Become a Friend of the Courthouse

New for 2018

The New Friends Scheme continues to be our way to say thank you for being a loyal supporter and champion of the Courthouse, but with an increased emphasis on benefits for Friends.

Download an application form here.

As a Friend you will receive:

  • A reduction of £1 at the Box Office on Friends’ tickets for selected events;
  • A priority copy of the programme allowing you to book early;
  • Monthly emails to give you prior warning of any ‘out of programme’ events (eg National Theatre Live screenings; advanced bookings from future programmes);
  • 10% reduction at the Courthouse Cafe.

Becoming a Friend costs £20 per year and is payable in cash, by card, cheque or standing order.

Donations above £20 will enable us to claim Gift Aid on the additional amount.

Thank you for your continued support to the Courthouse. Your generous support and donations enable us to continue to offer an eclectic and interesting programme of events and activities.

Our funding comes from a range of sources, but in order to survive and to continue providing its current wide range of activities, the Courthouse needs to generate at least 90% of its own finances. We rely on fundraising and donations for additional revenue, and upon the hard work of our team of dedicated volunteers. By becoming a Friend you are playing a big part in helping to keep the Courthouse thriving.


To join the Friends of Otley Courthouse pick up a leaflet at the Courthouse, and return it to us with your donation.

Some comments from our Friends:

“We like to see plays, concerts and films, and to have all these available on our doorstep is a real bonus.”

“Thank you for all the great work”

Thank you to our Friends


Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.


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

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