Theatre & Performance

Heritage Quay’s theatre and performance collections demonstrate the rich talent that has come from or performed in the local area. 

Sir Patrick Stewart Archive

This is our newest collection in this area. Follow the link to see what’s available for researchers to explore

Mikron Theatre Company Collection

The Mikron Theatre Company Collection is a fascinating archive of a mainly canal-based theatre company, who have been performing in pub gardens and village halls across the canal network of the UK for over forty years. It contains records of actors and those involved with the running of the company, everything from scripts to research and development folders for shows, their programmes, backdrops and advertising materials. It also charts the administrative story of keeping a small independent theatre company in business through fundraising and funding bid applications and reports.

Mikron Theatre Company production posters

Other Collections

We also have a collection of material and objects from the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society, now the Huddersfield Musical Theatre Society. Dating from the beginning of the 20th century, programmes and administrative files tell an official history, but this archive also contains objects, from conductors batons, to dolls used as show props or costume tests.

Heritage Quay also holds the Kirklees Theatre Trust Archive (Incorporating the Lawrence Batley Theatre Collection)

Membership pin badges of the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society, 1912-1938
Dame Judi Dench lays foundation stone of Lawrence Batley Theatre, 11 September 1993

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