The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory
65–67 Bute Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2EY
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Ahir Shah - Live

Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay…

Thu 25 Nov

£12 / 01582878100

Art Therapy

Come paint, draw and be creative in your own special way. Butterfly Project - Art Therapy is an open studio space in the Hat Factory using creative expression and art as therapy. Led by a qualified Art Psychotherapist, these women-only sessions are devised to calm the mind and create space for new ways of being, thinking…

Thu 6 Jan 2022

Free / 01582878100

Thu 13 Jan 2022

Free / 01582878100

Thu 20 Jan 2022

Free / 01582878100

…and 10 more dates until 31 Mar 2022

Basement Live

A series of free music nights featuring local bands.

Sat 30 Oct

£5 / 01582 878100

Sat 27 Nov

£5 / 01582 878100

Sat 29 Jan 2022

£5 / 01582 878100

Beginners Crochet Course

Join in our 'Place of Making' workshops with established artists to learn new skills, creative techniques, and make your own art. Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? If the answer is yes then please join us for this 6 week beginners crochet course where Nicola from Tea Cake + Make will have you hooking in no time!

Mon 24 Jan 2022

£85 £85 for all 6 sessions / 01582878100

Butterfly Effect - 16 Days of Activism

A film screening of Butterfly Effect, a verbatim dance performance exploring the journey from abuse to recovery. Butterfly effect the performance debuted at The Hat Factory Arts centre in 2019 and is presented in 2021 as part of the Butterfly Project’s season for 16 Days of Activism. 16 Days of Activism is a global UN…

Fri 26 Nov

£3–£5 £5 | £3 concessions / 01582878100

Butterfly Effect - 16 Days of Activism

A film screening of Butterfly Effect, a verbatim dance performance exploring the journey from abuse to recovery. Butterfly effect the performance debuted at The Hat Factory Arts centre in 2019 and is presented in 2021 as part of the Butterfly Project’s season for 16 Days of Activism. 16 Days of Activism is a global UN…

Fri 26 Nov

£5 / 01582 878100

Christmas Bauble Workshop

Join in our 'Place of Making' workshops with established artists to learn new skills, creative techniques, and make your own art. Join us for some festive crochet fun and make your own crochet Christmas Bauble, once you know how you will want to make a full set for your tree this Christmas! During this workshop Nicola…

Sat 13 Nov

£25 / 01582878100

The Comedy Bar

Join resident MC Jake Pickford every third Friday of the month for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent. See website for full Line Ups.

Fri 19 Nov

£6 / 01582 878100

Fri 17 Dec

£6 / 01582 878100

The Comedy Bar (February)

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent. Line Up - TBC

Fri 18 Feb 2022

£6 / 01582 878100

The Comedy Bar (January)

Join resident MC Jake Pickford for an evening of stand-up comedy from the nation's up and coming talent. Line Up - TBC

Fri 21 Jan 2022

£6 / 01582 878100

Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw. It’s simple,a night of free play and creativity with drinking and drawing. Join us each month for a get together to share ideas, create art and drink. There are no rules, no boundaries, just a full blown explosion of creative energy. This monthly event is for everyone and anyone aged 18+ interested in…

Thu 11 Nov

£3 / 01582 878100

Thu 9 Dec

£3 / 01582 878100

Thu 10 Feb 2022

£3 / 01582 878100

Fri 11 Feb 2022

Times to be confirmed / £3 / 01582 878100

Drink and Draw (January)

Drink and Draw. It’s simple,a night of free play and creativity with drinking and drawing. Join us each month for a get together to share ideas, create art and drink. There are no rules, no boundaries, just a full blown explosion of creative energy. This monthly event is for everyone and anyone aged 18+ interested in…

Thu 13 Jan 2022

£3 / 01582878100

Filmed With Love: Luton's Queer Film Night (December)

The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents 'Filmed with Love' - Luton’s Queer! film night. A safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to enjoy the community’s most loved classics with an entertainment twist. Film: The Greatest Showman Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural…

Thu 16 Dec

£7 Strictly Over 18's / 01582878100

Filmed With Love: Luton’s Queer Film Night (January)

The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents 'Filmed with Love' - Luton’s Queer! film night. A safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to enjoy the community’s most loved classics with an entertainment twist. Film & Drag Act: TBC About Gayle: Gayle is more than just a gay beer. Our message reaches…

Thu 13 Jan 2022

£7 Strictly 18+ / 01582878100

Filmed With Love: Luton’s Queer Film Night (November)

The Culture Trust in partnership with Gayle presents 'Filmed with Love' - Luton’s Queer! film night. A safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to enjoy the community’s most loved classics with an entertainment twist. Film: The Birdcage Armand and Albert have built the perfect life for themselves tending to…

Thu 18 Nov

£7 / 01582878100

First Time

Award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall (It’s a Sin) and Dibby Theatre present their critically acclaimed ‘hilarious’ and ‘heart breaking’ hit autobiographical show about growing up positive in a negative world.

Thu 28 Oct

£12 / 01582 878100

It Starts With Me

An original play with music from award winning local theatre company NGYT, devised in conversation with their Musical Theatre Company and performed on World Kindness Day. I'd hug myself if I could, but sometimes I don't know how… 'It starts with me' is all we should and all we sometimes can't. Take a glimpse into our…

Sat 13 Nov

£10 / 01582 878100

Needle Felt Robins

Join Nic Cremona from Felt and Dandy and learn all basic needle felting techniques whilst making a wonderful little Robin standing on a vintage cotton reel. You will learn how to make a charming needle felted Robin and will cover all basic needle felting techniques needed for most creations -which Nic will demonstrate and…

Sat 27 Nov

£45 / 01582878100

Needle Felted Ladybirds and Bumble Bee Pins

Join in our HATCH workshops with established artists to learn new skills, creative techniques, and make your own art. Make a wonderful ladybird and an enchanting Bumblebee hat/lapel pin with expert guidance from Alison Cremona of Felt and Dandy. Learn all basic needle felting skills, and much more, whilst being guided…

Sat 5 Feb 2022

£40 / 01582878100

Sarah McQuaid

The Spanish-born singer-songwriter and guitarist plays traditional tunes alongside contemporary songs.

Sat 5 Feb 2022

£10 / 01582 878100

Slim

With seven sell out tours and six smash hit comedy specials: the multi award winning Slim has been called the King of the Black British Comedy Circuit, but how does he feel about this title? As tour support for both Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle, with seven sell out tours and six smash hit comedy specials: the multi award…

Sat 6 Nov

£20 / 01582 878100

Songs Of My Heart

A unique inter-cultural show with contemporary music by a violin-cello duo and Indian classical odissi dance. A rich evening of surprising variety and depth. Something familiar combined with a novel experience - a well-loved aria of Purcell Lament of Dido is interpreted with the expressiveness of Indian dance. Kadam Dance…

Fri 12 Nov

£10–£12 £12 | £10 concession / 01582878100

Tír na nÓg

An immersive adventure that offers a gentle introduction to the world of Irish folklore, traditional music, dance and Gaelic language for the very young. Using a mixture of original and existing scores, with vocals in English and Gaelic, Tír na nÓg follows the inquisitive Orla as she discovers a small, winged creature in…

Thu 28 Oct

£3 / 01582878100

Too Pretty To Punch

Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain. It reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.

Fri 25 Feb 2022

£10–£12 / 01582 878100

Utter! Lutonia presents Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker performs from ‘Heart on my Sleeve’, his new collected works, celebrating 40 years of performing.

Thu 2 Dec

£10 / 01582 878100

Vinyl Revelations: UK SUBS

Vinyl Revelations presents UK SUBS with support from Knock Off and Spring Park.

Fri 29 Apr 2022

£16.50 / 01582 878100