There are many ways in which you can make an important contribution to Otley Courthouse’s work and its future. The most immediate is to come along and enjoy Otley Courthouse events and to tell friends about our fantastic art, music, theatre, dance, film and activities programme – not to mention the scrumptious food served in our cafe. Another way of helping is to become an Otley Courthouse Volunteer.

Become a Courthouse Volunteer


Volunteers are the lifeblood of Otley Courthouse. There are many opportunities in which you can become involved with the work of the Courthouse and its future and volunteers play a crucial role in a variety of ways – fundraising, covering reception during the day or serving in the Courthouse Café: you could steward at evening events, help provide technical support or you could even join the Heritage Group and assist with guided tours.  There’s bound to be something to suit your skills and interests.

Otley Courthouse has a team of over 120 volunteers. As well as making a vital contribution to the local community, volunteering is an excellent way to socialise, have fun and meet new people.  We issue a quarterly Volunteers’ Newsletter so that you can keep up with what’s going on and arrange social events for volunteers, their friends and family members throughout the year.

We also offer work experience placements to students and young people who are completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

If you have a couple of hours a week to spare, would like to make new friends and use your skills, then why not pop in for a chat.  Call our Volunteer Coordinator on 01943 467216 or email at volunteer@otleycourthouse.org.uk



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

Telephone: 01943 467466 email: admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk

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