young company

Young Company

LBT Young Company offers weekly drama workshops, theatre trips, performance projects, holiday activities and other specialist workshops to young people aged 6 to 17.



Weekly Workshops

We have several styles of weekly workshops so there’s something for everyone. Our Stage Door Class is for children aged 6-8 and are designed to be an introduction to drama in a fun and supportive environment. Our Studio Classes are for 9-17 year olds with previous experience and a proven commitment to building on their existing skills. Entry to Studio Classes is by audition.


Developing Skills

LBT Young Company members develop confidence, team-building skills and social skills whilst also developing their abilities as performers. In our Stage Door group members learn basic drama skills in a fun and informal way whilst in our Studio groups, members learn advanced techniques in a more demanding environment.


Seeing Live Performance

Each term, Young Company members attend a professional production at the LBT. The performances that we see often inspire and inform the work that we produce with the groups during term time.


Creating Theatre

Our weekly workshop groups begin each term by developing confidence, learning techniques and exploring themes through a series of drama games and exercises. As the term progresses, our team of tutors help the groups to create their own pieces which are then performed for an invited audience at the end of term.


Other Performance Opportunities

As well as end-of-term sharings, we also offer our members a wide range of other opportunities to perform. Whether through Play-in-a-Weeks, festival performances, or main stage productions, we believe that the experience of working towards performance is invaluable for young people.


Young Company Tutors

Our team of Young Company tutors consists of a diverse group of experienced, inspiring, theatre professionals who have a range of specialisms. Each Young Company class is run by a Lead Tutor, an Assistant Tutor and a Volunteer, and we require that all our staff undergo a DBS check.



We aim to be affordable, and believe that all of our Youth Theatre workshops and projects offer excellent value for money. We offer a reduction on most of our fees to those with Kirklees Passports.


Summer 2018 Classes begin on 14th April!

For more information about the Young Company, or to join the mailing list, please contact us on 01484 484450 or email 


“I come to LBT because it is a brilliant place to learn new skills, meet new friends, socialise and have fun.”

 Young Company member



Our weekly class schedule:

Monday 5pm-7pm 15-17 year olds Studio 3 - Advanced Class
Monday 7pm-9pm 12-14 year olds Studio 2 - Advanced Class
Thursday 5pm-7pm 9-11 year olds Studio 1 - Advanced Class
Saturday 10.30am-12pm 6-8 year olds Stage Door 1 - Introductory Class

Please note that you must undergo a successful audition before enrolling in a Studio Class for the first time.



Fancy a first step into drama? Stage Door Classes are for those aged 6-8 and provide an introduction to drama and acting. Participants develop their imagination, confidence and performance skills in a fun and supportive environment. Places are issued on a first come first served system.


An application form is attached – to enrol you should fill it in and either bring it to the LBT Box Office with payment, post with a cheque payable to ‘Lawrence Batley Theatre’ to Box Office, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP, or ring the Box Office (01484 430528) to arrange payment. The Box Office has more forms if you require any.



Want to take your theatre training to a more advanced level? If you would like to join a Studio Class you will need to attend an audition/interview. We ask that you prepare a one minute monologue to perform from memory and this can be from a play, book, poem or something you have written yourself, anything you are confident performing will do!


To arrange an audition/interview slot please contact Kayleigh Wright on 01484 484450.


Summer 2018 Classes begin on 14th April!

For more information about the Young Company, or to join the mailing list, please contact us on 01484 484450 or email