Hat Factory Arts Centre

Type:Music Venue

65 - 67 Bute Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2EY

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A space for everyone.

We work with local talent and leading artists from across the UK to tell fresh and exciting stories all year round. Newly refurbished in 2019, the Hat Factory Arts Centre is back and presenting its most exciting programme yet, full to the brim with live music, contemporary dance, theatre, film, workshops and more!

With a diverse programme of events throughout the year, we pride ourselves in presenting work that is fresh, relevant and surprising. We are committed to supporting local creatives and promoters as well as bringing national voices to Luton. We believe in nurturing local talent and giving young artists a platform to tell their own story.

The Hat Factory Café is open Monday-Fridayfrom 11am, serving up delicious snacks and a vibrant atmosphere to socialise with friends. Our key performance space for theatre and dance is the Studio Theatre. Next up is The Factory Floor which is a 230 capacity gig space suitable for a range of music. We also have our Basement Bar, perfect for comedy, smaller gigs and club nights, and our flexible HATCH workshop spaces that can be used for messy work, presentations, or hatching a new creative idea.

So come on in and don’t be a stranger!



  • Electric car charging point - There are nearby e-car charging stations.


  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Free Parking - Bute Street Shoppers' car park - LU1 2NQ is free after 6,

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Situated in the heart of the cultural quarter, the Hat Factory is a stone’s throw from Luton’s mainline train station, offering access to London in 22 minutes as well as the North and the Midlands. We benefit from a large car park right on our doorstep - Bute Street Shoppers car park - LU1 2NQ and it's free after 6, perfect if you are seeing an evening perfromance. There are also nearby e-car charging stations, bike racks, a bus station and we are within easy access to the M1 and A6.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 16:00
Saturday - SundayClosed

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