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



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


Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 5 May 2018 8pm
Saturday 2 June 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


May Day Fayre

Monday 7 May 2018 at 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Rotary Club of Leighton Buzzard present the annual Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre. As usual, there will be a full programme packed with events for the whole family including live music, street dance, steel bands, gun dog displays and much more. The events take place in both the High Street and Parsons Close recreation ground. The fun starts with the opening ceremony featuring the Heath Band at 9.30am in the High Street with the traditional Maypole dancing at 10.30am.


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 9 May 2018 8pm
Wednesday 13 June 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


Magic Dave and Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre

Saturday 12 May 2018 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.

Appearing at Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Lake Street. 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


Big Lunch Food Festival

Sunday 3rd June 2018 11.00am - 4.00pm

The annual Big Lunch Food Festival takes place in the High Street with street food stalls, cookery demonstrations, activities, live music and more.


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.