As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our patrons to ensure that the LBT continues to thrive.

Any contribution would be welcome, no matter how large or small, and a little help can go a long way. LBT recently received Catalyst funding from Arts Council England, meaning that for every £1 we recieve in donations, Arts Council will match this. So there has never been a better time to make a donation, and you will make double the difference to us. You can also decide how you want your contribution to be spent:




Christmas is a special time of year as we remember others, celebrate with family and friends and partake in festive traditions. A trip to the theatre is one such treat, but for many children in Kirklees this isn't a reality. Help us to give children in need the chance to share in the magic of live theatre. Your donation will enable us to treat Kirklees children and charitieis to a VIP experience at this year's pantomime, JACK & THE BEANSTALK.



Help us to ensure that local children and young people have access to the arts. This fund will support our Young Company, young people’s bursary scheme and outreach activity, enabling young people to grow their skills and confidence – whatever their circumstance.



Despite the decline in fudning for the arts, we want to continue to ensure the quality and range of our programme. This fund supports our dance, drama and opera events, ensuring that we still show the best of these artforms in Huddersfield.



After 23 years hard at work, our Grade II listed building is in need of maintenance, our auditorium needs renovating and our theatrical equipment needs replacing. We want to begin a comprehensive renewal programme to see our theatre fit for the years to come.


To make your donation, please click on the fund of your choice above or download a form


We couldn’t do it without you.
For almost 20 years, community groups and other supporters
campaigned for a professional theatre in Huddersfield. Their efforts
brought about the opening of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in 1994.
Now, as the theatre comes of age, we need your support to make sure 
we don’t just survive, but thrive, over the next 21 years.
One way in which you can help is to buy tickets for the fantastic events 
on these pages, or tell your friends about us. You might like to join the 
Friends of the Lawrence Batley Theatre – for more information visit our 
website or drop in to box office.
But we’d really like to ask if you could make a donation to support our 
ambitions for the future. We have three priorities. These are: