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Heritage Open Day Tours of the Lawrence Batley Theatre

About the event

Join us for a special backstage tour, taking in the stories of our historic building and a look behind-the-scenes, guided by one of our expert team. Be the first to see our redeveloped spaces following our A Theatre For Tomorrow campaign this summer.
Discover the 200+ years of rich history within the walls of the theatre. Built as a Wesleyan Mission in the early 1800s, the church was – at the time of building – the largest Methodist chapel in the world. Now grade II* listed, the theatre is jam-packed with fascinating history and notable names.

During your one-hour tour you’ll also discover how the building was converted into a theatre in the early 1990s, how the technicians make our shows look and sound great, and where our performers get ready to entertain you.

Please click on the link under Further Information for more details and online booking.


Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen's Square Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP

01484 430528

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Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.