Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre
Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SP
  • Telephone 01484 430528
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  • Website www.lbt-uk.org
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The Lawrence Batley theatre, often known locally as LBT, was named after a cash and carry philanthropist. It has a varied arts programme as well as theatrical performances.

The venue includes the Queenie's cafe and a theatre bar.

The building was originally a Methodist chapel opened from 1819, and was only converted to an arts centre in 1973, but closed again in 1975 due to building problems, and then only re-opened in 1996, after a further renovation.

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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The Abominable Snowman

Moon On A Stick Productions reinvent this wonderful tale of an unlikely hero with a delightful blend of puppetry, live music and enchanting storytelling.

Sat 20 Jan

£0–£8 / 01484 430528

Syngenta Cellar

£8 / 01484 430528

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Acrobuffos: Air Play

Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, who form Acrobuffos, reveal a world of flying umbrellas, giant kites floating over the audience and the biggest snow globe you've ever seen. Directed by West Hyler.

Tue 23 Jan

£16 (Children £12 under 16s) / 01484 430528

  • 19:00

Wed 24 Jan

£16 (Children £12 under 16s) / 01484 430528

  • 19:00

Thu 25 Jan

£16 (Children £12 under 16s) / 01484 430528

  • 19:00

Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Stockport's favourite housewife, former Phoenix Nights actress Janice Connolly, dispenses life-affirming stories and good advice in a show that includes a complimentary raffle ticket for every audience member. The atmosphere is similar to that of an old-fashioned family knees-up - and no-one has ever had more fun with a…

Fri 16 Mar

Syngenta Cellar

£13 / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Bedroom Farce

  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Dick & Lottie present Alan Ayckbourn's sophisticated comedy lifting the lid on the secrets of middle-class marriage. Over the course of one night, one outrageously selfish couple parade their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples, exposing the cracks in other people's marriages as well as their own.

Tue 23 Jan

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:45

Wed 24 Jan

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:45

Thu 25 Jan

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Fri 1 Jun

£20 / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Fri 2 Mar

£15 / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Demi Nandhra: Oil And Water

The artist uses an innovative blend of live art, stand-up and autobiographical theatre to share her experiences of being diagnosed with depression sometime last year, and the unusual and radical advice she was given to tackle it, from buying a dog to eating a banana.

Fri 30 Mar

Syngenta Cellar

£10; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:00

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Mon 30 Apr

£24.75 / 01484 430528

February Comedy Cellar

Gritty and honest tales of growing up on a South London council estate from Elliot Steel. Plus Karen Bayley and MC Anthony J Brown.

Thu 8 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£10; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:45

Gentlemen: Huddersfield Thespians

The ensemble presents Alan Bennett's perspective on two of the four Cambridge spies: Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt with An Englishman Abroad and A Question Of Attribution.

Wed 31 Jan

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:15

Fri 2 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:15

Sat 3 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 14:00
  • 19:15

Graham Fellows: Completely Out Of Character

The actor and singer, known for his characters Jilted John and John Shuttleworth and his pivotal role in Coronation Street, talks about his comic creations and performs his own music.

Tue 13 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£13 / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Hard Times

Northern Broadsides presents its version of the Charles Dickens story about Thomas Gradgrind's school and family and the day the circus came to town. Directed by Conrad Nelson.

Wed 2 May

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Thu 3 May

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Fri 4 May

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Sat 5 May

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Huddersfield Light Opera Company: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

The traditional tale about a girl who is loathed by her wicked stepmother for her beauty and seeks shelter in a small cottage in the enchanted woods, gets the pantomime treatment.

Fri 19 Jan

£15 / 01484 430528

  • 21:30

January Comedy Cellar

MC Anthony J Brown introduces sharp routines and witty banter from Seymour Mace and Mundo Jazz.

Thu 18 Jan

Syngenta Cellar

£10; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Made In Dagenham: Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company

  • Directed by: Nigel Cole

Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, this uplifting British comedy tells the story of a group of women fighting for women's rights in 1968.

Tue 13 Mar

£12–£17 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Wed 14 Mar

£12–£17 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Thu 15 Mar

£12–£17 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 17 Mar

March Comedy Cellar

Sharp and dry wit and interactive humour from Manchester-based stand-up Carl Hutchinson. Plus Katie Mulgrew and MC Anthony J Brown.

Thu 8 Mar

Syngenta Cellar

£10; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:45

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Award-winning duo LipService celebrate the life of Jane Austen through a comic tale inspired by the world of women writers.

Tue 6 Mar

£15 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Wed 7 Mar

£15 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

National Dance Company Wales: Terra Firma

The Welsh company leaps and bounds into Birmingham with a vibrant and exciting repertoire, featuring Caroline Finn's darkly comic Folk, Alexander Ekman's explosion of rhythm Tuplet, Lee Johnston's heart-wrenching They Seek To Find The Happiness They Seem, and Roy Asaf's striking new piece Profundis.

Tue 13 Feb

£12–£16; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Offices: Huddersfield Thespians

The ensemble presents Alan Bennett's unique perspective on working life within the office, with A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened and Green Forms.

Tue 30 Jan

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:15

Thu 1 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:15

Sat 3 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£12; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 19:15

Queenie's Coffee House Nights

A programme of spoken word, music and performance featuring Simon Widdop, Nicole May and Hannah Batley.

Mon 22 Jan

Pay what you decide / 01484 430528

  • 19:00

Revolting Women

Mikron Theatre Company present the world premier performance which tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well known Pankhurst, Sylvia.

Sat 26 May

£10–£14 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

  • Directed by: Kate Wasserberg
  • Written by: Andrea Dunbar

A dramedy by Andrea Dunbar about two young girls caught between brutal childhood and an unpromising future, both hungry for adult adventure. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark,

Tue 30 Jan

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Jan

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30

Thu 1 Feb

£12–£20 / 01484 430528

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 Feb

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

The Birmingham-born stand-up returns with a new show about truth and lies, nudity, the periodic table, and how little is appropriate to wear to sunbathe on a public beach. Ages 14+.

Thu 17 May

Syngenta Cellar

£13 / 01484 430528

  • 20:00

Testosterone

A comical, coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.

Sat 31 Mar

£14; £8 under 26s / 01484 430528

  • 20:30

A Tiger's Tale: M6 Theatre (Over 4s)

From a circus train in South Africa, to a steamboat on the Atlantic Ocean and onward to West Yorkshire, a ramshackle travelling troupe tell us the unbelievable true story of a family of acrobats and their adopted tiger cub. Join Titch, Ma and Pa on their riotous adventure into a world where all the best stories end with a…

Sat 17 Feb

£8 / 01484 430528

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Tom Thumb

Lyngo Theatre's production about a tiny boy who saves his family and finds the treasure. Adapted and performed by CBeebies Patrick Lynch.

Sat 10 Feb

Syngenta Cellar

£7 / 01484 430528

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

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