Milton Keynes Theatre opened on 4 October 1999, after a 25 year campaign to get a new theatre built, our 1400 seat auditorium, with its fully retracting ceiling that provides a more intimate viewing experience, makes every visit memorable. And let’s not forget the shows themselves. The Milton Keynes Theatre offers a wide and varied programme of first class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children's shows – perfect for all ages to enjoy. Milton Keynes Theatre is a theatre and entertainment centre of excellence in the region, managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group, itself the second largest theatre group in the UK.
The Stables Theatre
The Stables was founded by Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine in 1970 in the old stable's block in the grounds of their home. It was an immediate success with 47 concerts given in the first year. It now presents over 350 concerts and around 250 education events in its two spaces: The 400 seat Jim Marshall Auditorium and 80 seat studio space. The Stables has hosted internationally renowned performers including Dave Brubeck, Amy Winehouse, Joan Armatrading, Courtney Pine, Janis Ian, Craig David, Beverly Knight, 10cc, Uriah Heep, Jamie Cullum, Bill Wyman, Cerys Matthews, Nigel Kennedy, Nils Lofgren, Steve Hackett, James Galway, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Curtis Stigers and many many others.