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Grimm Up North
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their head in this speedy, boisterous ride for all the family, as just a handful of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories.
23/02/2017 To 25/02/2017
Jonathan Pie: Live!
Jonathan Pie is a respected news reporter for a respected news broadcaster but he has a problem.
23/02/2017 19:30
Good Dog
Mum's promised him that bike so even when school or homelife bits, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean.
24/02/2017 19:30
Strictly Pennine
STRICTLY PENNINE is a series of exciting, vibrant and diverse shows celebrating all forms of dance.
28/02/2017 To 02/03/2017
Outside the Box
Warning: This show might change your life...and your death.
03/03/2017 To 04/03/2017
HLF - Getting Started in Showbiz!
An introductory workshop for aspiring writers, covering getting started and training the eye, and providing tips for avoiding the dreaded writer’s block.
04/03/2017 11:00
HLF - Talk & Guided Walk with Andrew White
A talk on great walks of Britain from writer, film-maker and broadcaster (Walks Around Britain), Andrew White, followed by a medium-level, guided five-mile circular walk and talk.
04/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Liberating Poetic Chaos
Emily Dickinson's poetry emerges from a chaotic inner life in which biographical elements (a repressed middle class upbringing, sexual frustration, mental and physical illness) are transformed by a visionary imagination informed by her religious training, experience of the American civil war, a love of nature, the observational eye of a scientist – and the existential terror and exhilaration she felt when she contemplated the fierce and fathomless powers of the inscrutable Universe she found herself thrown into.
04/03/2017 14:00
HLF - Comedy Evening
Enjoy performances from two entertaining stand-up poets, each with their own unique take on the world.
04/03/2017 19:30
Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day.
04/03/2017 20:00
HLF - A Celebration of Pride and Prejudice
Join ‘Mr Wickham’ and the Regency Rejigged dancers for a celebration of all things Austen, marking 200 years since the author’s death in 1817.
05/03/2017 15:00
HLF - Fine Rhyming
Come and feast on some of the best spoken word in the UK. In the spirit of the Festival theme of ‘Courage’, dine with three fearless poets!
05/03/2017 18:00
HLF - Polari Up North
Entertaining and eclectic! Host Paul Burston reads from his novel The Black Path and presents four LGBT performers with universal appeal.
07/03/2017 19:00
2Faced Dance: Run
Fight or flight? There is always a choice.
07/03/2017 19:30
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: Jenn Ashworth, Fell
The award-winning author of A Kind of Intimacy talks about her eerily beautiful, evocative and highly original fourth novel Fell.
08/03/2017 16:00
HLF - From Jambusters to Home Fires
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Julie Summers discusses her bestselling book Jambusters, about a Women’s Institute group during WWII, which inspired the TV drama Home Fires.
08/03/2017 19:00
HLF - Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories. Here, she talks about how she came to write two new Hercule Poirot novels, The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s estate.
09/03/2017 19:00
Comedy Cellar - March 2017
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.
09/03/2017 20:00
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: David Barnett
We all know someone like Thomas. The grumpy neighbour or work colleague who grumbles about everything. But behind his cranky exterior lies a sadness and a story.
10/03/2017 16:00
HLF - Creating a Villain with Liz Mistry
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 10:00
HLF - Majikkon
Majikkon 2017, now in it’s 4th year, is a part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival.
11/03/2017 11:00
HLF - Jake Arnott in Conversation
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Getting Started
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 14:00
HLF - Crime Scenes
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 15:30
HLF - Joanne Harris
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 16:30
HLF - Memoir Writing with Diana Darke, Clover Stroud & Ian Clayton
Many of us have real-life stories to tell, but what are the ingredients of a successful memoir? Ian Clayton discusses the challenges and rewards of memoir writing with Diana Darke and Clover Stroud
11/03/2017 19:00
HLF - Literary Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the lovely setting of Fixby Hall, in the company of two fabulous guests.
12/03/2017 15:00
HLF - Lisa Luxx
As a kid of the net-generation, Lisa Luxx grew up online. But after a crazy anti-net road trip round the wild landscapes near Silicon Valley, she briefly sobered up from technology to realise her peers are in deeper than she thought.
14/03/2017 18:00
The life of a Yorkshire village is shattered when elemental spirits replace the parish priest with his double. Alternative realities collide as this changeling interprets the gospel of love in his own alarming fashion. What goes on at the WI meetings?
14/03/2017 To 15/03/2017
HLF - Lemn Sissay & Kitt de Waal
What happens to the children whose parents can’t look after them but no one adopts? Theatre director Amanda Huxtable leads a discussion between poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Kit de Waal, both of whom have direct experience of the care system and address the issue in their work.
14/03/2017 19:30
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: Beth Underdown
Beth Underdown talks about her remarkable debut novel, based on the life of a real witchfinder.
16/03/2017 16:00
HLF - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing
Bookworms often dream of being authors - but did you know there are many other ways to work with books? That you don’t have to publish a novel to be a writer?
16/03/2017 18:00
HLF - Henry Normal
Better known as co-writer of award winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan's Run, Paul Calf and producer of amongst many others Oscar nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, Henry returns to his first love: poetry.
16/03/2017 19:30
HLF - Michèle Roberts
The Booker Prize shortlisted author talks about her new novel, The Walworth Beauty, a haunting, sensuous tale weaving two story strands from Victorian and contemporary London.
17/03/2017 19:00
HLF - How to Write a Synopsis
Debbie Taylor’s foolproof method aims to take the pain out of writing the most difficult page of text a novelist ever has to compose.
18/03/2017 10:00
HLF - PANEL: Short Stories with Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley and Michael Stewart
Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley & Michael Stewart, discuss short stories - described by Paolo Bacigalupi as "hand grenades of ideas" and by Neil Gaiman as "tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams".
18/03/2017 11:00
HLF - MSLEXIA WORKSHOP: Short story writing
A practical workshop led by the acclaimed novelist, short story writer and Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
18/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Crown of Blood
An important retelling of the story of Lady Jane Grey, the ‘Nine Days Queen’, who was executed for treason aged 17.
18/03/2017 13:30
HLF - MSLEXIA PANEL: Meet the Editors
Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists – and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, come along to an informal discussion with three specially invited editors: ARC Publications, Route Publishing and Comma Press. Chaired by Mslexia’s Editor Debbie Taylor.
18/03/2017 15:00
Rastrick's Got Talent

It's time to shine for students of Rastrick High School as they showcase their talents in this established annual evening of entertainment.

18/03/2017 19:00
HLF - Poetry Slam
The HLF Poetry Slam is open to all performance poets, with a top prize of £50.
18/03/2017 19:00
Jo Caulfield: The Customer is Always Wrong
Have you ever noticed that even when you're right, you're wrong? From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things like booking a holiday or joining a pub-quiz team - nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be.
18/03/2017 20:00
Queenie's Coffee House Night

The LBT presents an engaging programme of spoken word, acoustic music and performance in the cosy setting of Queenie's Coffee Shop.

20/03/2017 To 19/06/2017
Legally Blonde
A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This all-singing and dance-packed romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got.
21/03/2017 To 25/03/2017
Gilmore & Roberts
Contemporary folk and acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create to powerful wall of sound.
23/03/2017 20:00
Jack and the Beans Talk
A fresh and funny retelling of the traditional story and an ideal gentle introduction to theatre.
Billy Liar
Billy Fisher is a working-class young man living with his parents in the Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton. Bored by his job, he spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a writer. However, with three girlfriends on the go, Billy's wild imagination comes at a cost.
28/03/2017 To 01/04/2017
The Machine Stops
"You talk as if a god had made the Machine, men made it, do not forget that."
28/03/2017 To 29/03/2017
Jump & Shout - Spring 2017

A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight.

30/03/2017 To 06/04/2017
Huddersfield University Big Band
The Huddersfield University Big Band is back once again at the LBT for its annual showcase.
01/04/2017 19:30
Choreographic Cup 2017

Katie Philpott School of Dance is returning to the LBT stage once again to present the ever-popular CHOREOGRAPHIC CUP.  

02/04/2017 16:00
The Empty Nesters' Club
Join Vicky Barrett for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters' Club.
03/04/2017 To 04/04/2017
Goldilocks & the Three Bears

Goldilocks is a mischievous little girl with hair as bright as gold. Always on thelook-out for an adventure, one day her curiosity leads her to a house full ofmany surprises. With a family of friendly bears, a beautiful blue bird andbowls of delicious porridge, this ballet is just right!

Sweet Charity
Have you ever known a girl who wanted something so badly that she tried too hard to get it?
24/04/2017 To 29/04/2017
Count Arthur Strong
Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.
03/05/2017 20:00
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships.
04/05/2017 20:00
Jasmin Vardimon Company (Park, Freedom) returns with a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, PINOCCHIO.
05/05/2017 19:30
Grand Northern Ukulele Festival
The UK's quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival returns for another vibrant weekend of live music taking over the entire LBT building.
06/05/2017 14:30
Bubble Schmeisis
Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum and his Klezmer musicians invite you to enjoy a story set in the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London's last authentic bath house.
08/05/2017 19:45
Iolanthe, a fairy, is allowed to return after being banished for the crime of marrying a mortal. Unfortunately, her half-human, half-fairy son is also facing difficulty with the Lord Chancellor, who will not grant permission for him to marry his love. But the fairies agree to help him, despite the opposition of the entire British Parliament.
10/05/2017 To 13/05/2017
Comedy Cellar - May 2017
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.
11/05/2017 20:00
Dinosaur Detectives
Remember when people thought the earth was flat? Once upon a time enormous creatures walked the earth, creatures that became known in Victorian times as ‘dinosaurs’.
Twinkle's Big Day Out

Budding ballet stars from across Halifax take to the stage to showcase the fantastic Babyballet show TWINKLE'S BIG DAY OUT. 

An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, casting a refreshing new light on Joan of Arc's story - one of history's greatest underdogs.
15/05/2017 To 16/05/2017
Lauren J Dance Academy in Liversedge proudly presents its annual show for 2017.
20/05/2017 19:00
Sisterly Feelings
Abigail is unhappily married to self-important business executive Patrick, whilst her sister Dorcas is attached to her gormless boyfriend, Stafford. The unexpected arrival of tanned and athletic Simon, who embodies the epitome of both sisters' desires, creates a tussle between them as to which one of them will seduce Simon.
31/05/2017 To 03/06/2017
Super Sunday
SUPER SUNDAY is the latest super-fun show from Race Horse Company, the acclaimed all-male Finnish circus troupe with a reputation for madcap brilliance.
01/06/2017 To 03/06/2017
Bette & Joan
Legendary screen rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford's thirty-year feud had reached boiling point, but when the two screen icons were lured to appear together in a new movie - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? - would they ever speak to each other again?
06/06/2017 To 10/06/2017
Rory Bremner: Partly Political
Britain's best-known satirical impressionist is back. With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory's on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. He will be joined by special surprise guests: Some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which.
08/06/2017 20:00
Murder on the Terrace
The scene is set - a respectable garden party at Lord and Lady Cava's residence, The Cavary. Respectable that is until one of the party is found dead, murdered. The garden party is thrown into disarray, the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunit both puzzle and entertain alongside dangerous amounts of humour. Can you solve the mystery?
11/06/2017 19:00
Consumed by grief, he undertakes work on his biggest creation yet, his lost wife... but at what cost?
12/06/2017 19:45
University of Huddersfield Fashion Graduate Degree Show
THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD GRADUATE FASHION SHOW showcases a stunning collection designed by some of the country's most talented fashion graduates.
New College Fashion Show 2017

The HUDDERSFIELD NEW COLLEGE FASHION SHOW has become renowned as a fantastic showcase demonstrating the creativity, skill and artistic capability of the students.

14/06/2017 20:00
Comedy Cellar - June 2017
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.
15/06/2017 20:00
University of Huddersfield Costume Graduate Degree Show
Be part of a thrilling trip through mystery, romance and drama with THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD COSTUME GRADUATE SHOW.
25 Years Strong
Georgie School of Theatre Arts is proud to present its annual show at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
17/06/2017 To 18/06/2017
A Kind of Magic

Stuart Performing Arts School returns to the LBT to present its annual showcase.

08/07/2017 To 09/07/2017
Comedy Cellar - July 2017
Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory.
13/07/2017 To 27/07/2017
Bodyrockerz Beatz
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
15/07/2017 To 16/07/2017
Dance Explosion 2017
Strive Community Dance is proud to present their annual show at the LBT.
Dogs Don't Do Ballet

Biff is not like ordinary dogs.

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike
Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a biomedical scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, "You're really funny, you should be a comedian" and for some reason, he took them seriously!
02/11/2017 19:30
International Comedy Special
All Stars Of Comedy Fresh from their recent LBT Sell-out. The hugely successful international comedy clash is back with an almighty bang...
04/11/2017 19:30
Jack & the Beanstalk
When young Jack returns from the market with a few beans, he never expects them to grow into a huge beanstalk. What he finds at the top is an adventure more giant than hecould possibly imagine.
11/12/2017 To 31/12/2017