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The Lawrence Batley Theatre awarded grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund

The Lawrence Batley Theatre awarded grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund. There’s still a lot of uncertainty around, but this grant ensures our organisation’s financial viability in to the next year, which is fantastic. We are acutely aware that there are many thousands of incredible, highly-skilled, […]

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Shuddersfield ghost walks come to the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Shuddersfield ghost walks come to the Lawrence Batley Theatre

Attention local ghost hunters. Think you know our fair town? Think again. Join our ghoulish guide for a socially-distanced walking tour of Huddersfield by candlelight. This October we are pleased to be hosting a series of ghost walks as we build up to Halloween. From Wed 28 – Fri 30 October there will be a variety […]

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Partnering with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Partnering with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Autumn 2019 saw the return of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance (SJD) to the Lawrence Batley Theatre, touring their new work, Staging Schiele. We were pleased to partner with the company in order to bring creative dance workshops into schools across Kirklees, giving children the chance to explore contemporary dance. The workshops as part of SJD Learning […]

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New show Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig Announced

New show Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the Lawrence Batley Theatre will be staging the adaption of Matt Haig‘s bestselling book Reasons To Stay Alive as part of a national tour by English Touring Theatre and Sheffield Theatres. English Touring Theatre, who staged French Without Tears and Othello at the LBT will be bringing the show to Huddersfield from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 October. At 24 Matt’s […]

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Guest Blog: Richard Watson – The Stories of ‘Queers’

Guest Blog: Richard Watson – The Stories of ‘Queers’

This April, the Huddersfield Thespians present Queers, a series of short monologues written in response to the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act. In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act legalised homosexual acts between consenting men of 21 or over, in private, in England and Wales. Later laws did the same for Scotland in 1981 […]

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