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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Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Oct 2020</span>Harvey Greenfield Is Running Late / Fri 30 Oct 2020

A ground-breaking one-man piece of comedic theatre that asks a simple question: Is it possible to please everyone, all of the time? And at what cost to your family and health? In this fast and frenetic comedy, award-winn...

Drowning / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-29T00:00:00Z">Thu 29 Oct 2020</span>Drowning / Thu 29 Oct 2020

Dare To Know Theatre present their debut play, Drowning. An intelligent but naïve sixteen-year-old, Josh, with extreme views on mental health, claims that suicide is selfish. However, as his world crumbles around him,...

My Father the Tantric Masseur / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-24T00:00:00Z">Sat 24 Oct 2020</span>My Father the Tantric Masseur / Sat 24 Oct 2020

Fresh from award winning, sellout runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Roann McCloskey navigates life as a post #MeToo Queer, British-Algerian woman in a production that will have you laughing, crying and pondering the nam...

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LBTV - Live Q&amp;A: Technical Theatre with James Clare / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-08T00:00:00Z">Mon 08 Jun 2020</span>LBTV - Live Q&A: Technical Theatre with James Clare / Mon 08 Jun 2020

Join the LBT’s very own Technical and Premises Manager James Clare on Zoom at 7pm on Mon 8 June for a live Q&A. James will discuss his route into theatre, shares the skills you need to become a member of a Technical t...

Nigel Slater&apos;s Toast / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-07-31T00:00:00Z">Fri 31 Jul 2020</span>Nigel Slater's Toast / Fri 31 Jul 2020

Following its hugely successful 2019 West End run and national tour, Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’ returns to the Lawrence Batley Theatre as an online play for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home from Wed 1 - Fri 31 ...

Harmonious Happenings: Singing Sessions with Jenny Goodman 4 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-24T00:00:00Z">Wed 24 Jun 2020</span>Harmonious Happenings: Singing Sessions with Jenny Goodman 4 / Wed 24 Jun 2020

Though technology can’t duplicate the feeling of being in a group and creating that amazing wash of harmonies together with just your voices, you can still sing together and connect in a different way. Jenny Goodman has...

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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...