The Courthouse offers a very different setting for all birthday parties, or celebrations of any kind. Converted from a nineteenth century magistrates’ court the building still has many of its original features and you can even have your photos taken in the old original heritage cell!


The main courtroom is a blank canvas just waiting to be transformed for your special occasion. It has a sprung dance floor, full lighting, PA system and sound equipment.

We provide a fully stocked bar and, with consultation, can order in specific drinks if requested.

We offer a bespoke service, tailor made to your requirements and budgets.


Children’s Parties

We often host children’s parties and can accommodate bouncy castles or how about a pajama film evening?


Please see below testimonials from some of our satisfied customers:

“I couldn’t have hoped for a better evening. The Courthouse is a wonderful well organised venue with exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic staff and helpers, which all made for a very special 50th birthday.”








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:

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