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 Music presents The Pelleas Ensemble

Saturday 21 October 2017 7.30pm

The Pelléas Ensemble was formed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. Playing with “verve and polish” (The Times),  they recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award.

They are performing at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre with a programme that includes, JS Bach, Debussy, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and Ravel.

Doors open at 6.45pm. Admission is £14 + £1 fees - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 18 October 2017 8pm
Wednesday 15 November 2017 8pm
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 18 October 2017 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 22 November 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


Storyteller, Storyteller - great family show

Wednesday 25 October 2017 2pm

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are THE storyteller? A head to head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical non-verbal storytelling, that’s what. Family fun from the winners of the Primary Times Children’s Choice Award and the Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award at Edinburgh Fringe.

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


Tactics Halloween Disco - Ages 8-11

Friday 27 October 2017 4.30pm-6.30pm

It's that time of the year when the Ghosts and Ghouls are around. TACTIC are holding a spooktacular event at Astral Park for ages 8- 11 years'. Fancy dress is optional. Dance the night away and enjoy some free refreshments all for just £3.00.

Spaces are limited so don't get spooked, book your place now on 01525 373838 and have some bloodcurdling fun- it will be a grave mistake not to come.


Bonfire and fireworks Display

Saturday 4 November 2017 6.45pm

The Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade present their annual Guy Fawkes Fireworks and Bonfire. This popular display will be held at Brooklands School. Food, Hot and Cold Drinks, Donuts and Children's Rides.

Gates open at 5pm, bonfire to be lit at 6.45pm.

Tickets available from Quarters Estate Agents in the High Street, Adriennes Florists in Ropa Court, AEH Inwards along Grovebury Road or book online


Barnstormers - Stand-up comedy

Saturday 4 November 2017 8pm
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


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.