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

14
NOV
Stolen
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Let this enchanting performance transport you to the land of no return with storytelling from Daniel Morden served by the hypnotic string accompaniment of Sarah Moody and Oliver Wilson‐Dickson.The ensemble will take you on an epic journey through a dream‐like land where…

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14
NOV
Page to Stage Workshop
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

The workshop will explore approaches and techniques for adapting traditional stories for a modern audience.Page to Stage will reveal some of the techniques used in the conception of Stolen ‐ the latest masterpiece from The Devils Violin ‐ which will be coming…

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15
NOV
SCREAM PHONE
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Pillow fights in their underwear singing into hair brushes and gossiping about their crushes what could possibly go wrong As long as they dont answer the oversized pink phone... dun dun DUUUNBased on the retro classic game Dream Phone Scream Phone will…

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15
NOV
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: Watch this spaceAge guidance 16…

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15
NOV
The Comedy Bar (November 2019)
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Headline Act is Trish Dunn Andy ZappJosh WellerAlex HaddowAdam Brides…

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16
NOV
Spontaneous Potter
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

The smash hit three time sell out Edinburgh Fringe show Spontaneous Potter is coming to Luton An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. Hilarity ensues as an entirely new Potter adventure is magically…

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16
NOV
Vinyl Revelations' 25th Birthday Party
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Vinyl Revelations is proud to present Anti‐Nowhere League with very special guests including Hazard.Vinyl Revelations 25th Birthday partyStay after the gig for Vinyl Revelations 25th Birthday party featuring special guest DJs Dr Vinyl Justice & Tatty.Doors at 7pm…

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16
NOV
Spontaneous Potter Kidz – Family Version
Luton Library Theatre

Spontaneous Potter Kidz is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. An entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot with live musical accompaniment Magical fun for the whole familyThis…

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17
NOV
THE GIANT BALLOON SHOW
Luton Library Theatre

The Giant Balloon Show will have you in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures high energy comic performance and of course the all important giant balloonWinner of The International Festival of Fools Dizzy ODare is a contemporary circus and…

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23
NOV
Heresy
The Hat Factory

Luton Culture presents Heresy.A brand new GothAlternative club night with live bands performing in the Hat Factory Basement Bar.For details on Line‐Ups please see our website. Age Guidance: Stricly 18Right of admission reserved…

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23
NOV
HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU... WHO?
Luton Central Library

Hansel and Gretal have been turned into oven gloves and dont know what to do Join them on their journey across the globe in this retelling of a well‐loved traditional fairy tale.They decide to go on a journey around the world looking…

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23
NOV
THE INDIAN'S ARE COMING: DIWALI DHAMAKA
Luton Library Theatre

The Indians Are Coming returns to Luton for an evening of entertainment to celebrate Diwali. Join some of the worlds funniest acts for an evening of laughter and one of most talented Asian magicians SJ Magic.Line Up:Mickey Sharma is an Indian that…

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24
NOV
MUSIC IN THE MUSEUM: Keziah Thomas
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

In November we welcome British harpist Keziah Thomas to our stunning grounds.As described by the New York Concert Review as Stupendoustotally original and engaging Keziah enjoys a reputation of a lively and engaging concert artist. She has appeared in major venues and…

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25
NOV
JANE EYRE
Luton Library Theatre

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent willA gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a…

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26
NOV
What She Said
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Imagine a night of dance comedy revelation and celebration....to be honest even we have questioned the formula. Ultimately its female ‐ so its bound to work.Join NGYTs dance company for the self proclaimed stand up and dance show of 2019 in a…

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26
NOV
The Butterfly Effect
The Hat Factory

Join the Butterfly project in two shows marking 16 days of activism against gender‐based violence. On Thursday 26thNovember The Butterfly Effect presents a verbatim showing of stories as part of a double bill with NGYT entitled Taking Space. Then join the conversation…

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27
NOV
Meet the Artist: Abi Spendlove
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Abi Spendlove was born in Portsmouth in 1985. She currently lives and works in Luton where she is Bursary Artist at The Hat Factory Arts Centre. She has a BA Hons from Central Saint Martins and an MA in Fine Art from…

Category: Visual Arts

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28
NOV
Sarah McQuaid
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland Sarahs also drawn critical praise for her voice which has been variously likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate and her engaging rapport with audiences: …

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30
NOV
Soonchild
Luton Library Theatre

Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs 3D and shadow puppets creative captioning integrated sign language and song plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Lights.Set somewhere north of the Arctic Circle Soonchild is the story…

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30
NOV
BASEMENT LIVE NOV
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Basement Live is proud to welcome The Sun Dog Collective this November.Their musical tastes combined create a guitar‐driven sound with influences of punk folk rock and soul. Whilst their lyrics may touch on the political and social ills that plague the world…

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01
DEC
FATHER CHRISTMAS VISITS WARDOWN
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Curl up with Mother Christmas for a special story in the library before joining Father Christmas in the dining room for a special gift from under the tree. Afterwards youll be treated to milk and cookies with our friendly elves.Refreshments includedPhoto Opportunities…

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05
DEC
Utter! Abandon (December 2019)
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Join Utter for the creative office party. Music Spoken Word and DJ sets from our friends at Clod Magazine.The event also features the Clod Magazine Bookstall.…

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06
DEC
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

06
DEC
STOCKWOOD: ILLUMINATED
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Every Friday Saturday and Sunday evening throughout the seasonal period discover Stockwood like youve never seen it before as you weave your way on a self‐guided tour through the illuminated pathways set against the backdrop of the lush greenery. The Stockwood:Illuminated walk‐through…

Category: Family Events

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07
DEC
Upfront Comedy (December 2019)
Luton Library Theatre

Upfront 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. Hosted by Upfronts regular host teletubby turned comedian John Simmit.Line up:Slim ‐ Brixtons multi‐award‐winning peoples…

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14
DEC
CAROLS AT WARDOWN: Peculi8
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Join us for our annual free performance of the nations much loved Christmas carols at Wardown House Museum and Gallery in the beautiful setting of The Drawing Room. Throughout the festive season we are pleased to bring you local choral groups to…

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14
DEC
Santa's Marvellous Magical Toyshop
Luton Library Theatre

Christmas is coming but after 164 years of service Santas Chief Elf would like to retire. Hes getting old and he wants to spend Christmas with his little family. But poor Santa is left with a very big problem. Who will make…

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14
DEC
The Hat Factory Seasonal Skill Swap
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

Its that time of year where we look back on what weve all achieved and welcome the artistic community to celebrate each others craft. Join us for a day to reflect connect and exchange in our HATCH spaces where participants will be…

Category: Visual Arts

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21
DEC
Heresy (Goth Club Night) December 2019
The Hat Factory Arts Centre

A brand new Goth club night with live bands performing in the Hat Factory Basement Bar.…

Category: Nightclubs

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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.…

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