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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9 To 5 The Musical

Direct from the West End, Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical is coming to Milton Keynes! ★★★★★ ‘This is one 9 to 5 you’ll want to do again and again and again’ The Sun ★★★★★ ‘Packed with laughs as big as Dolly’s personality’ Daily Mirror ★★★★★ ‘Hilarious comedy’ Daily Express ‘Dolly’s fun, feelgood musical’ Daily…

Tue 24 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 25 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 26 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

9 to 5 The Musical

Smash-hit musical written by country superstar Dolly Parton detailing a tale of three workmates determined to alter their workplace environment. The award-winning score features over 15 hits including the famed '9 to 5' and 'Backwoods Barbie'.

Tue 24 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 25 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 26 Sep

£13–£105 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Sun 13 Oct

£13–£28 / 0844 871 7652

Aladdin

Jump aboard a high flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking and make tickets for this year’s spectacular Milton Keynes pantomime one of your three wishes! Starring comedy legend Joe Pasquale as Wishee Washee and West End and television leading man Lee Mead as Aladdin, this spectacular adventure features a beautiful…

Sat 7 Dec

£14–£45.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sun 8 Dec

£14–£45.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 10 Dec

£14–£45.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 28 more dates until 12 Jan 2020

All You Need Is Love

www.flyingmusic.com presents The Ultimate Beatles Experience All You Need Is Love in concert

Fri 20 Sep

£31.50–£50.50 / 0844 871 7652

Annie

Musical theatre classic Annie tours the UK.

Mon 1 Jul

£17.50–£58 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 2 Jul

£17.50–£58 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 3 Jul

£17.50–£58 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jul

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

£33.65–£84.15 / 0844 871 7652

Avenue Q

Muppet/puppet musical tale – packed full of risqué songs – pondering what one can really do with their BA in English.

Tue 10 Sep

£13–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 11 Sep

£13–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 12 Sep

£13–£41.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 14 Sep

Backstage Tour June 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 29 Jun

£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 29 Jun

£10 / 0844 871 7652

Beast Quest

The Kingdom of Avantia is in peril. The magical beasts which used to protect the kingdom are now destroying it, with floods, fires and ice threatening to engulf the land. Only a hero can save Avantia and Tom has been chosen to battle the Beasts that have plunged the kingdom into danger. With his new friend Elenna, an epic…

Wed 13 May 2020

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 14 May 2020

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 15 May 2020

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 16 May 2020

£19.50–£21.50 / 0844 871 7652

Bernadette Peters

The Broadway star plays her first UK dates in 15 years. Peters has a career spanning five decades and a trophy cabinet boasting a Tony, Drama Desk and Golden Globe.

Tue 18 Jun

£22.50–£125 / 0844 871 7652

Beyond the Barricade - 20th Anniversary Tour

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Beyond the Barricade. The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Misérables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course, ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David…

Sun 1 Sep

£13–£27.75 / 0844 871 7652

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.

Sun 15 Sep

£13–£25 / 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

£33.65–£131.15 / 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

Cancelled / 0844 871 7652

Wed 9 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 871 7652

Thu 10 Oct

Cancelled / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 19 Oct

The ELO Experience

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

Thu 20 Jun

£25.50 / 0844 871 7652

The Entertainer

Sean O'Connor directs this adaptation of John Osborne's classic play about a washed-up entertainer whose personal and professional lives collide against the backdrop of the Falklands War. Starring Shane Richie.

Mon 2 Sep

£13–£43.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 3 Sep

£13–£43.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 4 Sep

£13–£43.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

An Evening with Harry Redknapp

The I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner and famous football manager tells stories from his football days and his time in the jungle.

Wed 19 Jun

£34.15–£85.15 / 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

£16.90–£65.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 25 Jun

£16.90–£65.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 26 Jun

£16.90–£65.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

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

Sun 29 Sep

£26.15–£31.15 / 0844 871 7652

Frank Skinner: Showbiz

Frank Skinner embarks on his first stand-up tour in four years.

Sun 20 Oct

£29.15 / 0844 871 7652

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.

Sun 25 Aug

£16 / 0844 871 7652

Hair: The Musical

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

Mon 15 Jul

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 16 Jul

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 17 Jul

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jul

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

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 11 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 12 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 13 Jul

£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

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Fri 12 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 13 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7652

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Sun 18 Aug

£27.40–£29.90 / 0844 871 7652

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

Mon 17 Jun

£22.65–£38.65 / 0844 871 7652

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald, one of the nation's best-loved entertainers, is back in the UK with her phenomenal new live show. The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet…

Wed 18 Sep

£39.15–£54.15 / 0844 871 7652

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock

Comedy and music hosted by the legendary comedian. Featuring Bev Bevan (The Move / ELO), Geoff Turton and more.

Sun 16 Jun

£27.90–£32.90 / 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

Sun 13 Sep 2020

£33.65 / 0844 871 7652

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Wed 28 Aug

£13–£27 / 0844 871 7652

The King and I

Lincoln Center Theatre's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical masterpiece.

Tue 25 Feb 2020

£15–£88.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 26 Feb 2020

£15–£88.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 27 Feb 2020

£15–£88.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 7 more dates until 7 Mar 2020

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

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 29 Oct

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 30 Oct

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 9 more dates until 9 Nov

Michael Palin

The Python turned adventurer discusses his life and (highly enviable) career.

Fri 21 Jun

£33.65–£43.65 / 0844 871 7652

Milton Keynes City Orchestra: Totally Tchaikovsky

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 23 Jun

£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

£25–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 24 Jul

£25–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 25 Jul

£25–£92.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug

The Mousetrap

Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it…

Mon 19 Aug

£27.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 20 Aug

£27.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 21 Aug

£27.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 24 Aug

Once The Musical

A Broadway and West End hit musical that's a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other. Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet…

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7652

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7652

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 22 Feb 2020

One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Mon 21 Oct

£24.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 7652

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!

Wed 20 May 2020

£18.15–£23.15 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 21 May 2020

£18.15–£23.15 / 0844 871 7652

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is touring the UK! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of…

Mon 30 Sep

£13–£61 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 1 Oct

£13–£61 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 2 Oct

£13–£61 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Rip it Up The 70s

Dance showcase set to a soundtrack from the 1970s by Strictly Come Dancing star Louis Smith MBE, joined by Rachel Stevens and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton and backed by a live band.

Thu 19 Sep

£27.65–£44.65 / 0844 871 7652

Riverdance

The Irish dance sensation returns by popular demand. The 2020 shows feature all new production produced by Moya Doherty and directed John McColgan. Bill Whelan's Grammy-winning soundtrack remains.

Fri 29 May 2020

£42.65–£59.15 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 30 May 2020

£42.65–£59.15 / 0844 871 7652

Sun 31 May 2020

£42.65–£59.15 / 0844 871 7652

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

Tue 22 Oct

£24.15 / 0844 871 7652

Saturday Night Fever

  • 3 stars
  • 1977
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Badham
  • Cast: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Paul Pape, Donna Pescow, Bruce Ornstein, Martin Shakar, Julie Bovasso, Fran Drescher

Remember the Bee Gees music, the white suits, the days when Travolta was a promising young talent? Nostalgia rules again with the revival of this rather ordinary teen rebellion/dance mini-classic in which an ordinary working-class youth finds the only meaning in his life during his energetic peregrinations on the weekend…

Tue 15 Oct

£13–£65.90 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 16 Oct

£13–£65.90 / 0844 871 7652

Thu 17 Oct

£13–£65.90 / 0844 871 7652

…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

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

£28.40–£30.40 / 0844 871 7652

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–£76.40 / 0844 871 7652

Tue 24 Mar 2020

£13–£76.40 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 25 Mar 2020

£13–£76.40 / 0844 871 7652

…and 3 more dates until 28 Mar 2020

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sun 6 Oct

£25.90–£30.90 / 0844 871 7652

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