Our Team

Picture of Lawrence Batley Theatre, which is a Georgian stone building set back behind a courtyard with wooden tables and benches, with blue umbrellas, under a blue cloudy sky in Huddersfield

Lawrence Batley Theatre is run by Kirklees Theatre Trust and operated as a registered charity (No. 510693)

More than 50 staff, over 60 volunteers and 20+ freelance artists are employed by the charity to carry out its work. The staff are managed by a Senior Leadership Team. There is a Board of Trustees who work on a voluntary basis to govern the work of the team and the charity. A number of Community Ambassadors who are local artists work as advisors to the Senior Leadership Team specifically around delivering work that reflects the community.

If you're looking to get in touch with any of the teams or staff, please visit our contact us page which gives you lots of options so you can reach us in a way that suits you.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Becky Dash

    Chief Executive

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  • James Clare

    Head of Technical and Facilities

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  • Jenny Goodman

    Head of Participation (2 days)

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  • Rosie Hinchliffe

    Fundraising Manager

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  • Olivia Race

    Head of Creative Programme

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  • Emma Ruhkala

    Head of Finance

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  • Linzi Tate Smith

    Head of Marketing and Communications

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  • Rebecca Winwood

    Head of Participation (3 days)

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Board of Trustees

Community Ambassadors