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One to One with Che Wigfield-Turner

One to One with Che Wigfield-Turner

We’re so proud that our own Che Whigfield-Turner is staging her show Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? here at the LBT.  It’s particularly special for us as we’ve been able to see Che’s talent blossom: from being a key member of our Young Company, to being a part of our Christmas pantomime, to […]

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Explore our In The Family Way project

Explore our In The Family Way project

In August 2018 we created In the Family Way, a unique project for young people aged 16-25 which explored the LBT’s history as a Women’s Home for unwed, pregnant young women.  Through generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) a group of talented men and women worked at both Heritage Quay, the official archives […]

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Lawrence Batley Theatre announces changes to reduce plastic waste

Lawrence Batley Theatre announces changes to reduce plastic waste

Today we have announced plans to reduce plastic waste across our bars and Queenie’s coffee shop. Plastic bottles have been swapped for cans and cartons with plastic cups replaced with cardboard going forward. We have also taken the decision to stop using plastic straws on our bars. The above changes affect the LBT bars and […]

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LBT leadership evolves  into new chapter

LBT leadership evolves into new chapter

After 11 years in post Victoria Firth is stepping down from the role of Director and Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. Victoria was credited with turning around the theatre’s fortunes and successfully stewarding the organisation through a decade of creative and financial success. In 2013 she also successfully led the Kirklees […]

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The Othello Project Scratch Performance Opportunity

The Othello Project Scratch Performance Opportunity

To coincide with English Touring Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Othello, the LBT is collaborating with ETT to provide a unique opportunity for local theatre makers to develop their own performance work in response to some of the themes of Othello. This scratch performance work will be shown as part of The Othello Project on […]

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Hallowe’en Happening: Artist Call out

Hallowe’en Happening: Artist Call out

Hallowe’en Happening is Huddersfield’s biggest and most terrifying Halloween event, when we fill our haunted Georgian building with a multitude of performances and activities for the audience to sample throughout the night.  It’s a great event and we want to support local and emerging artists to be part of it. If you’re an artist or […]

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Lawrence Batley Theatre announces new autumn season

Lawrence Batley Theatre announces new autumn season

The Lawrence Batley Theatre has announced a host of thrilling productions for the new season including English Touring Theatre’s Othello, Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush and the theatre’s third in-house pantomime Aladdin. Tickets go on sale on Friday 13 July. In the Performance Programme Opera North’s Whistle Stop Opera offers a bitesize performance on Thursday 27 […]

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Apply to perform in Aladdin

Apply to perform in Aladdin

Do you love performing? Can you dance, act or sing? Are you between the ages of 9 and 17? And are you prepared to work hard and commit a lot of time to the show? Then we need you to be part of the Young Chorus for Aladdin – the Lawrence Batley Theatre’s 2018 professionally […]

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Bringing Now or Never to Huddersfield

Bringing Now or Never to Huddersfield

Last week we erected a huge big top tent in Greenhead Park to bring the international Circus Tsuica to Huddersfield. With a day to get the tent up before the first show the LBT tech team worked around the clock to get the performance area complete. Watch the clip below to see the end results.

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