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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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Artist Opportunity

Artist Opportunity

This March A Festival returns to the LBT. It’s a week of live performance which cuts across art forms, brings different voices to the stage and celebrates artistic adventure. Please find news below of an opportunity to share work as part of this week long festival of exciting live performance. A Festival Call out for […]

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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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