A week-long puppetry-based summer camp working with the Young People’s Puppet Theatre. Learn backstage skills including lighting, set design and puppetry. Produce an amazing performance of the Indian folk tale of The Magic Bowl and a newly commission piece telling Luton’s Story, complete with marionette puppets!

Monday 5 – Saturday 10th August 2024, 10am – 4:30pm each day.

Just £150 for the week

Early bird price £120 available until 1st June 2024

Please note that costs do not include transport or food for the duration of the camp, which must be arranged by parents/carers.

Half price Bursaries are available; contact box office at 01582 878100 to discuss and book.

Participants must be at least 8 and no older than 12 years of age on Monday 5th August 2024.

The holiday camp will last 6 days with a final performances on Saturday 10th August at 11am and 2pm. Tickets will be available for friends and family to see the show!


  • Monday, August 5, 2024

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.


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

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