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

29
JUN
Stone Soup
Luton Central Library

What happens when you have run out of stories and run out of luck You find a Know‐it‐all Chef with a kitchen load of food and a grumpy yet gullible nature... and you set to work.Theatre of Widdershins present their take on…

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29
JUN
The Handlebards: Much Ado about Nothing
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Handlebards presentThe worlds first cycling theatre company The HandleBards pedal from venue to venue with all the set props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.Join their all‐male troupe for a bicycle‐powered production of Shakespeares Much Ado About…

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01
JUL
Interactive Science Exhibition
Stockwood Discovery Centre

World Touring Exhibitions UKA brand new science exhibition with already an amazing record: over 100000 tickets sold in Rome. Fully interactive innovative fun educational and entertaining it suits adults students children and families of any age. Produced by World Touring Exhibitions…

Category: Exhibitions

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02
JUL
Tales for Tots
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Enter the museum before we open to public and step into a world of fantasy and imagination.Join our friendly museum staff for a special cosy storytelling session in the museums library.Information about the chosen storybook to be confirmed.Age guidance: 0 ‐ 4…

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04
JUL
Peace Day Riots: Talk
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

In this centenary year we mark the 100th anniversary of the burning down of the town hall. Join Head of Heritage and Collections Elise Naish as she delves into this fascinating period of uprising in the town using source material from our…

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05
JUL
Solo for Two
Luton Library Theatre

British‐Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu has now spent half his life in Brazil and the other half in Britain. This new dance work is the second production in a trilogy where he explores human identity formed in‐between different cultures and dance languages.With the…

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06
JUL
Snow White, Rose Red, Bear Brown
Luton Library Theatre

Widdershins Theatre presentsSnow White and Rose Red sisters twins best friends have lived in the forest since they were Babes in the Wood. Brought up by their hardworking Mother to be kind caring and forest fluent... if sometimes a…

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07
JUL
Out of the Box
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Every first Sunday of the month we will be revealing an item out of the box from our collection.Each of the items we reveal will not have previously been on display. This is a great opportunity to see some of our fantastic…

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08
JUL
Circles in the Sand
Luton Library Theatre

Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre productionSlipping through your fingersSoft between your toesGrab it drop itWhere is it goneWith no words and accompanied by an evocative soundtrack of world music Circles in the Sand is an intimate imaginative and captivating show…

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09
JUL
A Celebration of Jazz
Luton Library Theatre

Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra LYJO presents an evening of jazz classics and new discoveries sure to appeal to all the family performed by young local musicians.Formed in 2002 by Luton Music Service brass teacher Simon Router Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra LYJO is…

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10
JUL
Recitals for Wrigglers
Luton Central Library

Enjoy two clever recitals featuring short programmes of classical music specially designed for babies and toddlers with violinist Louise Bevan and cellist Clea Friend. Toddlers can get as close as they like to the musicians to investigate how these lovely noises are…

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13
JUL
The Flying Bath
Stockwood Discovery Centre

When everyone has left the house in the morning the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath From giving a muddy piglet a shower to putting out a fire for a frightened baboon…

Category: Family Events

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13
JUL
Nextminster The Musical
Luton Library Theatre

NGYTs Young Musical Theatre Company presents Set amidst a time of social unrest. Where those in charge are failing to address the hopes and needs of young peoplethe same young people who are powerless in their quest to find someone to represent…

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14
JUL
Music in the Museum: Jazzface
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Jazzface is a trio of: Craig Stallwood Piano Pete Myatt Bass and Steve Seal ‐ Drums Craig StallwoodCraig was classically trained from the tender age of 10 and joined his first professional band a 10‐piece soul band when he was…

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18
JUL
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…

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26
JUL
The Comedy Bar
Luton Library Theatre

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand‐up comedy from the nations up and coming talent.Line up coming soon. Watch this spaceAge guidance 16…

Category: Miscellaneous

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28
JUL
Music in the Museum: Classical
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Music in the Museum: Bachs Chaconne for Solo ViolinPerformer: Enrico Alvares ViolinA performance of and exploratory talk about one of the most revered pieces in Western classical music. The event reflects almost fifty years of Enricos ongoing relationship with the piece and…

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31
JUL
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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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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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…

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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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21
SEP
Crabby
Leagrave 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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21
SEP
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
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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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…

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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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22
OCT
The Horrid House Tour
Wardown Park Museum

Explore the nasty grizzly and truly disgusting history of Wardown House Tales of vicious villans ghastly ghosts wounded bloody‐soldiers a buffet of horror to rival the most repulsive bush‐tucker trial and a serious bout of explosive diarrhoea.Written by Teresa Burns.Ages 8…

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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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