The newly refurbished Hat Factory Arts Centre offers a jam-packed programme of theatre, music, dance, comedy, workshops and more.
Set in the heart of the Hat District, the Centre aims to promote the development of the arts within Luton.
Usual Opening Hours:
Open 6 Days a week
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Finding The Hat Factory Arts Centre
The Hat Factory Arts Centre
65 - 67 Bute Street
We programme and pick quality contemporary theatre performances from touring companies. Most of our theatre performances only play once in Luton. Image by Richard Davenport
What our audience said about our productions:
"Just seen great performance @TheHatFactory. 'Wasted' by @katetempest IKEA, rag and bone - poetry. Go see it. Recommended."
"@TheHatFactory saw #Wasted tonight performance did the wonderful words justice! well done!!!"
The Hat Factory Arts Centre hosts an extensive and exciting Film programme.
Our ongoing collaboration with Film Factory produces Culture in Conflict, a short season of distinctive films that challenge religious, social and political oppression. Every season, we also hold special festivals and screenings which celebrate the best of cinema in this unique environment.
We encourage and support the development of local music industry. Why not
Come to our open-mic nights, RAW
Develop your skill by attending a master class run by an industry professional
Perform what you have learnt in Music Maker nights