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Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre Keep up to date with everything that's happening on the stage and behind the scenes... be a fan of the LBT on Facebook The Lawrence Batley Theatre is a performance venue located in the centre of Huddersfield.

Throughout the year it runs a professional programme of drama, family shows, dance, opera, music, comedy, musicals and much more. Online: www.thelbt.org
Box Office: 01484 430528

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🎷 Classic swing, evocative ballads, exciting latin and original funk all from the renowned University of Huddersfield Bi...
01/04/2022

🎷 Classic swing, evocative ballads, exciting latin and original funk all from the renowned University of Huddersfield Big Band, coming Fri 8 April!

🎟️ Book tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/3qPjiLE

31/03/2022

There’s only one week to go until the incredible Phoenix Dance Theatre joins us with their exciting birthday programme, 40 Years of Phoenix!

The night will feature five breath-taking pieces from the iconic dance company including Jane Dudley’s masterpiece, Harmonica Breakdown. See the trailer 👇

40 Years of Phoenix coming Thu 7 April. Visit our website to find out more and book! 🎟️ https://bit.ly/3iijcYy

30/03/2022

🦈 Looking for some family fun this Easter? We’ve got you covered with the fin-tastic, family musical Shark in the Park!

Coming Mon 11 and Tue 12 April, Shark in the Park brings to life all three of Nick Sharratt’s books live on stage. Book tickets: https://bit.ly/3tl6miA

"Another foot tapping musical delight of a show" - EdinburghFestivalForKids

29/03/2022

😍 Can you feel the love tonight?

Join the brilliant Sam Freeman for his brand-new show, Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed! A warm, funny show all about love. Tickets available for tonight & tomorrow 👉 https://bit.ly/3HDEfih

🎭 Our Young Company summer term 2022 classes are now on sale! This term all classes will work towards an exciting, outdo...
28/03/2022

🎭 Our Young Company summer term 2022 classes are now on sale!

This term all classes will work towards an exciting, outdoor performance in our Courtyard for parents, carers, family and friends to watch and enjoy!

You can find out more about Young Company as well as book a place in the summer term classes on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/3dejblJ

Catch Steve Harley on our main stage this May! 🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3Dfg5dz
28/03/2022

Catch Steve Harley on our main stage this May! 🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3Dfg5dz

#Huddersfield Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Lawrence Batley Theatre Fri 20 May. 'Still one of the most charismatic Live performers at work today, the original Cockney Rebel' Unmissable upclose and intimate acoustic band show

27/03/2022

✨ Phoenix Dance Theatre are back!

On Thu 7 April, join Phoenix for their exciting birthday programme of five incredible pieces that celebrate the company’s milestone 40th year!

Including Family, choreographed by Shapiro & Smith Dance. This satirical fly on the wall dance, elegantly captures the complexity of human interaction and ordinary passion that define family life. Check out the trailer below 👇

Head to our website to find out more about 40 Years of Phoenix 👉 https://bit.ly/3iijcYy

26/03/2022

There's only a week to go until Zog and his Flying Doctor crew land in Huddersfield with a crash-bang-thump!

Join the crew for this brand-new, roar-some adventure on Sat 2 and Sun 3 April, as they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel! 🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3gfyk7S

📢 NOW ON SALE! Tickets for our brand-new production commissioned and produced with ThickSkin are on sale now. The award-...
26/03/2022

📢 NOW ON SALE! Tickets for our brand-new production commissioned and produced with ThickSkin are on sale now.

The award-winning theatre company makes a thrilling return to our stage from Tue 28 June - Sat 2 July with this highly visual and musically charged production. Created by the team behind the five star show How Not To Drown, including co-director, Jonnie Riordan (who some of you may know as the director of Nigel Slater’s Toast!)

Soaring music by indie folk band The Staves, combines with dynamic movement and bold new writing in this compelling, intimate reflection on grief and the invisible bonds within families. Blood Harmony is a play with songs that’ll make you want to pull your family a little closer and hold them a little tighter.

Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/382uGgT to find out more and book.

📣 Pop-up vintage shop happening in our courtyard tomorrow!Visit us between 12 noon and 7.30pm to discover a range of vin...
25/03/2022

📣 Pop-up vintage shop happening in our courtyard tomorrow!

Visit us between 12 noon and 7.30pm to discover a range of vintage and retro clothing from Playing out? Vintage.

🕵️ Is catching a killer part of your weekend plans?Join us TOMORROW for The Death of The Great Detective, a whodunnit th...
25/03/2022

🕵️ Is catching a killer part of your weekend plans?

Join us TOMORROW for The Death of The Great Detective, a whodunnit that’s more than mere elementary. There’s a fiendish plot, evidence to examine, and cryptic clues to crack. But can you solve the seemingly impossible murder of world’s greatest detective; Sherlock Holmes?

🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3pwRWJN

🎺 Tickets for the return of the "outright king of live comedy" (The Times) to Huddersfield Jason Byrne are on sale now! ...
25/03/2022

🎺 Tickets for the return of the "outright king of live comedy" (The Times) to Huddersfield Jason Byrne are on sale now!

Join Jason live on stage on Sun 16 October as he unleashes what he does best. Guaranteed pure and utter UNBLOCKED joy and laughter.

Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/3JI1g5p to book.

We’re delighted to announce that we are once again working with the incredible theatre company ThickSkin on a brand-new ...
24/03/2022

We’re delighted to announce that we are once again working with the incredible theatre company ThickSkin on a brand-new production. Commissioned and produced by ThickSkin and ourselves, Blood Harmony is a highly visual and musically charged new play about love, loss and legacy.

Created by Matthew Bulgo, Jonnie Riordan, Jess Williams and featuring soaring music by Atlantic Records UK artists The Staves, Blood Harmony combines dynamic movement and bold new writing in this compelling, intimate reflection on grief and the invisible bonds within families.

Blood Harmony will tour to The Lowry and The Dukes, Lancaster this summer before arriving in Huddersfield for its homecoming performances from Tue 28 June - Sat 2 July. Priority booking for our Members is now open, tickets go on general sale from 10am, Sat 26 March. Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/37MMzA0 to book.

Commissioned and produced by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre, in co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre - Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru and supported by The Lowry.

23/03/2022

Award-winning, stand-up comedian and Radio 4 (Now Show, Dead Ringers) regular, Josh Berry Impressions is bringing his debut UK tour to Huddersfield in less than two weeks!

Also starring Rafe Hubris (BA, OXON) who is, by his own admission, ‘the most significant special advisor working for the conservative party’. Watch this supremely confident 24 year old Eton and Oxford alumnus, tell the story of the 2020 pandemic which he thinks he’s managed ‘vary wall’. Expect lots of audience interaction as Rafe riffs on some of the major points of the pandemic, from Johnson getting covid to the Cummings scandal.

Josh Berry & Rafe Hubris, coming Tue 5 April 👉 https://bit.ly/3CBib7h

Aged 16-25? Want to be involved in helping to develop a new piece of theatre?In a professional rehearsal room, you will ...
22/03/2022

Aged 16-25? Want to be involved in helping to develop a new piece of theatre?

In a professional rehearsal room, you will get the chance to explore Inferno Theatre’s current script, When the Masks Fall. You’ll have the chance to share your thoughts to help develop material that will form a new script. No prior performance experience is required, just an interest in being part of a brand new, exciting show!

This free, two-day workshop will be taking place on Sat 9 and Sun 10 April. Find out more about When the Masks Fall and how to get involved here 👉 https://bit.ly/3wwABVo

Deadline for participants is Tue 29 March at 12 noon.

There’s not long left until our friends at Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company kick off their incredible production of the...
21/03/2022

There’s not long left until our friends at Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company kick off their incredible production of the award-winning musical, Kinky Boots!

Expect fabulous sets, fantastic costumes and inspiring talent in this community production that runs Tue 22 - Sat 26 March. With Friday’s performance already sold out, don’t hang around! Visit our website to book 👉 https://bit.ly/3CJgyUT

WE'RE HIRING! We're looking for someone outstanding to join us as Senior Visitor Experience Manager. ✅ Love live theatre...
21/03/2022

WE'RE HIRING! We're looking for someone outstanding to join us as Senior Visitor Experience Manager.

✅ Love live theatre and events?
✅ A whizz at customer service?
✅ Have a passion for all things hospitality?

Then we want to hear from you! Deadline for applications is 12 noon, Tue 5 April.
Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/3N7CyxD to find out more and apply.

✍️ 🎤 Celebrate World Poetry Day by joining us for Huddersfield’s monthly night of spoken word, Attic Stories, tonight! F...
21/03/2022

✍️ 🎤 Celebrate World Poetry Day by joining us for Huddersfield’s monthly night of spoken word, Attic Stories, tonight!

Featuring special guest Haris Ahmed, a professional storyteller and skilled spoken word performer. Open mic spots are also available - simply sign up on the night! Find out more 👉 https://bit.ly/3sNIHXD

20/03/2022

🎹 The Dear Boys have made it their life’s work to bring to the masses their own brand of Noel Coward style entertainment!

Be prepared to be drawn into their eccentric world on Wed 23 March as they share songs, anecdotes and witty asides for all to enjoy.

An evening featuring many much loved songs including London Pride, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Mrs Worthington.

Book tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/3v7AEXj

Were you at the Chris Ramsey gig at the Kirklees Town Halls Huddersfield Town Hall last night? If you were you’ll have s...
19/03/2022

Were you at the Chris Ramsey gig at the Kirklees Town Halls Huddersfield Town Hall last night? If you were you’ll have seen the brilliant comedian Carl Hutchinson on warm up duties.

We’re so excited that the "joyously funny" (Theatre Bath) Carl will be joining us here at the Lawrence Batley Theatre for his own headline stand-up tour in May, and we’ve just announced an extra performance!

Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/3qfU6xL to find out more and book!

🦈 Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park?!  The fin-tastic, family music...
19/03/2022

🦈 Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park?!

The fin-tastic, family musical Shark in the Park is coming to our main stage on Mon 11 and Tue 12 April! Featuring the exciting adventures from all three of the Shark in the Park series by Nick Sharratt.

Visit our website to book 👉 https://bit.ly/3tl6miA

🎉 Join Phoenix Dance Theatre on Thu 7 April as part of their milestone 40th birthday celebrations! Featuring an eclectic...
18/03/2022

🎉 Join Phoenix Dance Theatre on Thu 7 April as part of their milestone 40th birthday celebrations! Featuring an eclectic selection of work by internationally acclaimed, award-winning choreographers.

🎟️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3iijcYy

Some time has passed and it’s given us the chance to reflect on the the year like no other that was 2021. We started the...
18/03/2022

Some time has passed and it’s given us the chance to reflect on the the year like no other that was 2021. We started the year in a challenging world, but we pulled together and created diverse ways of engaging with audiences, both loyal and new. It was a year where we learnt to adapt and flourish...

A huge thank you goes to our funders and to YOU our audiences who we couldn’t have done it without.

You can now visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/3Iok9sC to check out our 2021 Annual Review where you can read all about how the year went.

🎉 April's edition of Huddersfield's monthly comedy night the Comedy Cellar is now on sale! Join us on Thu 7 April for an...
18/03/2022

🎉 April's edition of Huddersfield's monthly comedy night the Comedy Cellar is now on sale! Join us on Thu 7 April for another cracking evening of stand-up.

The line-up this month features the cheeky Northern wit and subversive charm of Chris Washington - Comedian. and the whimsical hilarity of the brilliant Harriet Dyer.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit here 👉 https://bit.ly/3MZYCu2 to find out more.

Check out special guest blog from Sam Freeman, writer and performer of the brilliant brand-new show, Every Little Hope Y...
17/03/2022

Check out special guest blog from Sam Freeman, writer and performer of the brilliant brand-new show, Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention), where he chats all things theatre, comedy and romantic flops 🤦‍♂️ 👉 https://bit.ly/3JgUNOI

🤩 The incredible Black Is The Color Of My Voice wowed our SOLD OUT audience last night! Take a look at what some of the ...
17/03/2022

🤩 The incredible Black Is The Color Of My Voice wowed our SOLD OUT audience last night!

Take a look at what some of the audience members had to say about the brilliant performance 👇
🎉 “The best piece of theatre I've ever seen!”
🎉 “Incredible voice”
🎉 “So amazing. Wow”

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Queen St
Huddersfield
HD1 2SP

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

01484 430528

Website

www.thelbt.org

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Huddersfield, are you ready? #40YearsOfPhoenix is coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday 7 April. Book ➡️ https://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/whats_on/40-years-of-phoenix/
One week to go until we perform #40YearsOfPhoenix at Lawrence Batley Theatre 😍 🎫 Tickets ➡️ https://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/whats_on/40-years-of-phoenix/
At Hu-Bris Industries, we believe in looking to the future, not the past. Ignore the past. Stop looking at it. Join us as we launch our future-saving robot Eugene in a town near you. Book your tickets: https://www.hubris-industries.com/ BSL interpreted + captioned by Difference Engine Dates: 7th April – The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre 9th April – Lawrence Batley Theatre 14th April - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber 20th April – The Wardrobe Theatre 23rd April – The Old Town Hall 28th April – York Theatre Royal 12th May - New Continental, Lancashire Fringe 13th May – The Civic, Barnsley 21st May - Old Fire Station, Oxford
Today we are delighted to announce that Henry Filloux-Bennett will be joining the team as our new Executive Director & Deputy CEO this summer. Henry is currently Chief Exec & Artistic Director Lawrence Batley Theatre Read all about it here 👇👇👇 https://homemcr.org/article/henry-filloux-bennett-to-join-home-as-our-new-executive-director-and-deputy-ceo-in-summer-2022/ Image: Ant Robling
'Exhilarating... An absorbing, involving, thought-provoking evening' Another fantastic review of #40YearsOfPhoenix at Sadler's Wells, London by The Reviews Hub. After a brilliant few days, we're now heading back to Leeds for rehearsals rehearsals rehearsals, before we perform at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on Thursday 7 April for more 40th Birthday celebrations! Read the full review: https://www.thereviewshub.com/40-years-of-phoenix-peacock-theatre-london/ Book tickets for Lawrence Batley Theatre: https://www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk/whats_on/40-years-of-phoenix/
Did you miss out on GNUF tickets? The lovely people at the Lawrence Batley Theatre have a waiting list for any festival tickets returned. If you can't attend GNUF 2022 you can resell through the Theatre. We only accept resale of tickets through the Lawrence Batley Theatre. Contact the LBT to get on the waiting list! — FROM THE BOX OFFICE — Please contact the box office on 01484 430528 to be added to the waiting list. We're open in person or on phone Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am - 5pm. Phone lines are also open Monday, Tuesday. Thursday, Friday, 12pm - 2pm
📢 Noughts & Crosses is back on tour! From September this year, our award-winning production of Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel, adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, will be back on stages across the country. Noughts & Crosses will be touring to these great venues. Which one will you be experiencing it at? York Theatre Royal 16 - 24 Sept Richmond Theatre 27 Sept - 1 Oct Exeter Northcott 4 - 8th Oct The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 11- 15 Oct Northern Stage 18 - 22 Oct Lawrence Batley Theatre 1- 5 Nov New Wolsey Theatre 8 - 12 Nov Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres 22 - 26 Nov Venues and dates for 2023 to be announced soon. www.pilot-theatre.com/present-work/noughts-crosses
On the road again! Join me for a brand new tour across the UK starting next month. This time, everything will go perfectly... Every show is BSL interpreted & captioned via the Difference Engine. Tickets here: https://www.hubris-industries.com/ Dates: 7th April – The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre 9th April – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 14th April - The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber, Barton Upon Humber 20th April – The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol 23rd April – The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead 28th April – York Theatre Royal 12th May - Lancashire Fringe 13th May – The Civic, Barnsley 21st May - Old Fire Station, Oxford Supported by Arts Council England Produced by Ingenious Fools
We can’t wait to perform #40YearsofPhoenix at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on 7 April 🤩
Nicki Davy's post from earlier in the week during her #ActorTakeover 🥰 If you can get to Lawrence Batley Theatre this week, go for a giggle: https://www.thelbt.org/what-s-on/drama/absent-friends And we can't wait to see how her one woman show progresses. I'm sure she'll be back on our social media soon! Thanks for hanging out with us ### ------>>> Thanks for having me (@nicki.davy) for the #actortakeover today! It's a bonkers industry that we're all a part of and it's been nice to take some time out to document just a few bits of what I've got going on. I wouldn't be doing any of what I'm doing now without Stephanie Morgan and Adam Stadius. I'm hugely grateful to both of them for their training and support. Looking forward to seeing who's next on the takeover! 😊 #actor #actormusician #leeds
Tickets just launched for our Lawrence Batley Theatre double bill in May! Book here: https://www.thelbt.org/search/?keywords=Mikron
Nothing beats shopping local – why not get out and about to show our local businesses some love.❤️ Shop local so that our unique, independent shops, bars and restaurants can keep doing what they do best! Shoutout to Coffee Mill and Cakes Furniture At No11 Laxmi Restaurant Lawrence Batley Theatre for taking part!