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

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The Magical Library
Luton Central Library

The old shop librarian is just about to shut up the library at the end of a long day when he comes across a magical ancient book that contains tales of amazing adventures. As he reads the stories they come to life…

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Map Dance Spring Tour
Luton Library Theatre

Mapdance is an established exciting company of young dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally. Mapdance is jointly directed by Award Winner Yael Flexer Flexer & Sandiland and Detta Howe. Mapdance performs a diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers. This year…

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The Comedy Bar
Luton Library Theatre

Line up:Dylan Gott HeadlinerBlake AJAli WoodsKathryn MatherJoshua MassenAge guidance 16…

Category: Miscellaneous

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(LOL) Ladies of Laughter with Noreen Khan
Luton Library Theatre

Expect a night of non‐stop laughter this April from top comedians Shazia Mirza Esther Manito and Glenda JaxsonAge guidance: 16Customer notice: All acts are confirmed at time of booking. Occassionally acts may be replaced for reasons beyond our control. If this happens…

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Music in the Museum: Inspired by Back (Part 2)
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Sinfonia Verdi presentsA Classical music performance will take place in the stunning Drawing Room surrounded by the museums unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.Line Up:Sebastian Comberti ‐ Cello ‐ Inspired by Bach Part 2One of the UKs foremost…

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Family Group Conference Training (Accredited 3 day
Luton

Often families do not recognise the resources within their own network and this lack of recognition can sometimes lead to intervention by professional and statutory services. You do not need to work in the social care profession to become a FGC Coordinator.Family…

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Talk: Focus on Fashion
Wardown Park Museum

Sue is a Museum Maker who has helped to co‐produce our current Focus on Fashion exhibition. She will share her experiences as she explores the methods of making; the people behind making the garments and what was discovered whilst preparing the costume…

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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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Theodor Kern: Landscapes
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Austrian born artist Theodor Kern 1900‐1969 trained at the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts. Kern was a skilled artist notable in a number of different styles. Kern travelled extensively across Europe painting and holding exhibitions developing his craft as an artist. Kerns…

Category: Exhibitions

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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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Luton History on the Page
Leagrave Library

As part of this years Local & Community History Month local historian Howard Chandler will be delivering a talk based on books written about Luton and by LutoniansHoward has read and reread at least 80 books about Luton in the course of…

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MAY
Kite
Luton Library Theatre

The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre presentFrom acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd creators of inventive playful and compelling new theatre Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon Swanhunter Hag The Girl with the Iron Claws Kite is…

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Luton on the Page
Luton Central Library

As part of this years Local & Community History Month local historian Howard Chandler will be delivering a talk based on books written about Luton and by LutoniansHoward has read and reread at least 80 books about Luton in the course of…

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The Man Without a Past
Luton Library Theatre

Presented by New Perspectives Theatre Written by Aki KaurismkiAdapted for stage and directed by Jack McNamara One minute you know who you are. The next minute your minds a blank slate... The lives of an eclectic community living in abandoned shipping containers…

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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spectacular Magic Show
Luton Library Theatre

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping heart stopping brain busting opinion adjusting death defying mind frying spirit lifting paradigm shifting outlook changing furniture rearranging magic extravaganza Witness a mountain of mysterious magic a hatful of hyper‐reality and of…

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Duckie
Luton Library Theatre

Family‐friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically‐acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell as Duckie in his first work for children. Set in an animal circus we join him on his search to find a tribe…

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MAY
Music in the Museum: Tina May: Jazz
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

A jazz music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room surrounded by the museums unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.International singing star Tina May is joined by Parisian jazz pianist Patrick Villanueva and double bassist Arnie Somogyi…

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Glisten
Luton Library Theatre

Meet a gentle character who discovers through play the enjoyment and wonderment of a variety of sparkling and shining materials uses small torches to make the material sparkle introduces ambient colourful lights to create different moods and concludes by inviting his new…

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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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I am Turtle
Stockwood Discovery Centre

The MakeShift Ensemble presentsA tale to enchant listeners young and old I am Turtle is an enthralling delve into the great oceans to hear Turtles story and what we can do to take care of their home.All about the magical world of…

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The Ronnie Scotts All Stars: Anniversary Concert
Luton Library Theatre

The Ronnie Scotts All Stars: The Ronnie Scotts Story: 60th Anniversary ConcertDirect from Londons world‐famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage The Ronnie Scotts All Stars take you on a guided musical tour…

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Music in the Museum: Classical
Wardown Park Museum

Performers: Julia Barker Violin and David Murphy Violin and ViolaThis illustrated performance will feature the music of Bach Mozart and their contemporaries including the violinist Giuseppe Tartini. The performance will include a demonstration of the ideas of this remarkable musical genius…

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Status
Luton Library Theatre

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesnt want his anymore. About running away from the national story youre given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to…

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MAY
Lost Property
Stopsley Library

Join our little detective as she investigates the bits and pieces in her Lost Property Office. From suitcases to cricket bats treasures come from Pakistan England and all the places in between. This is a show about misplaced objects and the…

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House Tour for Kids
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Join us for a brand new horrid‐history style tour of Wardown House discover the fun stories behind the house and explore the rooms in a new light.Age guidance: 8 ‐11 years older children welcome at discretion of guardiansGuardian notice: Please drop children…

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MAY
Be not Afeard
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Collar and Cuffs Theatre Company. Presented by LittlestockBe not afeard. The isle is full of noises sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not. How do we help our children grow the skills to be confidently curious about their world…

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Treasure Island
Luton Library Theatre

LP Creatives Ltd presentsThis child‐friendly adaptation of Treasure Island is a very funny high energy big bold and bright show with crazy characters all your favourite songs and a swashbuckling sensational story on the seven seasFrom these highly experienced producers of childrens…

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Young Herbert's Horrors
Stockwood Discovery Centre

Half Moon presents a Justin Coe production ‐ Presented by LittlestockYoung Herbert is a little horror. Living on a boat should be the ideal life for a wannabe pirate but the boats grounded until Herbert can learn to tidy his cabin eat…

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Sourpuss
Stockwood Discovery Centre

When shut out of the house Sourpuss feels lost and confused but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him.Watch his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin stinky rubbish and vibrant…

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The Noise Next Door: Remix
Luton Library Theatre

The undisputed masters of off‐the‐cuff comedy will transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters witty one‐liners and explosive physicality. Remix will see the chaotic quartet change the…

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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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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.