Opened in 1999, Milton Keynes Theatre is a state of the art space that has one of the most technologically advanced builds in the world. The auditorium was designed to be flexible depending on what’s on stage, meaning everything from the seating to the ceiling can be adapted to give the best views and provide the optimum acoustics. The acoustic designers even went as far as using a 1:50 scale model of the building to determine how the sound would work and the optimum ceiling location.
Theatre in Milton Keynes
Capable of holding up to 1,400 guests, the theatre has a broad artistic remit, with everything from musicals, comedy, live acts, opera, ballet and pantomime shown during the year. In the past year, they’ve welcomed a genuinely diverse range of acts and names including Peppa Pig, Russell Brand and ABBA tribute nights. And with shows every weekend, and often during the week as well, there’s nearly always something on.
The theatre comes with its own restaurant, the Marlborough Gate Bistro, which offers everything from quick snacks and light bites to three-course dining. They also do a great-value pre-show package. If you fancy giving yourself the VIP treatment, book into the Ambassador Lounge where you get early entry before the show, a glass of wine, cloakroom access and your own private space. Located in the Milton Keynes Theatre District at the northern edge of town, it’s just a short stroll from our Theatre District hotel.
Covering drama, comedy, children’s and family shows, music and dance, the Stantonbury Theatre is a 256-capacity space that puts on professional and amateur shows. Part of the Stantonbury Secondary School, the theatre also puts on in-house shows, including a musical version of Robin Hood, as well as hosting travelling productions. Located in the north of the town and just off Saxon Street, the theatre has an on-site bar as well as a large, free car park.
A concept driven by charity, The Chrysalis Theatre has hosted a wide range of talent on its stage including Warwick Davis and Jonathan Dimbleby. A multipurpose space, it’s put on a variety of events including lectures, film screenings, concerts, plays, musicals and more and can hold up to 200 people. And, located at the north end of Willen Lake, it’s just a short drive from our Milton Keynes East hotel.