Your Visit


We want to make our theatre as accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible.

A woman with long brown hair wearing a black shirt and a light blue lanyard smiles at a customer.

Accessibility is incredibly important to us here at Lawrence Batley Theatre. 

Some of our shows are British Sign Language interpreted, Audio Described, Touch Tours and Relaxed Performances.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible, and guide dogs are welcomed. We use a Sennheiser hearing loop system to assist those with hearing impairments. Carer tickets are free and can be easily booked through our Box Office. To ensure eligibility, our team may ask for some extra information when booking.

An Accessibility Box is available at our Box Office. It contains ear defenders, fidget toys, and other sensory aids.

We strive to create a welcoming environment for all patrons. Our team is dedicated to accommodating your needs. We are trained to support various disability requirements, including being dementia aware.

If you would like to make use of our facilities, please inform the Box Office when making your booking.

Upcoming access performances

Dick Whittington - Sat 7 December 2024, 6:30pm - BSL Interpreted 

Dick Whittington - Tue 10 December 2024, 10am - Audio Described 

Dick Whittington - Wed 11 December 2024, 11am - Relaxed 

Dick Whittington - Sat 28 December 2024, 1:30pm - Relaxed 

Wheelchair Access

Our Main House has two wheelchair spaces and we offer one free ticket for those visiting with carers.

Our Cellar is also accessible with an accessible toilet on the same floor.

To book a wheelchair space or carer ticket please call our Box Office on 01484 430528 or email

Blue Badge Parking

The nearest blue badge parking is in Old Gate car park or on Cloth Hall Street. Check the council website for more information.

Audio brochure

Listen to our latest season brochure below and find out what's on in summer 2024...

Hearing Loop, Captioning, BSL Interpretation

We use the Sennheiser hearing loop support system in both the Main Auditorium and the Cellar Theatre. For those using the system, it is simple to use and provides clear sound quality for every performance. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. If you are wanting to use the induction loop in the Cellar Theatre please contact the Box Office in advance of your visit so we can book you in.

Some of our performances may be captioned. This means that live text will appear by the stage for D/deaf and hard of hearing audience members to read along and enjoy the performance.

We also have British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances within our programme.


Audio Description and Touch Tours

Some of our performances will offer audio description. This is live commentary of the performance interspersed with show dialogue, played using individual headsets. 

Before audio described performances we offer audiences the opportunity to take part in a touch tour. In partnership with the company, audience members will be led on stage to familiarise themselves with specific props and elements of the set. Touch tours are free but must be booked in advance.

Relaxed Performances

Our relaxed performances are designed to create an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for anyone who would benefit from a more laid-back experience at the theatre.

During the show subtle changes are made to the sound and lighting effects and the auditorium lights remain on.

We expect more noise than usual from the audience during a relaxed performance so do not worry about being quiet. 

Audience members are also free to leave the auditorium at any point during the show if they need to take a break from the action.

Our seats

The majority of seats in our theatre are front facing flip-up seats with armrests. The average seat width is approximately 39cm. The average legroom is approximately 60cm. End of row M, seats 11 and 12, have the closest access to toilets. 

View of the Lawrence Batley Theatre auditorium, a modern space with 14 rows of 18 seats downstairs, and 2 balconies with seats on the sides and forward facing
a row of blue flip down seats


There are two rows of side seats in our stalls. These are swivel seats that are locked in place, angled towards the stage. These side seats have no arms.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 

There are two rows of side seats without arms in our tiers. The front row are flip-up seats. The second row are swivel seats that are locked in place, angled towards the stage. 

blue seats to the side of the auditorium, angled towards the stage
blue seats upstairs, first row angled in towards the audience, second row angled towards the stage


In our Main House, end of row M, seats 11 and 12, in the stalls have the closest access to toilets which are located by our Box Office. 

On Tier 1, there are ladies toilets both on the left and right of the stage (when facing toward the stage). Gents toilets are on the right.  

On Tier 2, there is step free access to both ladies and gents toilets on the right of the stage. 

We are proud to share that our toilets now have free sanitary product dispensers from Aunt Flow. Find out more about Aunt Flow's mission to ensure that everyone has access to period products here.