Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre Inspiring Performance

The Lawrence Batley Theatre is about exciting and awe-inspiring theatre. When you visit us you’ll feel alive with excitement and anticipation, you’ll be absorbed in awe and amazement. We entertain, challenge, ask questions and inspire... and you’ll get that feeling of goosebumps that comes from the anticipation and connection of seeing something live.

Whether you‘re captivated by a family Opera or a beautifully written theatrical classic, engrossed in a night of laughs with top comedians or in seeing incredible contemporary dance, if you’re fascinated by a good story well told and unfolding in front of your eyes or thrilled by live music performance... the LBT is a place of adventure and discovery.

The LBT is cutting-edge. We stand out from the crowd, we are bold and we offer something different because we are inquisitive and do not conform. We share unforgettable experiences, including work that cannot be seen anywhere else in the region and world premieres from fantastic companies.

The LBT is a magnet for pioneering and creative companies, Dark Horse and Tell Tale Hearts are resident here. We work closely with the international and unique Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. We are a melting pot of creativity and a vital cultural partner within Kirklees. We attract local artists, groups and organisations that all want to share with us and be a part of what we do.

The LBT likes to travel. We pop up in community centres and schools, carnivals and fetes, to all corners of our Kirklees home. What we do happens everywhere and everyone can be involved. We run youth theatre classes, adult classes, creative sessions, half-term projects, workshops and more.

A lot of people enjoy having their moment in the spotlight... they enjoy it even more when it’s on our stage. At the LBT, amateur societies and local companies have been with us every step of the way and we will always show off what they can do.

Some people believe that theatre belongs to the 'others', we believe it belongs to you. Artists create for everyone and whatever path you follow - you'll still experience those goosebumps! We are serious about getting people through our doors and we know you'll want to come back again and again and again...

Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield.
Inspiring Performance.

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Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen's Square,
Queen Street,

Telephone: 01484 430 528

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LBT announces Hallowe&apos;en Happening line up / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-10-04T00:00:00Z">Wed 04 Oct 2017</span>LBT announces Hallowe'en Happening line up / Wed 04 Oct 2017

HALLOWE’EN HAPPENING is back with another spine-tingling line up of creepy, curious and raucous entertainment, utilising the entire LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE HUDDERSFIELD (the LBT) building on SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER. Now i...

The Directory helping artists in Kirklees / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-05T00:00:00Z">Wed 05 Jul 2017</span>The Directory helping artists in Kirklees / Wed 05 Jul 2017

The Directory provides information for artists looking for volunteering or work experiences or training opportunities with arts organisations in Kirklees. The Directory can be downloaded from The LBT's website or any ...

Kirklees Arts Portfolio launched / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-21T00:00:00Z">Wed 21 Jun 2017</span>Kirklees Arts Portfolio launched / Wed 21 Jun 2017

We are really proud to be part of such a culturally rich area. To showcase the wealth of creativity in Kirklees a new presentation has been created entitled Kirklees Arts Portfolio. Please enjoy and share with your conta...

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Small Worlds / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Jan 2019</span>Small Worlds / Sat 26 Jan 2019

Five interweaving stories, five small worlds, five very different journeys. Step inside the small world of Mimika Theatre’s white tent and into an exquisite intimate environment. Meet five characters – a bug, a goose,...

GamePlan / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-22T00:00:00Z">Tue 22</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-01-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Jan 2019</span> <span>(5 days)</span>GamePlan / Tue 22 to Sat 26 Jan 2019 (5 days)

To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Dick & Lottie present Ayckbourn’s classic ‘Damsels in Distress’ trilogy, beginning with GamePlan. Teenage Sorrel fights to keep herself and her abandoned mother, once a bu...

Cinderella / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-12T00:00:00Z">Sat 12</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-01-19T00:00:00Z">Sat 19 Jan 2019</span> <span>(1 week)</span>Cinderella / Sat 12 to Sat 19 Jan 2019 (1 week)

Huddersfield Light Opera Company are back to put an end to the post-Christmas blues with their usual fun-packed traditional family pantomime. Bursting with comedy, audience participation, spectacular scenery, a breath...

My Opportunities

In The Family Way: Creative Opportunity for 16-25 year olds / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-08-10T00:00:00Z">Fri 10 Aug 2018</span>In The Family Way: Creative Opportunity for 16-25 year olds / Fri 10 Aug 2018

Fallen women, wayward girls, and ner’ do wells. These are just a few of the names given to describe young women who would find themselves needing the help of women’s homes across the UK. You may not know that one of ...

Volunteer steward open afternoon / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-06-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 Jun 2018</span>Volunteer steward open afternoon / Wed 13 Jun 2018

We're looking for some new volunteer stewards to join our team. As well as assisting our Front of House team with performances, you will get the opportunity to see some of the fantastic shows we have on throughout the...

House and Hospitality Manager (Maternity Cover) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-29T00:00:00Z">Tue 29 May 2018</span>House and Hospitality Manager (Maternity Cover) / Tue 29 May 2018

The role: House and Hospitality Manager (Maternity Cover) We are looking for a House and Hospitality Manager to coordinate and deliver the effective management of the Front of House operations ensuring a high sta...

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We are a multi-art form venue with a broad programme, ranging from text-based theatre to devised performance, which is presented in our middle scale Main Stage and small scale Syngenta Cellar. Our grade II* listed build...