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

Oxjam Leighton Buzzard 2018

Throughout March 2018

Oxjam is the name for the nationwide music festival in aid of Oxfam. It's been running since 2006 and involves musicians and singers the length and breadth of the country.

Leighton Buzzard Oxjam takes place throughout March and will be the town's 10th annual Oxjam festival raising almost £50,000 in total for Oxfam so far. Events are held in clubs, halls, pubs, schools and churches throughout the town. There will be music for all tastes including folk, rock, pop, jazz, choral, swing, latin and more. For the full event schedule, visit Oxjam Leighton Buzzard online.

Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 14 March 2018 8pm
Wednesday 11 April 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

Piano Recital by Tom Hicks - Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm

Leighton Buzzard Music present Tom Hicks who made a great impression on his previous visit in a chamber group two years ago.
Programme: Janacek - In the Mists. Haydn - Sonata in G minor. Debussy - Images, Book 1. Prokofiev - Sonata No. 8

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

Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 7 April 2018 8pm
Saturday 5 May 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

James Goff Big Band - with vocalist Jeannie Dee

Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm

The James Goff Big Band will be performing with Jeannie Dee at Vandyke Upper School supporting the Mayor's Charities.

Tickets are £12 and are available from the Town Council and Selections Hardware Store

The Opposite Sex - Leighton Buzzard Theatre

Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 April 2018 8.00pm

Leighton Buzzard Drama Group present The Opposite Sex an hilarious comedy by David Tristram. Disillusioned husband and wife, Mark & Vicky, have a very eventful dinner party with two mere acquaintances – or so they think. What should have been a friendly night at home turns into a social nightmare. The air becomes thick with insults, black eyes and broken china.

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

Me And My Girl - Leighton Buzzard Youth Theatre

Friday 27 at 7.30pm and Saturday 28 April 2018 at 2pm & 7.30pm

Leighton Buzzard Youth Theatre are proud to present the classic musical comedy Me and My Girl. You will recognise the hit songs from the show such as - 'Lambeth Walk' 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On' and 'Leaning on a Lampost'

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

War Of The World - The Pantaloons

Wednesday 2 May 2018 7.30pm

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s…” And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average… The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heat-rays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale.
The chances of success? A million to one…

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

Magic Dave and Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre

Saturday 12 May 2.30pm

Magic Dave, the award-winning children’s entertainer, will be returning to provide an afternoon of magic and music ably supported by the talented Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre. This performance is for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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

One Night With Elvis and the Dagnall Community Choir

Saturday 12 May 7.30pm

Elvis is back by popular demand, rocking for Macmillan. An evening of great music with the “One Night with Elvis Band”, talented local musicians led by vocalist Eugene O’Hara. Ably supported by the Dagnall Community Choir performing well loved show songs. Enjoy a lively evening of music from these performers in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

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.

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 (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.