Whats on in Leighton Buzzard

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



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


Summer Fayre & Fun Dog Show - Rushmere Park

Sunday 12 August 2018 11am - 4pm

Come and join in the fun and games in the beautiful setting of Rushmere Country Park - free admission with arts, crafts, all manner of stalls, refreshments and a whole host of fun activities for all the family out on The Meadow. Live entertainment from the wonderful Natasha Seale and Milton Keynes based Gwen and the Good Thing.

No booking required - just turn up! (£3 exit fee for car park) Separate charges may apply for kids amusements and trails.


Yellow Submarine - with fancy dress and mocktails

Friday 31 August 2018 8pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles groundbreaking animation you can join in this psychedelic themed 60s fancy dress and enjoy mocktails at the bar celebrating the yellow submarine and blue meanies! Prizes for best dress on the night.

Venue - Leighton Buzzard Theatre. Doors open at 7.15pm. For tickets - Telephone 0300 300 8125, call in to the box office or book online


Brewery Comedy - Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.

Wednesday 5 September 2018 8pm
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


Retroplay 2018 - Movie, Gaming & Comic Festival

Sunday 9 September 2018 10am-5pm

Retroplay is back with more guests from sci-fi and fantasy, more amazing vehicles, more incredible experiences and your favourite superheroes. Plus trade stalls with collectables and souvenirs. This is a great day for all the family, watch the children staring wide eyed as their favourite comic book hero walks past. Last year's Retroplay was a fantastic event and this looks set to be even better. Held at Brooklands School Hall in Leighton Buzzard. Full details and to book online check out the Retroplay website


An evening with Aisha Khan - Rushmere Country Park

Friday 14 September 2018 6pm

With over 25 years of experience, Aisha combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs them all with class, soul, talent and wit. Equal parts sultry jazz chanteuse and rhythm and blues belter, Aisha easily communicates heartbreak, joy and a range of emotions in between, continuing to honour the tradition of the true Divas.Full details and book online


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


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


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.