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Last year we presented almost 300 performances


People’s visits to shows exceeded 61,000 a 2% increase on last year


Seen here first We presented 8 shows that were Only Yorkshire Dates and we produced or co-produced 3 world premieres


We produced our first pantomime Which achieved 80% capacity ‘Fresh, fun and relentlessly family-friendly’ THE STAGE ON CINDERELLA ‘Joyce Branagh’s production feels like it’s been lovingly crafted by people with a genuine fondness for this distinctly British tradition’ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE ON CINDERELLA


We are known across the region for award-winning circus and dance

BALLETLORENT ‘Vividly imagistic choreography’ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

GARY CLARKE COMPANY ‘A profound and highly relevant contribution to remembering this painful, life changing period in our history’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Big Issue


Bodyrockerz School of Dance Chol Theatre Cleckheaton Youth Theatre Dick + Lottie Georgie School of Theatre Arts Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Huddersfield Gilbert + Sullivan Society Huddersfield Light Opera Company Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company Huddersfield New College Huddersfield Thespians Jamrock Productions Karen Binns Stage School Kirklees Council Communities and Leisure Services Lauren J Dance Academy Longwood Amateur Operatic Society Pennine Academy of Dance Proper Job Theatre Company Rose Condo Ruthie Boycott-Garnett The Emma Coombs Dance Academy University of Huddersfield Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company

We are a theatre for our local community We staged 105 performances by 23 professional and amateur companies based in Kirklees


Artist Development We provided free space and expertise for over 60 independent artists and makers


We are the artistic home for 3 diverse companies and 6 artists in residence

Chol Theatre Dark Horse Theatre Joss Arnott Dance Ryoko Akama Pippa Dyrlaga Barbara Hellowell Maggie O’Keeffe Tom Shepherd Vanessa Stewart


Creative Scene Our Creative People and Places Project in North Kirklees, Creative Scene, had almost 20,000 attendences to specially commissioned events


We supported 42 children and young people to complete an Arts Award


Volunteering Almost 100 people volunteer at LBT. That’s just under 5,000 hours of community activity Thank you


Social Media We now have almost 5,000 followers on both Facebook and Twitter Our website hits increased to 231,665 unique browsers, up by 15% from last year


Thank You @lawrencebatleytheatre @thelbt

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Lawrence Batley Theatre Annual Report 2016-2017  
Lawrence Batley Theatre Annual Report 2016-2017  
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