Milton Keynes Theatre
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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|Owner||Ambassador Theatre Group|
|Capacity||900 - 1400|
|Architect||Blonski-Heard with Kut Nadiadi & Robert Doe|
|Milton Keynes Theatre website at Ambassador Theatre Group|
Designed by architects Blonski-Heard with Kut Nadiadi and Robert Doe, the theatre design employed the latest building techniques, using some of the most technically advanced equipment available.
The auditorium has been designed to accommodate various shows: the ceiling can be lowered or raised depending on the scale of the production. The seating can also be moved around within the auditorium to vary the capacity from between 900 and 1,400. Consequently the theatre accommodates a wide range of productions, from large-scale musicals, to smaller, more intimate drama.
The acoustic designers, Arup Acoustics, used a 1:50 scale acoustic model to determine the effect of the moving ceiling on the acoustic.
The theatre is managed and operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (through a wholly owned subsidiary, Milton Keynes Theatre Ltd.) for the Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company (a charitable body). ATG were appointed as theatre operator in 1998, before the theare opened.
- "About Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company", Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- "Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company The First Years 1999 - 2005", Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- "Cultural Planning Toolkit: A Review of Resources", Cities Institute, 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
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