The Hat Factory

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

The Hat Factory is 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.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday : 7am - 8.30pm
Saturday : 9am - 8.30pm
Sunday : Closed

Admission charges

Dependent on exhibitions and events. See listings or website for details.

The Hat Factory
Bute Street Arts and Media Centre
65-67 Bute Street



01582 878100


01582 876 970

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