Exciting Pop Up Theatres Comes to Luton

Thu 18 - Sun 21 Oct

Four fabulous days of stand-up comedy, outstanding new writing, family shows, spoken word and more...

Roundabout is a 4-day showcase of contemporary theatre, new writing, music, comedy, spoken word, family shows, local talent and workshops that will provide a flavour of the inspiring programme the Hat Factory will offer when it reopens in 2019. Come along and join the conversation – there’s a chance to influence the future programme at the Hat Factory.

Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to St George's Square, Luton. Seated in-the-round and close to the action; Roundabout combines comfortable seating with cutting-edge sound and lighting technology to create an unmissable theatrical experience. You can read more about Roundabout here.

Shappi Khorsandi

Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

Renowned comedian and TV favourite, Shappi Khorsandi, comes to Luton with her latest show, Mistress and Misfit.

Age: 16+


Fri 19 Oct, 9am & 10.45am

A colour filled show for babies aged 6-18 months. There will be a special performance at 12.30pm for those with SEN needs.

How to Spot an Alien

Fri 19 Oct, 3pm, Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct, 12.30pm

A fantastical search for alien life in a quest full of fun, friendship and flying saucers.

Age: 5+

Sticks and Stones

Fri 19 & Sun 21 Oct, 5.30pm

Razor sharp political satire, a play from BAFTA nominated Vinay Patel.

Age: 14+


Fri 19 Oct, 8pm & Sat 20 Oct, 5.30pm

From the director of The Crystal Maze Live Experience - a brand new comedy spy game! Part Theatre. Part Game. Part Improv Comedy.

Age: 13 +

Island Town

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct, 3pm

A bittersweet story about hope, friendship and dreams of an escape.

Age: 14+

Lemn Sissay

Sat 20 Oct, 8pm

Join us for an intimate performance from one of the nation’s leading voices in poetry.

Age: 14+

Hat Factory Forum

Sun 21 Oct, 11am

An opportunity to chat with our team about the Hat Factory’s future programme and the Roundabout project.

Luton Presents

Sun 21 Oct, 7pm

An evening to celebrate the local creative work happening in Luton right now.

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