Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre
500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ
  • Box office 0844 871 7652
  • General enquiries 0844 871 7627
  • Bar open 6pm–late.
  • Food served 6pm–beginning of evening performances.
  • Website www.theambassadors.com/miltonkeynes
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It took Milton Keynes 25 years to get its own theatre but the result, designed chiefly by Blonski-Heard, is a sensitively-designed modernist treat. The auditorium has a movable ceiling, enabling it to be re-scaled for both intimate drama and big musicals, and punters praise the wide corridors, accessible facilities and friendly staff.

The theatre hosts touring plays, musicals, dance shows, comedy, ballet and opera as well as community productions and owners Ambassadors Theatre Group offer their Creative Learning department to encourage local people to get involved in theatre. Backstage tours are also available.

The theatre features several bars, minimising queuing time, and the cocktail bar features live piano. Early bird meals are available, and for those who can't watch a show without ice cream, at least some of it is locally sourced.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

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Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger

Lucy Bailey's new adaptation of Agatha Christie's short story 'Philomel Cottage'.

Tue 3 Jul

£20.90–£43.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 4 Jul

£20.90–£43.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 5 Jul

£20.90–£43.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 7 Jul

Annie

Direct from the West End, Annie returns in 2019! This 'glorious revival' (The TImes) is touring the UK. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous…

Mon 1 Jul 2019

£17.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 2 Jul 2019

£17.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 3 Jul 2019

£17.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jul 2019

Audition Master Class

The Leading Edge Arts Project (LEAP) will be running professional audition master classes on two dates in 2018 with a West-End Musical Director. The sessions are aimed at anyone who wants to audition for drama school or become a musical theatre performer to refine their audition technique. We ask participants to prepare…

Mon 23 Jul

£150 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 6 Oct

£30 / 0844 871 7652

The Band

  • Written by: Tim Firth

Brand new British musical featuring the songs of Take That, created in association with Britain’s most successful band. Written by Tim Firth The Band tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a male pop group. Playing the boy band are Five to Five, the winners of the BBC show Let It Shine.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 6 Mar 2019

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 9 Mar 2019

Benidorm

Stage version of the long-running ITV sitcom.

Mon 15 Oct

£16–£56 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 16 Oct

£16–£56 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 17 Oct

£16–£56 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 20 Oct

The Bodyguard

The smash-hit West End musical, The Bodyguard returns to tour the UK! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the…

Tue 12 Mar 2019

£17.50–£61.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£17.50–£61.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£17.50–£61.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

Caro Emerald

Dutch singer putting a modern pop spin on post-war jazz styles.

Tue 9 Oct

£29.15–£104.15 / 0844 871 7652

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Wed 12 Sep

£27.50 / 0844 871 7652

Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Tue 12 Feb 2019

£23.65–£134.15 / 0844 871 7652

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

A comedy about a heist that goes wrong, from the people that brought you The Play That Goes Wrong.

Tue 20 Nov

£16.90–£36.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 21 Nov

£16.90–£36.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 22 Nov

£16.90–£36.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 24 Nov

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Thu 11 Oct

£27.15 / 0844 871 7652

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The Stafford-born stand-up who worked as a writer on TV comedies The Fast Show and The Mrs Merton Show presents his latest tour featuring Powerpoint presentations.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 7652

Dinosaur World Live (Open Air Theatre)

Interactive show about dinosaurs, in which you can meet some life-like versions of the mighty beasts.

Thu 19 Jul

£15.90 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 20 Jul

£15.90 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 21 Jul

£15.90 / 0844 871 7652

Doctor Dolittle The Musical

Based on the 1967 film, Dr Doolittle finds the Doctor and his menagerie of friends on the hunt for the Giant Pink Sea Snail, who holds the secret of life and making the world a happier place.

Tue 8 Oct 2019

£20.90–£62.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 9 Oct 2019

£20.90–£62.40 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 10 Oct 2019

£20.90–£62.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 19 Oct 2019

The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breathtaking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girls nights out with…

Fri 12 Oct

£26.50–£31.50 / 0844 871 7652

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Mon 8 Oct

£23–£25.50 / 0844 871 7652

English National Ballet: Kenneth MacMillan's Manon

A masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Wed 24 Oct

£13.90–£54.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 25 Oct

£13.90–£54.90 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 26 Oct

£13.90–£54.90 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 27 Oct

£13.90–£54.90 / 0844 871 7652

£30 / 0844 871 7652

Fame the Musical

Performing arts students dance and sing their way to success in this musical based on the hit movie.

Mon 24 Jun 2019

£16.90–£59.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 25 Jun 2019

£16.90–£59.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 26 Jun 2019

£16.90–£59.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun 2019

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Sun 2 Sep

£23.75–£28.75 / 0844 871 7652

Flashdance

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster, Phil Edwards (musical supervision), Arlene Phillips (choreography)
  • Written by: Tom Hedley (book), Robert Cary (book & lyrics), Robbie Roth (music)

A story of a young girl named Alex who is a welder by day and a 'flashdancer' by night. She dreams of becoming a professional dancer at the Shipley Dance Academy, but when a romance surfaces will it threaten her ambitions?

Mon 16 Jul

£20–£55.40 / 0844 871 7652

  • 19:30

Tue 17 Jul

£20–£55.40 / 0844 871 7652

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Jul

£20–£55.40 / 0844 871 7652

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

Flashdance

Musical about Alex: welder by day, dancer by night.

Mon 16 Jul

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 17 Jul

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 18 Jul

£20.90–£56.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul

The House on Cold Hill

A modern day ghostly thriller. When the Harcourt family move into the dilapidated Georgian mansion in the remote Sussex countryside, they quickly realise they aren't the only residents …

Mon 15 Apr 2019

£13–£42.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 16 Apr 2019

£13–£42.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 17 Apr 2019

£13–£42.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 20 Apr 2019

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sun 4 Nov

£26.40–£28.90 / 0844 871 7652

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

  • 4 stars

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Sun 28 Oct

£24.15 / 0844 871 7652

Jane McDonald

The light entertainment chanteuse and Loose Woman presents an evening of music and laughter.

Fri 14 Sep

£33.90–£44.90 / 0844 871 7652

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sun 25 Nov

£31.65 / 0844 871 7652

Sun 31 Mar 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 7652

Late & Live: Castle Comedy

Paul Revill hosts stand-up from headliner Paul Sinha and his support, Olaf Felafel.

Fri 27 Jul

£12–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Les Miserables

One of the West End's most enduring and loved musical goes on tour in the UK with a months long residency at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.

Tue 14 May 2019

£20–£70 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 15 May 2019

£20–£70 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 16 May 2019

£20–£70 / 0844 871 7652

…and 20 more dates until 8 Jun 2019

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Mon 25 Jun

£17.50–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 26 Jun

£17.50–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 27 Jun

£17.50–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 30 Jun

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the…

Tue 29 Jan 2019

£19.40–£58.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£19.40–£58.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£19.40–£58.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 2 Feb 2019

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Sun 7 Apr 2019

£47.75 / 0844 871 7652

Mike and the Mechanics

Rock/pop supergroup led by former Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford.

Sun 7 Apr 2019

£40.15–£45.15 / 0844 871 7652

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Wed 10 Oct

£23.90–£30.90 / 0844 871 7652

Nativity The Musical

A sing-a-long Christmas musical based on the popular Christmas comedy.

Wed 14 Nov

£15.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 15 Nov

£15.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 16 Nov

£15.90–£66.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 18 Nov

An Officer and a Gentleman: The Musical

Musical based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. With direction by Nikolai Foster, choreography by Kate Prince and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis.

Mon 9 Jul

£19.40–£72.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 10 Jul

£19.40–£72.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 11 Jul

£19.40–£72.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul

One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Sun 26 Aug

£14.90–£27.90 / 0844 871 7652

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£39.65–£44.65 / 0844 871 7652

Rain Man

Bill Kenwright presents a stage adaptation of the hit movie about a self-centred salesman and his autistic savant brother.

Mon 3 Sep

£15.40–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 4 Sep

£15.40–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 5 Sep

£15.40–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 8 Sep

The Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Brighton for a run over the Christmas period. The classic musical follows Dr Frank'n'Furter and his weird and wonderful adventures. Featuring the songs 'Time Warp' and 'Sweet Transvestite'.

Mon 4 Feb 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 6 Feb 2019

£13–£55 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 9 Feb 2019

The Sensational 60s Experience

Music show featuring Mike Pender (original voice of the Searchers), Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, the New Amen Corner. Hits include 'Needles and Pins', 'Out of Time', 'I’m Into Something Good', 'Storm in a Tea Cup', 'Bend Me Shape Me' plus many more.

Sun 17 Feb 2019

£13–£30.90 / 0844 871 7652

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

Wed 25 Jul

£17.50–£57 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 26 Jul

£17.50–£57 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 27 Jul

£17.50–£57 / 0844 871 7652

…and 7 more dates until 5 Aug

Snow White

The tale of Snow White, the seven dwarfs and a really dodgy apple.

Sat 8 Dec

£14–£47 / 0844 871 7652

Sun 9 Dec

£14–£47 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 11 Dec

£14–£47 / 0844 871 7652

…and 28 more dates until 13 Jan 2019

Spirit of the Dance

The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance is one of the most successful shows ever to come out of Ireland and has been seen by more than twenty five million people in fifteen countries around the world. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish Dance…

Mon 10 Sep

£13–£30 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 11 Sep

£13–£30 / 0844 871 7652

Summer Musical Theatre Course

Join Milton Keynes Theatre and the Leading Edge Arts Project (LEAP) for the first week of the school summer holidays for this energetic, interactive and creative musical theatre course. Led by West End Performers and Artistic Directors Zachary Morris and Rebecca Brewer this 5 day course will be the ultimate creative…

Mon 23 Jul

£150 / 0844 871 7652

That'll Be the Day

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of…

Sun 19 Aug

£27.90–£29.90 / 0844 871 7652

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Sun 19 Aug

£27.90–£29.90 / 0844 871 7652

  • 19:00

Tom Gates

From the producers of Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of Tom Gates live on stage in an exciting and hilarious adventure that sends Tom’s world spinning.

Wed 8 May 2019

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 9 May 2019

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 10 May 2019

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 11 May 2019

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Sat 15 Sep

£27 / 0844 871 7652

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Wed 19 Sep

£22.40–£66.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 20 Sep

£22.40–£66.90 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 21 Sep

£22.40–£66.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 13 more dates until 6 Oct

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