What's On in Leighton Buzzard

Leighton Buzzard diary. Festivals in Leighton Buzzard, concerts in Leighton Buzzard and great family days out and events in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade



Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival

Friday 30 Nov to Sunday 2 Dec 2018

Come along to Leighton Buzzard High Street this weekend for gifts, entertainment, live music, fireworks, fun and more

Friday 30th November
Starting at 4pm there will be a funfair, food court and over thirty stalls. The Christmas lights are turned on at 7pm followed by a spectactular firework display. Come early as the High Street is packed every year.
Saturday 1st December
Live entertainment, funfair, busy market plus pop-up market. Grandmas Secret Santa, chocolate-egg laying chicken from Norway and more. Leighton Fun Runners popular Santa Dash
Sunday 2nd December
Street entertainers including Comedy Christmas Cavalcade with oversized bouncing elves. The funfair will be in the High Street.


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 5 December 2018 8pm

Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co. present Comedy at the Brewery. Up and coming circuit comedians perform in the town’s very own brewery. Come along for great comics and superb beer. The brewery is on Harmill Industrial Estate on Grovebury Road.

Doors open at 7pm with performances from 8pm. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door. There is limited space in venue so recommended to book in advance.

Any enquires please email brewerycomedy@gmail.com or book online


Hairspray Jr.

Thursday 6 December 2018 8.00pm
Friday 7 December 2018 8.00pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 11.00am & 1.30pm

Hairspray Jr. is the family friendly musical piled high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony awards.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. For tickets, telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm
Saturday 2 February 2019 8pm
Saturday 2 March 2019 8pm
Saturday 6 April 2019 8pm

Barnstormers Comedy is one of the leading promoters of stand-up comedy. Barnstormers have had numerous superb comedians grace its stages over the past decade including Sarah Millican and Greg Davies. Each month their compere introduces three different top acts from the London circuit. Bring a group of friends for the perfect Saturday night out! Over 18s only please unless accompanied by a responsible person.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Doors open at 7.15pm. Admission is £10 + £1 fees - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Wednesday 19 December 2018 7pm

Celebrate the festive season with songs, sketches and music in a Christmassy setting with crackers for all, community carols, Father Christmas and perhaps even some snow. Christmas through the decades. Suitable for all the family. Presented by The Advance Theatre Company and friends in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


The Big Snowy Christmas

Friday 21 December 2018 1.30pm & 3.30pm

A funny, festive treat for ages 3+ It’s Christmas eve. The Bear family are decorating their beautiful tree, when suddenly there’s a crash, bang, splosh outside their front door. It’s poor Father Christmas, and he’s fallen from the sky. Who will deliver the presents in time for Christmas? It’s Baby Bear to the rescue.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Puss In Boots - Pantomine for all the family

Thurs 10 Jan until Sat 26 Jan 2019

LB Drama Group present the traditional family pantomime Puss in Boots. Great songs, audience participation, slapstick comedy in fact everything needed for a great panto. Take the whole family for a hilarious, great-fun show.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Leighton Tea Dances

If you like dancing, making friends, listening to music and a spot of tea then why come along to a Wednesday tea dance at Leighton Library Theatre. This is your opportunity to waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep. You will be entertained with a wide range of music and will receive complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits which will be served throughout the dance. If you are a bit rusty or if you haven’t danced before, no need to worry as there will be a workshop so you can learn all of the right moves. The Tea Dances are organised by Central Bedfordshire Council. For more information contact Loren Barnard via email loren.barnard@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5125.


Movies for the More Mature (MMM)

Wednesday afternoons

If you are a resident of Leighton Buzzard or Linslade why not join the Leighton Buzzard Over 55's Film Club. This is a great opportunity to see a film at a great price - all tickets are just £2.60 (plus £1 booking fee) which includes refreshments. These can be purchased in advance from Leighton Buzzard Theatre box office. Membership forms are available from the Town Council at the White House in Hockliffe Street or telephone on 01525 631915. Please bring some ID with you when joining. Films are shown at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Wednesday afternoons.


Music in the Park - Summer Band Concerts in Leighton Buzzard

Sundays from June to September

There are free concerts in the park held at the bandstand in Parson's Close Recreation Ground in the centre of Leighton Buzzard on many Sundays throughout the summer. They begin in June and continue throughout the summer until September. The concerts feature top bands from the surrounding counties including brass, military, jazz and more.

View 2018 programme here