Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra (LYJO) presents

An evening showcase of jazz classics and new discoveries that will appeal to all ages, performed by young, local musicians in Luton.

Formed in 2002 by Luton Music Service brass teacher, Simon Router, Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra (LYJO) is one of the Music Service’s flagship ensembles.

LYJO has been fortunate to work with some exceptional professional musicians. These have included Gordon Goodwin, Clark Tracey, Ian Shaw and Jacqui Dankworth. They have been finalist in the National Festival of Music for Youth in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014 and have also played in many prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall at the School Proms in 2007 and the Primary Proms in 2014.



  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Luton Library Theatre

Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.

The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!

All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.

In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.

Venue Hire

Luton Library Theatre with it's 238 seated capacity auditorium and Bar Area. See Venue Hire for more information. 


To become part of Luton Library Theatre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

Other Family Friendly Events

Nancy Newberry: Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings / Articles of Faith
22nd Nov - 1st Feb 2020

Nancy Newberry: Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings / Articles of Faith

Dallas-based photographic artist Nancy Newberry brings her internationally recognised brand of performative photographic portraiture to Luton in a two-part project which includes her first UK commission.

Storefront Gallery

Workshop Family Friendly

See All Family Friendly Events See All Events