CREATIVE workshops and a magical piece of family theatre have been lined up at Otley for the half-term holidays.

Otley Courthouse is hosting a variety of imaginative activities and attractions between Sunday, February 17 and Thursday, February 21.

First up, at 3pm on February 17, is a screening of Cirque du Soleil’s Worlds Away from a performance recorded in 2012.

The story follows a young woman in a small mid-western town who goes to a travelling carnival one evening where she is urged, by a silent clown, to visit its circus and see the star performer, The Aerialist.

She is entranced by The Aerialist but during his act he misses a catch and falls to the ground. The heroine rushes to help him but then the ground beneath them gives way and they fall through into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil.

The film is rated PG and children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for children.

Lego Robotics and the basics of sound engineering will be the focus of workshops at the Courthouse on Tuesday, February 19.

There will be two Lego sessions, from 10am to 12.30pm and then from 1pm to 3.30pm, designed to give children aged seven and over a chance to use technology to bring their creations to life. Tickets cost £5 per session and those staying for both should bring a packed lunch.

Gig Skillz on the same day, meanwhile, will give anyone aged 14 and over an introduction to sound, amplification and mixing - with a look at a basic band set up and at both an analogue and a digital sound desk. The session runs from 5pm to 7pm and tickets cost £5 per person, with places limited.

A second Gig Skillz session will be held on Thursday, February 21, from 4pm to 6pm.

A radio and podcast workshop will take place from 10am to 2.30pm on Wednesday, February 20. The event will see the Courthouse teaming up with Chapel FM Arts Centre to produce some radio broadcasts and will give participants a chance to produce and present their own programmes and a downloadable podcast.

The session (places are limited) costs £5 per child, which includes drinks, and is suitable for eight to 14 year olds.

Then on Thursday, February 21 classical music will take centre stage with a 1.05pm to 2pm Lunchtime Classical Recital.

Suitable for anyone aged eight and over, the performance will feature Leeds College of Music students Charlotte Wright (voice) and Jacqueline Ward (oboe). Tickets cost £5 which includes a free tea or coffee and biscuit. Children under 14 should be accompanied.

To round off the holiday week the Courthouse will welcome Fidget Theatre on Saturday, February 23 for their production of Birds Nest Billy.

Suitable for three to seven year olds, the show tells the story of a little boy who is granted three magical wishes by a bird that pops out of his hair.

The show starts at 2.30pm and tickets cost £9 for adults and £7 for children (those aged 14 and under must be accompanied).

For tickets for any of the events visit, call (01943) 467466 or pop into the Courthouse, on Courthouse Street.