The Huddersfield based theatre has confirmed that it will open its Courtyard gates from Friday 16 April in line with the easing of Government restrictions on Monday 12th April.

The theatre, which is housed in a Grade II listed building, has announced that it will be reopening the Courtyard most Fridays and Saturdays from 16th April providing a beer garden and street food offer to its community. Summer in the Courtyard will be completely contactless with socially distanced tables and one-way systems in place alongside stringent cleaning.

While opening initially as a beer garden, the Lawrence Batley Theatre plans to programme live local talent from Friday 21st May in line with the next stage of the Government roadmap, before launching a summer season of outdoor performances. More information about the Summer season will be announced soon.

Talking about the news, Henry Filloux-Bennett, CEO & Artistic Director of the Lawrence Batley Theatre comments on the reopening; “I am delighted to be able to share the plans for our initial reopening. The return of
Summer in the Courtyard sees the Lawrence Batley Theatre build on the success of our last outdoor
season which was recognised as one of the top venues in Yorkshire getting social distancing right.
This year we are back bigger and better than ever, and we can’t wait to safely welcome our
community back through our doors.”

More information and opening hours for Summer in the Courtyard can be found at