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



Local Food Festival 2018 - Rushmere Country Park

Sunday 23 September 2018 11am

Rushmere Country Park’s Tree Tops Café is proud to support local suppliers of fresh, quality produce in line with their green credentials as a local environmental charity.

Featuring a variety of food and drink stalls from across the area, food demonstrations and tasting opportunities, fun activities for kids, including a bouncy castle and food festival experience trail. Plus live music from Tess and the Durbervilles and Songs from the Shows performed by members of The Advanced Theatre Company and The Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre with Dance performed by Swing Dance MK

Entry is free, however a £3 vehicle pay on exit fee will still apply; separate charges may apply for kid activities and trails.


Natural Causes - Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Thurs 27 to Sat 29 September 2018 8pm

Leighton Buzzard Drama Group present the hilarious play Natural Causes.

Vincent, a somewhat inept professional suicide merchant with a huge chip on his shoulder has been summoned by Walter Bryce to help his wife Celia end it all. Seems pretty straight forward? So why are her suicide letters typed and unsigned? Where does the shapely secretary fit in? Can the Samaritans save the day? Will the rubber plant survive? And just what IS so bad about Slough? Find out in this hilarious black comedy that’s as daft as it is dark!

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


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 3 October 2018 8pm
Wednesday 7 November 2018 8pm
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


Hits From The Blitz - Five Star Swing

Wednesday 3 October 2018 2pm

Famous War-Time tunes & “sing-a-long” songs brought to life by the singers and multi-instrumentalists of the 1940’s Five Star Swing band. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra plus Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for Glenn Miller’s brother, Herb and the BBC Radio Big Band.

Come along for a great afternoon of music

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Doors open at 13.15pm.For tickets, telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 6 October 2018 8pm
Saturday 10 November 2018 8pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 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


Living History Day

Saturday 6th October 2018 10am - 6pm

This year's Living History Day commemorates World War I. Come along to the High Street for displays and interactive demonstrations of wartime life. See how soldiers would cook, what weapons they used and what their first aid arm post would consist of. There will also be an Army Signal School for Children and the opportunity to receive some WWI training including drill experiences and marching. An original WWI Bi-plane will be positioned in the town centre accompanied by a pilot and crew. There will be an opportunity to have your photograph taken whilst sitting in the cockpit.

There will be loads of interesting things to do for the whole family plus there will be live music from the RAF Halton Voluntary Band and local “Voice in a Million” star, Fiona Harrison, will be singing WWI songs


NYJO Ambassadors

Saturday 20th October 2018 7.30pm

Leighton Buzzard Music present the sextet from the sensational National Youth Jazz Orchestra In "Legends of Jazz" featuring Mark Armstrong (trumpet/leader), Tom Ridout (tenor sax) Maddie Dowdeswell (trombone), Joe Hill (piano), Jack Tustin (bass) and Max Mills (drums) play music by Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Wheeler and more.

Venue: Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre. Doors open at 6.45pm. For tickets - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Crafty's Halloween Spooktacular

Friday 26 October 2018 2.00pm

Each Halloween, Crafty the Crow invites all his friends to see the treasured Golden Pumpkin at his Halloween Spooktacular – the biggest Halloween party in town. But this year someone is up to no good, because the Golden Pumpkin has been stolen… but who by? Surely not Pongo the Pig? Or Sheena the Sheep? Or maybe Barry the Butler did it. Come in your scariest Halloween costume and help Sally the Scarecrow solve the ghostly goings-on.

Crafty’s Halloween Spooktacular is a 45-minute song-filled, action packed performance – the perfect length for 2-7 year olds - after which the adventure continues as each child gets the chance to play Trick or Treat with Crafty and his friends, and receive a special spooky gift.

Venue: Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre. For tickets - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book here


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