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...

My Events

Boeing-Boeing / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-27T00:00:00Z">Mon 27 Jan</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-02-01T00:00:00Z">Sat 01 Feb 2020</span> <span>(6 days)</span>Boeing-Boeing / Mon 27 Jan to Sat 01 Feb 2020 (6 days)

DLAP Entertainment Director: Guy Unsworth Sit back, relax and … start laughing! Bernard has managed to keep his three fiancés blissfully unaware of each other – until now. Three Flight Attendants, three differe...

Absurd Person Singular / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-01-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 Jan 2020</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Absurd Person Singular / Fri 24 to Sat 25 Jan 2020 (2 days)

Direct from a New York run, Dick & Lottie present Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy. Follow The Hopcrofts, The Jacksons and the Brewster-Wrights as they manoeuvre disastrous drinks, social scheming and Christmas catastr...

Sleeping Beauty / <span >Fri 06 Dec 2019</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2020-01-05T00:00:00Z">Sun 05 Jan 2020</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Sleeping Beauty / Fri 06 Dec 2019 to Sun 05 Jan 2020 (1 month)

Andrew Pollard Director: Joyce Branagh Book before 31 January and get 10% off full price tickets! Go on a magical adventure with our new pantomime Sleeping Beauty! From the team who brought you Aladdin and Jack...

My Opportunities

LBTV - Storytime with Strong Lady / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-28T00:00:00Z">Thu 28 May 2020</span>LBTV - Storytime with Strong Lady / Thu 28 May 2020

Gather round (the laptop) for Storytime. Connecting our homes and our little ones with children’s stories to make us laugh, gasp and sing. On Thu 28 May we have a special story from Charmaine Childs, otherwise known a...

Stand-Up, Stand-Out: 3-week Online Stand Up Comedy Course / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-05-26T00:00:00Z">Tue 26 May 2020</span>Stand-Up, Stand-Out: 3-week Online Stand Up Comedy Course / Tue 26 May 2020

Join comedian Paul ‘Silky’ White on Zoom, every Tuesday from 26 May, 6pm – 7.30pm, as he takes you through the basics of stand-up comedy, helps you develop your material, and gets you ready to take the stage. Working ...

LBTV - Know Business Like Show Business / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-06-01T00:00:00Z">Mon 01 Jun 2020</span>LBTV - Know Business Like Show Business / Mon 01 Jun 2020

After training for years in a creative profession, it can be tough to know if you’re doing the right things on the business side. This live Zoom session at 7pm on Mon 1 June is designed to challenge what you think yo...

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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...