About Us

Located in the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, the Lawrence Batley Theatre presents a wide ranging year-round programme of in-house and visiting productions, from drama and contemporary dance to circus and pantomime.

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, we have 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. As a radical digital producing company, we co-produced online plays including; Nigel Slater’s Toast, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, which were seen across the world. In the summers, we curated an outdoor season of entertainment featuring a showcase piece with incredible projection mapping and live dance performance, as well as local bands, young people and touring theatrical shows in the enclosed courtyard, which is a perfect haven in Huddersfield.