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Join us for a programme of free and ticketed events across the Hat District. You can expect live music, arts and street food & drink from 5pm – 9pm as part of our new regular creative social - Hat District Lates.

  • Soul Food Poetry
    Back by popular demand, Soul Food Poetry have put together an eclectic mix of DJs and musicians to host the event, and share their good vibes and big energy across the Hat District. Catch them at Hat District Lates as our resident band and hosts all throughout the summer with a guest performer.
  • Fashion Spies
    An interactive theatre show bound to make you giggle! Devil Wears Prada meets Spy Kids in this fabulous and surreal choose-your-own-adventure comedy. The stakes and the shoulder pads have never been higher...
  • Comedy Bar Unhinged at The Hat Factory
    Our new regular comedy night with the circuit’s newest up and coming acts, hosted by Jake Pickford. What makes a good comedian? You decide! Be sure to check back here for the line up.
  • Street food in the Hat District
    Try out a variety of delicious street food from food companies Wilson Street Food, Chef at Home and the biscuterie as they bring their fresh flavours to the District for all to enjoy. From Indian street food to pulled meats to sweet crepes - there's something for everyone to enjoy! (Vegan options included!)
  • Exhibition
    A brand new and exciting exhibition taking place in The Hat House basement. Stay tuned for more info!

Dates

  • Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.

Programming

To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

Other Other Events

Fashion Spies
Thu 7th Jul 2022

Fashion Spies

Picture the scene: Fashion week. Deception and divas, catwalk crooks and you busting the case wide open.

The Hat Factory

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Comedy Bar Head to Head: July
Thu 7th Jul 2022

Comedy Bar Head to Head: July

The power is in the hands of the audience. What makes a good stand-up comic? You decide.

The Hat Factory

Let's Get Down to Quizness
Thu 21st Jul 2022

Let's Get Down to Quizness

Join NGYT to celebrate their 10th year and take part in the Ultimate Creative Quiz. An evening of questions, pop up performances and creative challenges for the whole of Luton’s community to enjoy.

The Hat Factory

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