Summer in the Courtyard: music and entertainment return to theatre’s outdoor venue

Jack Manning

The perfect place to come with friends, relax and have some fun at the end of the week! Events are free and start from 7pm on Fridays and 3pm on Saturdays from now until the end of August.

Fishing 4 Compliments

It’s Friday, the start of the weekend, the sun’s out and you want to let your hair down and have a good time with some friends listening to some excellent live music. Where better to look than Summer in the Courtyard at Lawrence Batley Theatre?

Throughout the summer, from the weekend just gone until the end of August, there will be live music and other special events happening every Friday and Saturday at the heart of Huddersfield’s cultural quarter.

The outdoor programme, which takes place in the courtyard in front of the Queen Street theatre, was initially started in 2020 and in this third year they are looking forward to seeing audiences dancing, singing along, and enjoying themselves.

The event features returning artists resident drag queen Miss D, and 5-piece indie-folk band Fishing4Compliments, as well as new voices such as local musician Richard Sykes, singer-songwriter Jack Manning and more!

Becky Atkinson, Interim Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre said “With live music outside our theatre, great cocktails and beers on offer, we have the best suntrap in Huddersfield town centre. At this free relaxed event, it’s great to have the opportunity to throw open our gates and entertain the community, especially people who might not normally come to the theatre.”

Boxteles will be playing for Summer at the Courtyard’s Parish Takeover weekend

In previous years audiences have enjoyed food alongside the music and dancing, and this year will be no different. From Fri 1 July Donna Italia authentic 12” Italian stone-baked pizzas will be served, baked to perfection in an Italian pizza oven, and there will be a range of drinks offers available to keep you fed and watered whilst you enjoy the entertainment.

Forget your troubles and go get happy at Summer in the Courtyard!

The Courtyard is fully accessible, with ramp access to the theatre foyer and bar areas and accessible toilet facilities.

More information can be found here.

Fri 1 – Ellie, Jim Dam
Sat 2 – Our Biennale
Fri 8 – Fishing4Compliments, Good Earth Collective
Sat 9 – Kirklees Pride
Fri 15 – Richard Sykes, Fifth Wheel Jazz Quintet
Sat 16 – Mustard County
Fri 22 – Miss D
Sat 23 – Comic-Con
Fri 29 – Ellie, The Faff
Sat 30 – Jack Manning, Tapestry, The Soul Surgeons

Fri 5 – Fishing4Compliments, Ugly Mug Jug Band
Sat 6 – Kirkwood Live
Fri 12 – Richard Sykes, 6 Months in Mexico
Sat 13 – Jack Manning, Ellie, What the Duck
Fri 19 – Parish Takeover Weekend: Toby Burton, Carol Hodge Band
Sat 20 – Parish Takeover Weekend: Liam Kershaw, Alfie and the Avalon, Boxteles
Fri 26 – Miss D
Sat 27 – KAPOW, Jukebox

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