks from The Jams early Fire Skill years, through to their very last release. As Jam fans themselves, A Band Called Malice will not disappoint and guarantee a show full of high-octane energy, angst, aggression, passion and soul of their idols.This is a standing only gig.

Fri 7 Jun


A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute To The Jam

A Band Called Malice has quickly taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam. The talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to When Youre Young, with an evening of single releases album tracks from The Jams early Fire Skill years, through to their very last release. As Jam fans themselves, A Band Called Malice will not disappoint and guarantee a show full of high-octane energy, angst, aggression, passion and soul of their idols.This is a standing only gig.

Fri 7 Jun


The Chef Show

By Nick Ahad from an original idea by Stefan EscreetBackstage tales of what its like to work on a busy Saturday night in the local curry house.Two actors play a cast of thousands in a series of heroic and comic tales inspired by interviews with real people in the trade. They are also joined by a chef from a local Indian restaurant, who will be offering a cookery demonstration. All to be followed by a chance to taste the food and share conversation with your local chef and the cast. A deliciously entertaining night out for all the family!

Sat 22 Jun


Dean Friedman

Dean Friedman

The pop troubadour who thanked his lucky stars in the 70s is experiencing a revival.

Wed 31 Jul




Melodious folk and roots duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin perform their original material with beatbox harmonica and haunting vocals.

Wed 22 May


Fire & Rain - Performing The Music Of James Taylor & Carole King

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act. Its simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love. Expect the classic James Taylor Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility. Incredibly in-demand musicians in their own right, Tom Townsend (The Tom Townsend Blues Band) Rich Adams Mark Gordon (Stony), Paul Tilley and Bob Walker abandon their usual bands and projects for this one-off tour to bring the joy of Taylor Kings music to you in what they call a magical musical holiday.Fire and Rain hope that you will join them to celebrate the music of two timeless singer songwriters and performers in what will be a memorable evening of first class entertainment.

Sat 28 Sep


Gilmore And Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore Roberts combine award-winning song writing with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo has toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UKs biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Back by popular demand, the duo will perform tracks from their new album A Problem of Our Kind, which contains some of the most stripped-back arrangements of Gilmore Roberts career so far.

Sat 27 Apr


Gordon Haskell

Gordon Haskell has often been described as a brilliant mix of Bill Withers and James Taylor with the feel of J.J Cale; but ultimately Haskell is a craftsman with his own unique style and presence, who has been consistently winning audiences with his warmth and golden voice for decades. After 35 years of dedication to developing his craft of the singer-songwriter, Gordon Haskell finally broke through in 2001 with his hugely popular song How Wonderful You Are reaching No. 2 in the UK chart and top chart positions right across Europe.In 2002 his albums Harrys Bar and Shadows on the Wall reached No. 2 and No 44 in the UK chart, and in the top 20 in Germany, France, Poland, Finland and the Netherlands. Both albums reached Gold status with the single selling 400,000+.Since then he has continued to perform and record mostly in Europe, travelling from his home in Greece, and released book The Road to Harrys Bar. Having had a handful of sporadic concerts ( hugely successful) live appearances since, Gordon returns to the road in 2019 to bring his jazz/blues-influenced songbook and golden voice back to theatre audiences nationwide; up-close, intimate evenings with Gordon Haskell - the master singer-songwriter.

Sat 26 Oct


Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Sun 2 Jun

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Hazel O'Connor - Hallelujah Moments

OConnor rose to fame in 1980 starring in the iconic film Breaking Glass . There were hits and eye-catching Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way. Hazels ageless songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Monsters in Disguise, Calls The Tune, If Only, Give Me An Inch, Blackman and Hanging Around - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and vocals and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards and vocals, this powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of energy to Hazels vibrant performance.With a new album celebrating and reflecting Hazels very own Hallelujah Moments, expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazels stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet Greet immediately after the show youre in for a treat. Unmissable, book early!

Sun 31 Mar

Sold out

John Peel's Shed/circled In The Radio Times

Writer and theatre maker John Osborne returns to the stage with a double bill of two evocative, funny and heart-warming storytelling shows. Cult Edinburgh sell out show John Peels Shed is about a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel. This is the story of what John did next with those records. The show was a complete sell out at the 2011 Edinburgh fringe, receiving five-star reviews and was adapted for BBC Radio 4. After touring the country its back for a few shows, performed alongside Johns new show Circled in the Radio Times, about his grandfathers collection of old magazines and the changing ways all of us watch television.

Sat 20 Apr


The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

Back again after two sell out performance in 2016, The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed six piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around Otley. The line up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin and drums. Jon is a former Grolsch UK songwriter of the year and a published songwriter with Sony.

Sat 13 Apr


The Lindisfarne Story: "a Twist In The Tale"

The Lindisfarne Story, celebrates one of the UK's most original and successful groups. Front-man Billy Mitchell and founder member Ray Laidlaw travel through the Geordie group's history from the1960's to the present day via their classic songs, rare video, audioand photographs - tall tales and scurrilous gossip.From WhitleyBay to 'Frisco Bay: The Lindisfarne Story.Don't miss it.

Sat 30 Mar

Sold out

Lunchtime Recital With Leeds College Of Music Students

Molly Darley (saxophone)Archie Batty (trumpet)

Thu 18 Apr


Mari Wilson

Pop, soul and jazz vocalist Mari Wilson in her live stage show.

Sat 8 Jun


National Theatre Live: All My Sons

The National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's great play, starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman and Jenna Coleman.

Sun 9 Jun


National Theatre Live: The Tragedy Of King Richard II - Recorded Screening

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeares Richard II, recorded from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the kings divine right to rule.This is a recorded screening

Thu 28 Mar


National Theatre Live: All About Eve

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Thu 20 Jun


National Theatre Live: Small Island

National Theatre Live: Small Island
  • 2019

Live screening of the National Theatre's adaption of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel.

Thu 11 Jul


Norwich Puppet Theatre: Hansel And Gretel

Deep in an enchanted forest, everybodys looking for something to eat. A tasty treat, a sticky sweet - some childrens feet? Hansel and Gretel are lost, searching for a way home, only to find themselves on the menu of a sweet-toothed witch. Goody and Storey and Norwich Puppet Theatre present a colourful retelling of the classic Grimms fairy tale, serving up a feast of delicious music, dynamic scenery and knock-your-socks-off puppetry. A show to tickle your eyes, your ears, and your taste buds.

Sat 20 Apr


Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist


Debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.

Fri 26 Apr


Robin Nolan Trio

Simply put, The Robin Nolan Trio are one the worlds best known and most admired Gypsy Jazz acts of the last 20 years. Robin has been lauded for his musical genius and sensibilities by the late Beatle, George Harrison, Willie Nelson, and Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. Legendary in the Django Reinhardt world, Robin has played with every major Gypsy Jazz artist and headlined every major Gypsy Jazz festival across the globe. Recent highlights include a sell-out show for Jazz FM at Londons The Royal Albert Hall, a standing ovation from a packed-out Lincoln Centre audience in New York, and a current record deal with the George Harrison family label - HOT records. The trio features top Dutch double bassist Arnoud Van Den Berg and UK guitar virtuoso Chris Quinn on Rhythm, one of the tightest rhythm sections in the business. Expect some of the finest, hottest guitar playing youll ever hear.

Fri 17 May



RURA are a multi award-winning act and one of Scotlands most sought-after folk-based bands. With two heralded albums, a third released in June 2018, and extensive international touring, RURA affirm their position as one of Scotlands leading groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran and guitar has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike. Back by popular demand, this promises to be another sell out gig from this highly talented quartet.

Sun 5 May


Science Cafe

Speakers set out their key ideas in 10-15 minutes and 20 slides. Then it is over to you to ask the questions. Watch the website for new speakers. All welcome, whether you are a beginner, an expert or still at school.

Thu 13 Jun


Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita

Folk superstar Sharon Shannon is one of the biggest names in modern folk music. The button accordion player from County Clare has recorded and toured with Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead OConnor, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan to name but a few, achieved multi-platinum album sales and topped the charts numerous times her home country.Amongst Sharons biggest successes was the album Galway Girl which went four-times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor Award for most downloaded song two years running, followed in 2009 by a Lifetime Achievement AwardSharon will be joined by the supremely charismatic Senegalese kora master Seckou Keita, a key collaborator on her latest album.

Sat 15 Jun


Siobhan Miller

Siobhan Miller is recognised as one of the shining stars on the Scottish folk scene. She is the only three-time winner of the Best Singer at the Scots Trad Music Awards (2011, 2013 and 2017); a trio of successes that was topped off earlier last year with the accolade of Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. That track was Banks of Newfoundland, from Siobhans second solo album, Strata; a beautifully rich compendium of traditional and contemporary folk song. Mercury, Siobhans third solo album, was released on 2nd November, and this time shes presented us with a fine collection of self-written songs that skilfully merge the folk traditions that have inspired, and nourished, her work since an early age, with her own contemporary approach to music. Siobhan has recently been touring with Eddi Reader, so we are delighted that she has found time to come to Otley and play a gig as part of her latest UK tour.

Wed 15 May


Slim Chance

When Ronnie Lane embarked on the last stage of his career - which had already included the Small Faces and The Faces - he wrote some of his strongest songs and recorded several remarkable albums with his own band, Slim Chance.Slim Chance is still very much in action, and boasts a great line-up consisting of three original members, Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, joined by three top class musicians: Brendan ONeill on drums, Billy Nicholls (ex Who) acoustic guitar and vocals, and Bob Dylans favourite, the renowned Geraint Watkins on keys and vocals.40 years on from when Ronnie was at the height of his creative powers, the band is enjoying playing together in the spirit that Ronnie championed so magnificently. As well as fine versions of songs such as How Come, The Poacher, Ooh la la and Debris, the band is now performing songs from its latest album, New Cross Road, which is now available on the bands own label, Fishpool Records.All in all the band delivers a barnstorming show that digs deep into the roots of rock n roll, appeals to all ages, and has aptly been described as balm for the soul and music from the heart! Catch it while you can!

Sat 7 Sep


Society Quiz

Book your table for this popular annual quiz - the questions are not just about films! Ticket price not only includes an evening of fun but also a ploughmans buffet and prizes! Teams of not more than six please. The bar will be open from 7pm.We have put 12 table tickets (each for 6 people),on sale.

Fri 31 May


Voices Together

Raising funds for Singing for the Brain, Otley Courthouse Choir and Otley Singers are joining forces for an evening of song. Singing is such a joyful experience which lifts the spirits and all in a great cause. Otley Courthouse Choir is a community choir group singing songs from folk traditions from across the world. Otley Singers is also a community choir singing for pleasure and occasional performance with a wide repertoire of tunes, including pop! They will be joined by the Sheeptown Songsters from Skipton. There might even be some mystery guests joining us (though they dont know it yet)! Come along and be entertained.

Fri 3 May


Where Is Mrs Christie?

Agatha Christie was one of the greatest and most prolific thriller writers of all time. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction; a series of events that sparked one of the biggest and most extensive manhunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many for eleven days. When she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate, the author claimed that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her Did she lie or was it really amnesia? As in all good thrillers, all will be revealed. Actor Liz Grand (The Second-Best Bed), presents her stunning one woman show.

Sat 6 Apr


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