Milton Keynes Theatre
The theatre is located in Central Milton Keynes at the junction of Midsummer Boulevard and Marlborough Gate near Campbell Park in the Theatre District and next door to the Food Centre.
If you are travelling by car there is a drop-off point at the front of the Theatre and parking in the Theatre’s own multi-storey car park which can be accessed via Marlborough Gate. Parking bays are available for orange or blue badge holders. Further spaces can be found in the adjacent Food Centre and those lining Midsummer Boulevard.
Milton Keynes Central Station is on the London Euston to Birmingham main line. Buses will take you from the Central Bus Station in front of the railway station to the relevant stop outside the Theatre on Midsummer Boulevard. You will need to cross the busy dual carriageway twice in order to get to the theatre.
Alternatively there is a taxi rank outside the station. The journey to the theatre will take about 5 minutes. To get from the train platforms, you will need to walk up some stairs, turn right along a wide corridor and continue walking through some ticket barriers to the main foyer. There are automatic opening doors and the taxi rank is situated 5 metres in front of these main doors.
The Milton Keynes Theatre was opened in 1999. Seen from the side, the building resembles a gently undulating wave, divided into thirds – a back solid part of brick and glass, a middle section of large glass panes with a front open section of beams. Out of the middle section sits a concrete circle (containing the auditorium) which is angled downwards from left to right. When you approach the Theatre from the front, you are confronted by huge large glass panes through which you can see the theatre’s spacious foyer with its steel staircase.
In front of the theatre is a Square with an Art Gallery on the left. The main entrance to the theatre has large automatic glass doors which will take you into the foyer.
The Box Office is situated to the right. It has a long low-level counter with four positions. Please collect your headset from the theatre shop which is to the left of the Box Office. You will need to leave your contact details. Large print cast lists will also be available here. If you would like to listen to the introductory notes fifteen minutes before the start of the performance, you should collect your headset in good time to take your seat.
There are accessible toilets on all levels of the theatre which can be accessed by the lift or the stairs.
The stairs are situated in the centre of the foyer, about 10 metres from the main entrance. They will take you to the Circle and the Upper Circle areas of the auditorium and also to the bars. The lift is situated to the left of the main staircase.
The seating in the auditorium is on three levels – Stalls, Circle and Upper Circle.
There are 1376 seats. In the stalls these are arranged in three blocks of tiered seating. The Circle and Upper Circles are each arranged in one block of seating. There are no steps in the aisles. Small boxes line the left and right hand sides of the auditorium.
Please note that this information has been supplied by the venue and although every effort has been made to check details, you may still have some queries. In this case, we would ask you to contact the theatre direct for clarification.
Further information and contact details
Guide Dogs are welcome at Milton Keynes theatre and can stay with you in the auditorium during the performance. Alternatively they can be looked after by a member of staff. If you are bringing a guide dog and you have not already advised the theatre, or if you require any further information before your visit, please phone the box office on 0844 871 7652.
If you are travelling by car detailed directions are available on the theatre’s website, www.ambassadortickets.com.