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.

What's On


Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit 

Thu 18 Oct, 8pm

Renowned comedian Shappi Khorsandi comes to Luton!

Age guidance: 16+



Fri 19 Oct, 9am, 10.45am & 12.30pm

A colour filled show for babies aged 6-18 months.

Age guidance: 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 guidance: 5+


Sticks and Stones 

Fri 19 & Sun 21 Oct, 5.30pm

A razor sharp political satire from BAFTA nominated Vinay Patel.

Age guidance: 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 guidance: 13+


Island Town 

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Oct, 3pm  

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

Age guidance: 14+


Lemn Sissay 

Sat 20 Oct, 8pm

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

Age guidance: 14+


Hat Factory Forum 

Sun 21 Oct, 11am

Your chance to let us know what you think of Roundabout and the Hat Factory.

This event is free but booking in required.


Luton Presents 

Sun 21 Oct, 7pm

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