What's on inLuton


Welcome to Luton

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Luton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Luton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Luton

28
AUG
Felt Mice Workshop: Pencil Toppers
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Children will work with Nic and Alison from Felt and Dandy to learn basic needle felting whilst making a beautiful little felted mouse pencil topper.This workshop is ideal for children with some experience of using needles scissors etc under expert supervision. They…

Category: Visual Arts

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03
SEP
Tales for Tots
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Luton Culture presents A chance for the museums youngest visitors to enter the house before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination.Join our friendly museum staff for a special cosy storytelling and sensory play session in…

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05
SEP
Utter! Lutonia
Luton Library Theatre Bar

UTTER Spoken Word supported and co‐produced by Luton Culture present the towns regular spoken‐word event hosted by the peoples poet Lee Nelson.An eclectic and ever‐changing line‐up of Spoken Word and sometimes musical talent from Luton London and further afield.Our September line‐up features:Don…

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05
SEP
Talk: Lets Talk About Hats
Wardown Park Museum

In September Milliner Alva Wilson will be coming to talk about his inspiration behind his latest collection and recent display Hats by Alva Wilson ‐ a collection of contemporary hat sculptures made from recyclable materials and inspired by Luton heritage.Alva will be…

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06
SEP
Factory Reset
The Hat Factory

Friday 6 September 2019Factory ResetTime: 8.30pm ‐ 9pmCost: Free Join us for the much awaited re‐opening of The Hat Factory Arts Centre as the building comes alive like never seen before...Award Winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet join forces with Next Generation Youth…

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08
SEP
Music in the Museum: Jazz - Jen Kearney
Wardown Park Museum

Luton Culture and Focus on Jazz presentEvery second Sunday of the month Music in the Museum: Jazz presents the very best of jazz in a music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room surrounded by the museums unique art collection and…

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15
SEP
Hey Diddle Diddle
Luton Library Theatre

When the full moon shines bright theres magic in the air and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows jazzy cats and runaway crockery and as we jump and jive to the music in a brilliant…

Category: Family Events

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15
SEP
Heritage Open Days: Up on the Roof
Wardown Park Museum

Take a close up look at the chimneys of Wardown House and the historic graffiti on the roof with our Heritage Collections Curator. Age guidance: 7Customer Notice: There is a lift to the second floor but only stair access to the roof.…

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19
SEP
Meet the Gardener
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Meet the Head Gardener at Stockwood Discovery Centre for a short walk around our gardens where Gary will talk about the activities in the garden for the month this will be followed by tea in our caf where there will be the…

Category: Lifestyle

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SEP
The Comedy Bar
The Hat Factory

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand‐up comedy from the nations up and coming talent.Line up: Patrick Healy Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2018 So You Think Youre Funny Finalist 2018 Hackney Empire New Act of the…

Category: Miscellaneous

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Father Figurine
The Hat Factory

Body Politic presents:A depressed stoic father. An independent anxious son. Can they heal their relationship after a traumatic family ordeal Originally performed as part of Resolution at The Place in January 2018 this September Father Figurine celebrates the companys first National Tour.…

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UK UNSIGNED Comedy: Luton Semi Finals
The Hat Factory

Heritage Associate & UK UNSIGNED in Partnership with Black Arts Heritage Luton & Beds and Luton Culture presents...The National Comedy UK UNSIGNED Semi Final at Luton Hat FactoryThe winner of the Luton Comedy semi‐final will perform as part of Upfront Comedy Club…

Category: Miscellaneous

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Heritage Open Days: A Closer Look at Straw
Wardown Park Museum

Luton Culture presents an opportunity to see our superb straw work collection. This comprises straw marquetry plaited items like baskets and dolls. Due to the fragile nature of the material these are rarely on show.Age Guidance: Aimed at Adults suitable for children…

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28
SEP
Heresey
The Hat Factory

Join Heresy for an evening of live music from The Vaulted Skies and dark dancing throughout:http:www.thevaultedskies.comIf your passion for stigmata martyrs is undead undead undead well see you there.Band from 9pmAge Guidance: Stricly 18Right of admission reserved…

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Emily Rising
The Hat Factory

Little Angel Theatre and Goblin Theatre presentA unique and heart‐warming story brought to life with stunning puppetry that will take you soaring into the sky.Thats beautiful. Sparks in the air. Like glitter hanging in the sky.Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning…

Category: Family Events

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SEP
The Scarecrow's Wedding
Luton Library Theatre

Betty OBarley and Harry OHay are excellent scarecrows. Their wedding plans are all coming together until Harry leaves Bettys side and the devilishly smooth Reginald Rake tries to take Harrys place. Will Harry make it back in time to save their special…

Category: Family Events

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29
SEP
Music in the Museum: Classical
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Sinfonia Verdi presents a classical music performance taking place in Wardown Houses stunning Drawing Room. ‐ surrounded by the museums unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.In September we welcome Spanish violinist Lucia Veintimilla and Dutch violinist Tim de…

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02
OCT
Luton Jobs Fair
Venue 360

The Luton Jobs Fair is on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at the Venue 360.The event is between 10am and 1pm.Free to attend with no registration required.The Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face‐to‐face. You can register with…

Category: Exhibitions

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03
OCT
Changing Luton - As seen through old Photographs
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Join Chris Grabham Heritage Collections Curator for an illustrated talk using old photographs from the Museums collection. Well see how some of Lutons streets and buildings have changed over the last 150 years. Using old aerial photographs and street views well see…

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04
OCT
Square Go
The Hat Factory

A Francesca Moody ProductionMax is a normal‐ish kid in a normal‐ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for a square go a fight by the school gates…

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05
OCT
Crabby
Luton Central Library

Collar and Cuffs Theatre Company presentsAn award‐winning multi‐sensory musical theatre tale of grumpy feelings and what to do about them. Crabby went a‐walking along the sea shore. Crabby went a‐walking lets see what Crabby saw.When Crabby the hermit crab loses his shell…

Category: Family Events

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10
OCT
Fatty Fat Fat
The Hat Factory

A Katie Greenall and Daisy Hale productionDo you ever feel like your body takes up too much space in a world that doesnt want to make any room Katie is fat. Shes pretty much always been fat and probably will be fat…

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11
OCT
Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer
Luton Library Theatre

Shane Shambhu reveals his secret life as a fat kid in the cultural melting pot of East London to international performer in a bedazzling mix of comedy theatre and dance. He rips up ideas of race language and culture and re‐imagines them…

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12
OCT
Delusia
The Hat Factory

Delusia resonates with anyone who has a passion for music and everything that comes with it.With a focus on techno and house music they cover everything from showcasing new and upcoming music talents whilst giving our community insights to other global events.A…

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12
OCT
Upfront Comedy
Luton Library Theatre

Teletubby turned comedian John Simmit hosts an evening of non‐stop laughter with big‐name comediansUpfront Comedy returns with an evening of high class comedy featuring rip roaring and side splitting laughs from some of the very best comedians on the scene.Line up:Wil‐E ‐…

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13
OCT
Music in the Museum: Marius Ptas
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Every second Sunday of the month Music in the Museum: Jazz presents the very best of jazz concert taking place in the stunning Drawing Room surrounded by the museums unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.Marius Ptas ‐ GuitarJohn…

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15
OCT
Macbeth
Luton Library Theatre

This is London October 1987.This is a tale of greed betrayal and murder.This is Macbeth.On the trading floor success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is how do you control it before it consumes youAward‐winning theatre company Proteus…

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16
OCT
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Wardown Park Museum

Luton Culture presentsA specially commissioned new play written by Teresa Burns to commemorate the historic burning down of the town hall the Peace Day Riots ‐ in its centenary year.Its 19th July 1919. Three rioters are thrown together in a cell.…

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22
OCT
Messy
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Multi‐award winning Zoo Co present this magical and visual story complete with original music puppets tap dancing and even a trip to the moon All the while celebrating the stories that explode from The Mess.Meet Daisy. Shes got a messy brain and…

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22
OCT
Monstersaurus
Luton Library Theatre

Monty is a young inventor with big ideas. Join him as he creates a whole world of incredible monsters. Large small hairy dusty and always smelly. Montys monster‐making skills are unstoppable but whatever is he going to do with all of…

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Tourist Attractions


Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Over 600 acres of parkland set in the Chiltern Hills makes this one of Europe's largest conservation parks. Animals to see include tigers, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, bears, hippos, przewalski's wild horse, crocodiles, flamingos, buffalo, camels, cheetahs, goats, wolves, mongoose, red panda, pere david's deer, chinese water deer,…

Veralamium Museum

Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside there are ‐ recreated Roman rooms ‐ hands‐on Discovery Areas ‐ video presentations ‐ touch screen databases ‐ some of the finest Roman mosaics…

St Albans Cathedral

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban is the seat of the Bishop of St Albans and serves the Diocese of St Albans in the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, the Borough of Luton and the London Borough of Barnet.The cathedral is a centre of worship and mission…

Knebworth House and Country Park

One of England's most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton ‐ author of the words The pen is mightier than the sword ‐ this beautiful gothic mansion is situated 29 miles north…

K & N

SnookerPool Hall at K & N in Luton, Bedfordshire. Contact venue on 01582 450270 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

Racks

SnookerPool Hall at Racks in Luton, Bedfordshire. Contact venue on 01582 721652 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Luton? See our list of attractions in Luton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.