Join Our Team

Lawrence Batley Theatre is the home of live performance in Huddersfield and for Kirklees. We are committed to discovering and developing the best talent from across the sector. We work with people from all backgrounds and with all levels of experience and we’re especially keen to hear from creative people who feel they are under-represented in UK theatre.

All of our jobs, vacancies and callouts are posted on this page, but if there’s nothing here for you right now then you are welcome to drop us a line with your CV, showreel, website or example of your work to 

Front of House Manager

Deadline: Mon 23 October, 12 noon.
Interviews: w/c Mon 23 October.
Salary: £22,500 per annum.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Annual leave: 20 days per year plus bank holiday entitlement. This increases to 25 days per year after the first year’s service

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join us as Front of House Manager. You will be an inspirational individual with a passion for live theatre, events, customer service and hospitality.

The Front of House Manager supports Lawrence Batley Theatre’s vision to be the creative heart of Huddersfield – a place where people meet, collaborate, create, and celebrate together. The Front of House Manager forms part of the Visitor Experience Management Team and works closely with the Box Office Manager and Bars Manager to assist in the coordination and delivery of a high standard of customer service across all frontline areas.

This is an operational role with an emphasis on front of house duty management, co-ordination of volunteers and general support in all Visitor Experience areas. This includes recruiting, training and managing of staff and stewards and upholding standards of sale, service and safety over live performances and events.

We are looking for:

• At least 2 years’ experience within an events and hospitality setting, including working knowledge of box office, bars and front-of-house operations, or proven specific experience in two of these areas.
• A proven track record of effectively managing budgets.
• A demonstrable understanding of and passion for theatre or other live performance.
• An understanding of working with volunteers.

For more information please download the recruitment pack below.

To apply please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by email to or by post to: 

Becky Atkinson
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen Street

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Mon 23 October. Interviews will take place w/c Mon 23 October.

Young Company Volunteers

We couldn't do what we do without our amazing team of passionate and dedicated volunteers, and we're always on the look out for more fantastic people to join us! Volunteering at the Lawrence Batley Theatre not only helps our theatre to thrive, but is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills, gain experience and become part of our theatre community.

As our Young Company continues to grow, we are looking for a variety of inspiring individuals to support our young people in their weekly classes.

In these voluntary positions, you will be a role model for our young people, supporting the class tutor and assistant with the smooth running of sessions. We require that you would be able to commit to a full term for at least one class. There would also be the opportunity to progress from this role to an assistant role. 

"I've found Young Company to be an extremely rewarding programme in encouraging confidence and finding joy in self-expression. One of my key takeaways from volunteering so far is realising the importance of each discipline: music, dance, and drama in enabling young people to find their own unique voice." - Previous Young Company volunteer

If you are creative, enthusiastic and have a passion for working with young people, we want to hear from you! Please get in touch with Creative Associate, Keisha, via to arrange an informal chat. Click here to find out more about our Young Company.