Family Sun 4 September 2022

Open Day

We’re throwing open our doors for you all to come and have a look in!

See what we do, get involved in a workshop, have a nosy around backstage or watch a performance. This is our big showcase of everything we do, if you’ve ever been curious about us, this is your chance to try us out.

Happening around our building 11am until 5pm. Free entry, simply come along and enjoy a great day.


Sun 4 September 2022




360 minutes


Our Box Office, Gallery and Café-Bar will all be open throughout the day. There will also be children's games happening in our courtyard

See the full schedule for our Open Day below; 

Courtyard Stage Queen Street Studio
11am - Welcome speech from Chief Executive, Becky 12noon - Official opening of Queen Street Studio by the Mayor of Kirklees
11:10am - 11:30am - Join in dance performance 12:30 - 1pm - Storytime and Kitchen Disco
12noon - Bhangra performance 1:30pm - 2pm - Young Company taster session for young people aged 6-11. Contact Keisha at to book. 
12:30pm - 1pm - Far Cry performance 2:30pm - 3pm - Young Company taster session for young people aged 12-15. Contact Keisha at to book. 
1pm - 1:30pm - Sunset Boulevard (snippet performance from Longwood Amateur Operatic Society) 3:30pm - 4:30pm - Play reading group with Martin Saxton (Still Life by Noel Coward, Us and Them by David Campton). Contact Rebecca at to book. 
2pm - 2:30pm - Bonnie & Clyde (snippet performance from Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company)  5pm - Close
3pm - 3:30pm - Ellie and Jess performance  
4pm - 4:30pm - snippet performance from Huddersfield Light Opera Company  
5pm - Closing speech from Chief Executive, Becky, and performance from Richard Sykes  

Attic - 10:30am - 12:30pm - Far Cry taster session. 
Harmony singing with Far Cry Acapella and Jenny Goodman. Pre-booking essential, contact

Backstage Tours - running at 12:30pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Head to our foyer to find out more about the theatre, our resident artists, memberships and so much more along with a chance to play dress-up with our rail of fantastic costumes! 

Gallery - open throughout the day.

Origami with Jane Wilson one of our Resident Artists.

Creative mending and other sewing related activities with Thread Republic - 11am until 1pm.

Colleen Whyatt, aka Nanette's Knits & Kits, will be around in the afternoon offering knitting related fun.

Find out more about the Lawrence Batley Theatre