The Venue is the newest addition to performing arts and theatre in Milton Keynes. Situated in the South East of Milton Keynes near Central Milton Keynes, and close to the M1, The Venue is set to become a landmark within Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, supporting community, professional and corporate use. The Venue MK is proud to host performers ranging from Milton Keynes on Professional Orchestra, the MKCO, to many of the wonderful Performing Arts Schools based in and around the area, as well as wonderful touring productions from all over the country. Join our mailing list, or follow us on social media to find out more.
10 November 2018
Doors From 7pm
The Comedy Cow are hosting their next evet The Comedy Cow Prime Cut, showcasing some of the best comedians on the circuit. The event will consist of 5 great acts all performing their best material for night of hilarity.
MC for the night is gentle giant Mark Dollan, best known as the host on channel 4's 'Great Balls of Steel' and 'The Jump'. His story telling comedy will keep you hooked all night.
Opening- Simon Brodkin who is the brain child behind Lee Nelson, the prankster who delivered Teresa May her P45, Donald Trump a selection of 'Nazi' golf balls, raided the stage at X-Factor and nearly boarded the plane with the England football Team. Simon is a master of the stage and will have you in stiches form the start.
Middle section - Morgan Rees is a new boy to the comedy circuit, that doesn't mean much in his presence. Engaging, observational and an act you will say, remember when we saw him...….
Middle Section - Masai Graham - a master of the one liners, accolades and awards for his quick jokes and laugh a minute style. being crowned UK pun Champion to winning the best joke at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Headline - Richard Herring is know as one of the best stand ups on the comedy circuit, a veteran of the comedy world and a master of what he does. He has wrote for multiple shows including 'Little Britain' and appeared on topical panel show including 'Have I Got News For you'. His skills are second to none whether it is radio, live stand up, podcasts or TV.
Doors open 7pm
First Act 8pm
Final Act 10pm
Please note there will be two large intervals than our standard night.
Presented by Dreams'n'Wishes
Sat 22 Dec 18 - Sat 5 January 18
Dick Whittington arrives in London Town seeking fame and fortune. Here he meets a magical cat, with a talent for catching rats that overrun the streets. These talents soon earn Dick a job working in Alderman Fitzwarren's shop and when he falls in love with Alice, the boss's daughter, things are really looking up!
With a steady job and his cat ridding London of rats it looks like his dreams are coming true, but King Rat - and his army of rascally rodents - has other ideas. He hatches a plan that will soon have Dick fighting to save his good name, win back the heart of his true love and save the world from rat domnation!
There'll be old favourites and new faces as the Dreams'n'Wishes Team once again bring their traditional blend of songs, laughter and warm hearted family fun to the best little panto in Milton Keynes.
25 October 2018
Autumn at the Venue comprises of an evening of work produced by the students of Walton High from Dance, Drama and Music. This is a collection of pieces that have been worked on since the beginning of this academic year in keys stage three through to post-16. The evening also includes an abridged version of Matilda the musical. Walton High is one of few schools in Milton Keynes and indeed across the country to be working with the RSC in developing the Matilda Champion Schools Project.
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and creates her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers.