Latest Events


 Giving Tuesday

This Tuesday 27th November, as part of Giving Tuesday, Outside the Box are looking to get new volunteers signed up to support the charity. If you would be interested in volunteering at Outside the Box, either in their cafe, their choices programme or Employment Initiative then pop into the cafe tomorrow afternoon to meet with Jenna, the manager between 2-4pm for a chance to have a chat about what opportunities are available, and sign up to be an OTB volunteer! #GivingTuesday


Places available on a number of sessions!

 OTB Choices (Arthouse) has a some spaces still available on our dance session taking place every Tuesday 4.30-6.30, OTB Active (Sports and fitness) weekly on a Thursday 9.30-12.30 and on our Drama session weekly on a Thursday 4.30-6.30pm. Get in touch with Emma on



 We are holding two fantastic FREE taster sessions at Outside the Box Arthouse. 
A Dance session taking place on Tuesday 20th February (Next week) 1.30-3.30 and
A Mobile making workshop on Tuesday 27th February 9.30-12.30.
It is open to any adult aged 17 and above with a learning disability.
If you would like to attend please can you get in touch to let us know on 01943 431173 and ask for Jenna or alternatively you can email


OTB Artshop


Reopens this Saturday 13th January 11-4pm. 

Pop in and have a look at our winter sale, where you can get xmas cards and decorations at a discounted price. There will also be the opportunity to try out some of our Greenhut Jam and Chutney's and with any purchase made in the shop you will receive a voucher to spend in the cafe the following week and receive 50p off. 


Commmunity Events

Japenese Culture and Caligraphy sessions- being held at Outside the Box

 Starts Wednesday 17 January ( the first session is a FUNDRAISER FOR OTB), 

then every Wednesday until March 28 (Except Jan 31)
Time: 7 – 8PM



Outside the Box Arthouse Exhibition, Ilkley Playhouse

Monday 11th September 7-9pm- Preview Evening


Come and see some of the fabulous work designed and made by our members at the Arthouse in a fantastic exhibition taking place at The Playhouse, Ilkley.  There will be a preview evening taking place, free entry and light refreshments will be served. 


Public access to the exhibition will ten be available daily 6.45-7.30pm between the 13th-23rd September.  



OTB Arthouse Music Group  Performance- Wednesday 14th June 11.30am. 

 Come see the OTB Music group perform some of their favourite songs on Ilkley Bandstand.  


Outside the Box Christmas Fair – Thursday 8th December, 5pm -7pm at OTB Cafe, 2 Bridge Lane......mince pies, carols, refreshments and Christmas gifts and crafts from our members...all welcome, join us for some festive mingling and jingling!


Regular groups and events at Outside the Box:


For more information please have a look on the community noticeboard in the Café.