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

Luke Jermay - Sixth Sense

Friday 1 December 2017 7.30pm

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind.

His awe inspiring intuitive abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Geller who all agree Jermay is astonishing. ‘Luke Jermay’s – Sixth Sense’ has gained critical acclaim with 5 star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; He knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. From your favourite schoolteacher, childhood pet, even the colour of your underwear. Jermay impossibly knows all, sees all and tells (almost) all in an expert display of telepathy developed to amazing razor sharp accuracy.

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

KidsOut Santa Dash with Leighton Fun Runners

Saturday 2 December 2017 11am

The Santa Dash is organised by KidsOut in partnership with Leighton Fun Runners. Starting and finishing at the KidsOut office in Church Square, the route encompasses 2.5 miles of Leighton Buzzard’s finest streets and last year saw over 200 Santas take part. This year, Keri Donnellan will be hosting a jazzercise warm up for the participants at 10.45am in Church Square, with the fun run kicking off at 11am. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies afterwards.

KidsOut encourage registering in advance to make things as smooth as possible on the day, but turning up on the day is also fine. To register your interest - email KidsOut for an entry form, call 01525 243215 or pop into the KidsOut office at 14 Church Square.

Participants can enter for a minimum donation of £5, with Santa suits available to buy for an additional £5. The Santa Dash is all about making local people aware of KidsOut.

Leighton Buzzard Christmas Festival

Friday 1 December

Traditional Christmas Craft & Gift Fair in the High Street, food court and Santa’s Grotto in Church Square. The ever popular Funfair will be situated in the High Street and North Street. The entertainment starts at 4pm on the main stage with local choirs and dance groups performing, culminating in the Christmas Lights Switch On and Firework Display at 7pm.

Saturday 2 December

Kids Out Santa Dash from Church Square at 11am with the usual Market and Pop Up market taking place in the High Street from 10am. Make sure you look out for the walk-about snowman making appearances throughout the day

Sunday 3 December

The traditional family fun-day is back in the High Street with a festive funfair, extended craft and gift market, along with street theatre performances throughout the day. Jelly Roller is bringing his Dickensian Ding Dong to town, with traditional brass bands playing all of the festive favourites and Matt Barnard’s Period Prestidigitation as well as Victorian workshops offering something for everyone.

Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 2 December 2017 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.

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

The Big Band at Christmas

Tuesday 5 December 2017 7.30pm

Swing ‘n’ sing along into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – as featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie and Nat King Cole. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Christmas Carol Concert

Saturday 9 December 2017 7.30pm

Christmas Carol Concert followed by mulled wine and mince pies will be held at All Saints Church with all proceeds going to support the Leighton Buzzard Mayor's chosen charities. Everybody is welcome.

Adult £3 Concessions £2. Tickets available from Leighton-Linslade Town Council, Selections Hardware Store or All Saints Church.

Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 13 December 2017 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

Leighton Tea Dances

Wednesday 13 December 2017 2pm to 4pm

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.

Doors open at 1.15pm. Admission is £3 - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Tuesday 19 December 2017 7pm

The popular Leighton Buzzard based ‘Advance Theatre Company’ bring you a fantastic festive offering seasonal songs, sketches and music in a Christmassy setting with crackers for all, community carols, Santa and perhaps even some snow. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Venue: Leighton Buzzard Theatre, doors open 6.15pm. Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Santa's Little Helper - Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Wednesday 20 December 2017 11.30am and 2.30pm
Thursday 21 December 2017 11.30am and 2.30pm

Young Albert Tuttle is nearly 7 years old – far too old to believe in Santa! How does a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas fit down the chimney anyway? But Albert is in for a big surprise. For as he sleeps on Christmas Eve, a big fat man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbles down the chimney like a roly poly pudding. It’s Santa – he’s come for Albert’s help. Suitable for little helpers aged 3 years and above.

Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Aladdin - Leighton Buzzard Drama Group

Thursday 11 January 2018 7.15pm
Friday 12 January 2018 7.15pm
Saturday 13 January 2018 11am, 2.30pm and 6pm
Thursday 18 January 2018 7.15pm
Friday 19 January 2018 7.15pm
Saturday 20 January 2018 11am, 2.30pm and 6pm
Thursday 25 January 2018 7.15pm
Friday 26 January 2018 7.15pm
Saturday 27 January 2018 11am, 2.30pm and 6pm

Leighton Buzzard Drama Group perform the much loved pantomime 'Aladdin'. Join them in old Peking and follow Aladdin, Wishee Washee and Widow Twanky on a magical adventure. Comedy policemen, an evil magician and a rusty old lamp are all there too. Full of sing-a-long tunes, beautiful costumes and plenty of pantomime mischief, it’s a must for all the family. This is a very popular pantomime and shows sell out fast.

Venue: Leighton Buzzard Theatre, doors open 6.15pm. Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online

Proms 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 brass and silver bands from the surrounding counties.

View 2017 programme here

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 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 call the Events Team on 01525 631920. Please bring some ID with you when joining. Films are shown at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre on Wednesday afternoons.