Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

    LBT is the home of live performance in Huddersfield – and for Kirklees.

    LBT serves a population the size of a small city. Our small, creative and resourceful team – supported by equally passionate and determined volunteers – consistently confounds expectations. Our shining light is our programme. It is carefully crafted for and with our communities, resident companies and huge voluntary arts base. We honour and continue the story of a theatre demanded and founded by a community which had the vision to know what a difference art makes.

    We serve local people: 85% of our audience is within 30 minutes of our venue. We celebrate and challenge their creativity and interests – and make ourselves accessible to all, irrespective of background or circumstances. Our outreach work, embedded within communities themselves, is a shared adventure, developed and built over many years so people can fully own what they discover.

    We’re opening up our venue, our skills and our networks to nurture talent, local and national – to nourish artists and help them realise their ambitions and achieve excellence.

    Tenacious, responsive and brave – We are LBT.

    Upcoming Shows at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

    Eshaan Akbar – The Pretender

    Eshaan Akbar brings us his debut tour, The Pretender.

    Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

    19 Mar 2023

    Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing. We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

    Motionhouse: Nobody Trailer

    Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us.

    UK Touring Shows

    1 Feb 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

    Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us.
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