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

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Annie

Musical theatre classic Annie tours the UK.

Mon 1 Jul 2019

£17.50–£55.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 2 Jul 2019

£17.50–£55.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 3 Jul 2019

£17.50–£55.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jul 2019

Anton and Erin: Dance Those Magical Musicals

The ballroom couple dance to the classic hits of musical theatre.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

£25.90–£53.40 / 0844 871 7652

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

£33.82–£44.82 / 0844 871 7652

Backstage Tour June 2019

Backstage Tour June 2019 at Milton Keynes Theatre

Sat 29 Jun 2019

£10 / 0844 871 7652

Backstage Tour March 2019

Milton Keynes Theatre Tours offer an exciting way to see the theatre from a truly unique perspective. Tread the boards of our prestigious stage and experience what your favourite performers from stage, screen and the music world enjoy every time they visit. Tours start at 10.30 and last one hour. They take you on an…

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£10 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 29 Jun 2019

£10 / 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 boy/man 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

The Bodyguard

★★★★★ 'The hottest ticket in town' Sunday Mirror The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, Alexandra Burke* returns to the role of Rachel Marron in Glasgow this December. Former Secret Service agent…

Tue 12 Mar 2019

£17.50–£69.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 13 Mar 2019

£17.50–£69.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£17.50–£69.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 23 Mar 2019

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. Featuring timeless hits from the Carpenters repertoire including 'We’ve Only Just Begun', 'Superstar', 'Top of the World', 'Please Mr Postman' and many more.

Sun 28 Apr 2019

£27.90–£29.90 / 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

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The King of PowerPoint comedy is back with a new live show.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 7652

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, still going strong.

Wed 23 Oct 2019

£28.50–£125 / 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

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

The Girl on the Train

Adaptation of Paula Hawkins' phenomenally successful novel.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

£13–£46.40 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£13–£46.40 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£13–£46.40 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£13–£46.40 / 0844 871 7652

Glengarry Glen Ross

A performance of the Pulitzer prize winning play by David Mamet based on fear and loathing in the free market.

Mon 1 Apr 2019

£13–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 2 Apr 2019

£13–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 3 Apr 2019

£13–£46 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 6 Apr 2019

The Greatest Showman (Sing-Along)

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle. Sing-along presentation.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

£18.90 / 0844 871 7652

Green Day's American Idiot (Touring)

Green Day's rock musical celebrates its 10th anniversary. Ages 18+.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

£13–£60.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 24 Apr 2019

£13–£60.40 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 25 Apr 2019

£13–£60.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 27 Apr 2019

Hair: The Musical

Loud, proud and colourful 60s musical set in anti-Vietnam America.

Mon 15 Jul 2019

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 16 Jul 2019

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 17 Jul 2019

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jul 2019

Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story

Colin Gold and Fury's original backing band, Fury's Tornados, tell his story through words and music.

Sun 21 Apr 2019

£13–£25.50 / 0844 871 7652

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

All the terror of the Tudors, replete with all the grizzly details about those murderous kings and queens, brought to the stage with 3D special effects.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 11 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 12 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 13 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Horrible Histories: The Awful Egyptians

Run – tell your mummies – the Egyptians are coming. Straight outta Ancient Egypt come facts about the pyramids and pharaohs in the stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's history books.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 12 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 13 Jul 2019

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

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 … A new play by Peter James.

Mon 15 Apr 2019

£13–£45.90 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 16 Apr 2019

£13–£45.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 17 Apr 2019

£13–£45.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 20 Apr 2019

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 31 Mar 2019

£31.65 / 0844 871 7652

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Sun 9 Feb 2020

£33.65 / 0844 871 7652

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bill Kenwright’s production of the Rice and Webber classic.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

£13–£39.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 10 Apr 2019

£13–£39.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 11 Apr 2019

£13–£39.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 13 Apr 2019

Katherine Jenkins

Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist. At this series of Christmas shows she is joined by special guest Mark Vincent and accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis.

Sun 5 May 2019

£33.65–£170.15 / 0844 871 7652

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Mon 28 Oct 2019

£25–£60 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 29 Oct 2019

£25–£60 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 30 Oct 2019

£25–£60 / 0844 871 7652

…and 9 more dates until 9 Nov 2019

Les Miserables

One of the West End's most enduring and loved musical goes on tour in the UK.

Tue 14 May 2019

£25–£75 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 15 May 2019

£25–£75 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 16 May 2019

£25–£75 / 0844 871 7652

…and 20 more dates until 8 Jun 2019

The Magic of Motown

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling…

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£25.65–£32.65 / 0844 871 7652

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

£19.40–£59.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 30 Jan 2019

£19.40–£59.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 31 Jan 2019

£19.40–£59.90 / 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

£40.15–£45.15 / 0844 871 7652

Milton Keynes City Orchestra June 2019

TOTALLY TCHAIKOVSKY Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) is a professional freelance orchestra providing a first class listening and visual experience for audiences of every stage of classical music appreciation. MKCO is dedicated to the delivery of a relevant and innovative education and outreach programme, working…

Sun 3 Mar 2019

£15.90–£40.90 / 0844 871 7652

Sun 23 Jun 2019

£15.90–£40.90 / 0844 871 7652

Motown The Musical

  • Directed by: Charles Randolph-Wright, Patricia Wilcox, Warren Adams
  • Written by: Berry Gordy

Nostalgic musical charting the journey of Berry Gordy from boxer to Motown music mogul.

Tue 23 Jul 2019

£25–£72.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 24 Jul 2019

£25–£72.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 25 Jul 2019

£25–£72.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug 2019

Northern Ballet: Victoria

Passion, tragedy, fierce devotion. Queen Victoria’s diaries revealed a life so fascinating that her daughter Beatrice tried to rewrite history. Her irrepressible love for Albert sparked a royal dynasty. But his untimely death brought the world's most powerful woman to her knees with grief. Northern Ballet's new biopic…

Tue 30 Apr 2019

£13–£42.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 1 May 2019

£13–£42.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 2 May 2019

£13–£42.90 / 0844 871 7652

£35 / 0844 871 7652

£5 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 4 May 2019

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

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is going on tour! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally! Based on…

Mon 30 Sep 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 1 Oct 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 2 Oct 2019

£13–£53 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct 2019

Robin Hood Family Workshops

Join the Milton Keynes Theatre Creative Learning Department to become one of Robin Hood's trusted Merry Men and help to steal from the rich and give to the poor! A fun filled session suitable for all the family with an interactive tour behind the scenes of Robin Hood followed by an on stage workshop where you will need…

Sat 15 Dec

£8 / 0844 871 7652

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–£63 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 5 Feb 2019

£13–£63 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 6 Feb 2019

£13–£63 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 9 Feb 2019

The Rolling Stones Story

Tribute to rock'n'roll pioneers The Stones.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

£13–£28 / 0844 871 7652

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

Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Mon 6 May 2019

£13–£27.50 / 0844 871 7652

Snow White

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

Wed 12 Dec

£14–£50.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 13 Dec

£14–£50.50 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 14 Dec

£14–£50.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 25 more dates until 13 Jan 2019

The Solid Silver 60s Show

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop. The artists sing their greatest hits and celebrate the music of the famous decade.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

£28.65–£36.65 / 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 14 Jul 2019

0844 871 7652

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd, John Maher (musical director)
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Mon 10 Jun 2019

£13–£46.65 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 11 Jun 2019

£13–£46.65 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 12 Jun 2019

£13–£46.65 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun 2019

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

Trial by Laughter

New play by acclaimed writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about the bookseller, publisher and satirist William Hone.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

£13–£40.90 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£13–£40.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£13–£40.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 2 Mar 2019

We Will Rock You

A run through all your Queen favourites in this musical penned by Ben Elton and members of Queen.

Mon 23 Mar 2020

£13–£63.90 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 24 Mar 2020

£13–£63.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 25 Mar 2020

£13–£63.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 28 Mar 2020

The Yamato Drummers

A captivating and energetic performance of Japanese Taiko drumming from a company with 20 years on the road.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

£13–£33 / 0844 871 7652

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