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Exhibitions

Young Minds Creative Arts

3 February - 31 March 2024

Project Space

This project was set up by residents of the YMCA Milton Keynes to help express themselves through Art. Throughout this project, their young people have been given the creative freedom to create any art piece that they desire.

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Upcoming

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Barbie (12A)

25 August 2023 - 13 March 2024

Eccentric and individualistic, Barbie is exiled from Barbieland because of her imperfections. When her home world is in peril, Barbie returns with the knowledge that what makes her different also makes her stronger.

From £7 - £9

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Oppenheimer (15)

25 August 2023 - 12 March 2024

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.

From £7 - £9

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Milk & Baby: Barbie (12A)

25 August 2023 - 8 March 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Workshops

Portrait Drawing

16 January - 18 June 2024

Our monthly life drawing club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman exploring the art of portraiture.

All skill levels are welcome but please note that these sessions are only lightly guided.

£15

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Workshops

Life Drawing

23 January - 25 June 2024

Our monthly life drawing club invites you to draw from a live model alongside our associate artist Paul Berryman exploring observational figurative drawing.

All skill levels are welcome but please note that these sessions are only lightly guided.

£20

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Exhibitions

Young Minds Creative Arts

3 February - 31 March 2024

Project Space

This project was set up by residents of the YMCA Milton Keynes to help express themselves through Art. Throughout this project, their young people have been given the creative freedom to create any art piece that they desire.

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Migration (PG)

16 February - 16 March 2024

A family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime.

From £7 - £9

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The End We Start From (15)

16 - 22 February 2024

A woman tries to find her way home with her newborn while an environmental crisis submerges London in floodwaters.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

17 February - 2 June 2024

American photographer Saul Leiter (1923 – 2013), one of the most important practitioners of the post-war period and a pioneer of colour photography, celebrated for his evocative images of New York City in the 1950s and 1960s, will be the subject of a major survey at MK Gallery opening 17 February 2024.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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Workshops

Maker Space: Artist Masterclasses for 11-14 Year-olds

21 February - 30 October 2024

Taking place over school holidays, Maker Space is a programme of artist masterclasses for 11–14 year-olds. Led by practicing artists, the workshops offer young people the opportunity to learn from the artists themselves, to experiment with different art forms, materials and mediums.

£25

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Milk & Baby: The Colour Purple (12A)

23 February 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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The Colour Purple (12A)

23 - 28 February 2024

A woman faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

From £7 - £9

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All of Us Strangers (15)

23 - 28 February 2024

A screenwriter drawn back to his childhood home enters into a fledgling relationship with a mysterious neighbour as he then discovers his parents appear to be living just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

From £7 - £9

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NT Live: Vanya

24 February 2024

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

From £12 - £19

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Family Fun

Family Fun Day: Exploring Colour

24 February 2024

Join us this February Half Term for our Family Fun Day, Exploring Colour with artist Monika Lorincova.

Inspired by our Saul Leiter: Unfinished World exhibition, we are offering a fun-filled afternoon with a range of activities for the whole family.

From Free - £15

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Accessible Events

Relaxed Screening: Migration (PG)

25 February - 17 March 2024

These screenings have sensory-friendly adjustments which aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a relaxed and welcoming environment. Tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the cinema and visitors are free to move around the space as needed. No trailers are shown and the hand dryers in the Sky Room toilets are switched off. Sensory Scout Kits, inclusive of ear defenders, will be available upon arrival.

From £7 - £9

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Relaxed Exhibition Viewing: Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

25 February - 26 May 2024

Our Relaxed Exhibition Viewings are quiet hours tailored to support visitors with neurodivergence, inclusive of communication or sensory needs, autism and learning disabilities.

Sensory Scout Kits are available on entry to the Gallery with ear defenders and sensory aids included. The hand dryers in the toilets are switched off and tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the galleries.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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Learning

Art Club: Ages 5-8

27 February - 21 May 2024

Creative weekly after-school workshops that aim to promote and nurture children’s love of art in a non-competitive, creative environment. Running during school term time, this after-school club acts as an alternative space for art education that looks to grow our future artists in confidence, expression and creativity led by a practicing artist. Each half-term will focus on a different theme, medium or material loosely based on our main exhibitions programme.

£7.50

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Learning

Art Club: Ages 8-11

27 February - 21 May 2024

Creative weekly after-school workshops that aim to promote and nurture children’s love of art in a non-competitive, creative environment. Running during school term time, this after-school club acts as an alternative space for art education that looks to grow our future artists in confidence, expression and creativity led by a practicing artist. Each half-term will focus on a different theme, medium or material loosely based on our main exhibitions programme.

£7.50

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Hamlet (15)

27 February 2024

Two-time Academy Award nominee and Shakespearian titan, Ian McKellen, stars in this thrilling and uniquely modern take on The Bard’s classic tragedy. In cinemas nationwide for a special one night event on 27th February, the screening will include an exclusive recorded Q&A with Ian McKellen and Director, Sean Mathias.

From £12 - £19

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American Fiction (15)

1 - 6 March 2024

A novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from Black entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of the hypocrisy and madness he claims to disdain.

From £7 - £9

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Milk & Baby: Turning Red (PG)

1 March 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Turning Red (PG)

1 - 3 March 2024

A thirteen-year-old girl named Mei Lee is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the changes of adolescence. And as if the challenges were not enough, whenever she gets overly excited she transforms into a giant red panda.

From £7 - £9

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The Zone of Interest (12A)

1 - 6 March 2024

Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife Hedwig strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden beside the camp.

From £7 - £9

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This Blessed Plot (12A)

3 - 5 March 2024

When Lori, a young Chinese filmmaker, arrives in the small English village of Thaxted, she discovers it’s a place where the dead surround the living and the border between the two is easily crossed. Her landlady Maggie introduces her to the village church and Lori becomes fascinated with long dead Socialist Vicar, Conrad Noel, who speaks to her from beyond the grave. And he’s not the only one.

From £7 - £9

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The Iron Claw (15)

8 - 13 March 2024

The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s.

From £7 - £9

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The Settlers (15)

8 - 12 March 2024

In Chile in 1901, three horseman are paid to protect a vast estate. Accompanying a British soldier and an American mercenary is a mixed-race sniper, who realises that his true mission is to kill the indigenous population.

From £7 - £9

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Your Fat Friend (15)

8 - 12 March 2024

The rise of Aubrey Gordon, from anonymous blogger to best selling author. Her aim? A paradigm shift in the way that we view fatness. A film about fat, family, the complexities of change and the deep, messy feelings we hold about our bodies.

From £7 - £9

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Titanic: The Musical

10 March 2024

Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning production.

From £12 - £19

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Talks

Inclusive Practice Sharing with Attenborough Arts Centre

14 March 2024

Join MK Gallery’s Inclusive Practice in the Arts team and Attenborough Arts Centre in a creative sharing day exploring the hugely successful Art and Us and SENsory Atelier programmes. This will be followed by an artist-led workshop with inclusive practitioners Matt Shaw and Sian Watson Taylor.

From £25 - £35

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Bob Marley: One Love (12A)

15 - 20 March 2024

The story of how reggae icon Bob Marley overcame adversity, and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

£10

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Milk & Baby: Migration (PG)

15 March 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £7 - £9

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Getting it Back: The Story of Cymande (12A)

16 - 19 March 2024

They are the unsung heroes whose message of peace, love and funk sailed beyond Britain’s shores and helped shape music for five decades. Long after they stopped playing, the music played on, so they returned to play some more.

From £7 - £9

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (48th and 1/2 Anniversary) (12A)

17 - 20 March 2024

Monty Python and the Holy Grail returns to cinemas for its 48th and 1/2 anniversary.

From £7 - £9

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Samsara (U)

19 March 2024

In the temples of Laos, teenage monks accompany a soul in transit from one body to another through the bardo. A luminous and sonorous journey leads to reincarnate on the beaches of Zanzibar, where groups of women work in seaweed farms.

From £7 - £9

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Milk & Baby: Soul (PG)

22 March 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

From £6 - £7

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Perfect Days (PG)

22 - 27 March 2024

A reserved, kind-hearted Tokyo janitor finds beauty in the ordinary in this gentle and quietly poignant drama.

From £7 - £9

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Soul (PG)

22 - 24 March 2024

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.

From £7 - £9

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The Taste of Things (12A)

22 - 27 March 2024

The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet who she has been working for over the last 20 years.

From £7 - £9

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NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

23 March 2024

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

From £12 - £19

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Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

29 March - 4 April 2024

After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

£5

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Milk & Baby: Wicked Little Letters (15)

29 March 2024

Milk & Baby screenings are for guardians and babies under the age of 1 years old. An adult must be accompanied by a baby to attend. Each ticket also comes with a free tea or filter coffee available from the café. Supported by Milk & Beans, Milton Keynes’ first and only Specialty Coffee Roasters.

£5

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The Favourite (15)

29 March 2024

To celebrate the Sky Room’s 5th Birthday, we are screening The Favourite, which was the first film we ever showed.

In early 18th-century England, the status quo at the court is upset when a new servant arrives and endears herself to a frail Queen Anne.

£5

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Accessible Events

Relaxed Screening: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

29 March 2024

These screenings have sensory-friendly adjustments which aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a relaxed and welcoming environment. Tickets are limited to reduce the number of people in the cinema and visitors are free to move around the space as needed. No trailers are shown and the hand dryers in the Sky Room toilets are switched off. Sensory Scout Kits, inclusive of ear defenders, will be available upon arrival.

£5

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Wicked Little Letters (15)

30 March - 4 April 2024

When people in Littlehampton – including conservative local Edith – begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town’s women investigate.

£5

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Accessible Events

BSL-interpreted Tour: Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

30 March 2024

Join volunteer tour guide Deb Malton and explore our latest exhibition Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World.

This tour will be delivered in spoken English and interpreted in British Sign Language (BSL) by an accredited interpreter. It is particularly suited to D/deaf visitors, those learning BSL, and visitors attending in a mixed group of Hearing and D/deaf.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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ROH: Madama Butterfly

31 March 2024

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

From £12 - £19

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Accessible Events

Toddle Exhibition Tour: Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

6 April - 11 May 2024

A fun-filled sensory experience for you and your little ones! Our exhibition, Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World, will be brought to life by our sensory tour guide Julia Collar, who will ignite the galleries with music, story-telling, object handling and play. Not to be missed!

From Free - £5

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Accessible Events

SEND Exhibition Tour: Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

6 April - 11 May 2024

Take a journey on our award-winning sensory tours and experience Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World through the multisensory magic of Artist Julia Collar! A unique and playful sensory exploration designed especially for individuals of all ages with additional and complex support needs, and their families. Makaton signing used throughout.

From Free - £5

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ROH: Macmillan Celebrated

14 April 2024

The Royal Ballet celebrates the breadth of Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act ballets.

From £12 - £19

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ROH: Swan Lake

28 April 2024

Classical ballet’s most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness returns to the Royal Opera House stage.

From £12 - £19

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ROH: Carmen

5 May 2024

Damiano Michieletto’s sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet’s score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song. Antonello Manacorda and Emmanuelle Villaume conduct an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina and Vasilisa Berzhanskaya sharing the title role.

From £12 - £19

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Accessible Events

Audio-described Exhibition Tour: Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World

21 May 2024

Experience in-depth visual descriptions, alongside hand-held and touch elements, of key works from our current exhibition Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World. This event is led by MK Gallery Associate Artist and tour guide Julia Collar, and is suitable for those who are blind or partially sighted, and their companions.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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ROH: The Winter’s Tale

26 May 2024

Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

From £12 - £19

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ROH: Message in a Bottle

2 June 2024

The iconic songs of Sting. The electrifying choreography of Kate Prince. This is a tale of hope.

From £12 - £19

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ROH: Andrea Chenier

16 June 2024

Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging of Giordano’s epic historical drama, conducted by long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano.

From £12 - £19

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