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Lawrence Batley Theatre (LBT)

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  1. We are the creative heart of Huddersfield, here to do our community proud. We share exciting and entertaining stories, encourage creativity, nurture confidence, and develop local and national talent. We are friendly and welcoming, inclusive, diverse, and accessible. We love to collaborate and have national ambition. We are brave and unafraid of taking risks.

    Over the last few years, at a time when many arts organisations went dark, the Lawrence Batley Theatre has been at the forefront of digital innovation during the cultural shift caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and adapted to bring original online theatre to the world. Within days of lockdown, we launched our own completely free online channel, LBTV, filled with workshops and masterclasses, storytelling sessions and backstage videos – reaching over 20,000 people. Alongside the free programme, we co-produced online plays; The Understudy, Nigel Slater’s Toast, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, What a Carve Up! and Going the Distance which welcomed digital audiences from over 40 countries and received four and five star reviews across the board. In the summer, we take the stage outside to show off local bands, our youth theatre, and incredible theatrical shows in our enclosed courtyard, which is a perfect haven in Huddersfield.

    Booking

    Tickets can be booked 24 hours a day online at thelbt.org, or by phone and at the box office on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays 10am - 5pm. Phone lines are also open Tuesday and Thursdays 12pm - 2pm. Box Office is open 90 minutes before the show.

    Booking line: 01484 430528

    Access

    The theatre has awards for the quality of its access and there are lifts to all rooms and an audio system for the hard of hearing;

    Throughout our season we hold British Sign Language interpreted, Audio Described, Touch Tours and 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. 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.

Contacts

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen's Square Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

01484 430528

Organisation last updated

  1. 11 April 2022

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  1. Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    4. There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information. Loop system
    The theatre has awards for the quality of its access: there are lifts to all rooms; an audio system for the hard of hearing; some events have British Sign Language; some are Relaxed Performances for those who a more laid-back experience would benefit.

History

  1. https://www.thelbt.org/about-us/our-story/

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NameDescription
Cellar TheatreThe Cellar Theatre is a perfect space for intimate performances or private parties. This space is fully accessible and can hold up to 120 people. With performance level lighting and sound equipment plus exclusive access to our Cellar bar, this versatile space is ideal for parties, small scale conferences and special events. For more information please email betty@thelbt.org.
Attic TheatreOur Attic Theatre is a great space for rehearsals and workshops. Full of natural light it also includes blackout curtains and mirrors on all sides. This space is fully accessible and also contains a small kitchen space. To find out more information or to book one of our spaces, please email betty@thelbt.org.
Meeting Room - SmallOur building boasts two meeting rooms suitable for a multitude of uses. Small Meeting Room - An intimate meeting space for up to 10 people, this space is adjoined with our Large Meeting Room and can work well as a breakout space for larger meetings. Please note, this space is not wheelchair accessible. To find our more information or to book one of our spaces, please email betty@thelbt.org.
The Gallery & Artists in Residence - Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am - Our gallery is home to specially curated and touring exhibitions, with a particular focus on theatre. Our current exhibition is The Half by Simon Annand. Simon Annand is one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers and has photographed the most recognisable faces of stage, including Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Jude Law. In this exhibition Simon showcases 74 photographs capturing actors and actresses at the beginning of their careers through to playing on the most famous stages.
Meeting Room - LargeIdeal for meetings or training sessions and suitable for 25 people in boardroom set up or 40 in theatre set up. The room has lots of natural light and beautiful Georgian features. This space is adjoined with our Small Meeting Room which can work well as a breakout space. Please note, this space is not wheelchair accessible. To find our more information or to book one of our spaces, please email betty@thelbt.org.

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