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Current

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, is the subject of a major survey at MK Gallery.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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Exhibitions

Inclusive Practice in the Arts Spring Showcase

26 April - 30 June 2024

Project Space

Take a visit to MK Gallery’s Project Space this spring as we celebrate four projects and partnerships from our Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme.

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Cinema

Kidnapped (12A)

24 - 29 May 2024

A young Jewish boy is forcibly taken by authorities and made to convert to Catholicism after being secretly baptised as an infant in this Italian historical drama, based on true events.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

STEPHEN

24 - 28 May 2024

Visual artist Melanie Manchot works with a recovery group in Liverpool, who take up roles in a semi-fictional film-within-a-film that explores addiction and mental health from multiple perspectives.

From £7 - £9

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Upcoming

Workshops

Drawing from Life Club: Portrait Drawing

16 January - 18 June 2024

Our monthly Drawing from Life 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

Drawing from Life Club: Life Drawing

23 January - 25 June 2024

Our monthly Drawing from Life 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

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, is the subject of a major survey at MK Gallery.

From £5.75 - £11.50

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Learning

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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Accessible Events

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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Exhibitions

Inclusive Practice in the Arts Spring Showcase

26 April - 30 June 2024

Project Space

Take a visit to MK Gallery’s Project Space this spring as we celebrate four projects and partnerships from our Inclusive Practice in the Arts programme.

Read more

Cinema

Butterfly Tale (U)

17 - 30 May 2024

A young butterfly who is unable to fly dreams of joining his friends and family on the great butterfly migration. Moments of peril are lightened by humour and positive messages in this heartwarming animated adventure.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Scarygirl (PG)

18 May - 2 June 2024

As her world is shrouded in darkness, a young girl must overcome her fears and travel to a mysterious city of light, save her father from a dangerous scientist and prevent the destruction of her planet.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Kidnapped (12A)

24 - 29 May 2024

A young Jewish boy is forcibly taken by authorities and made to convert to Catholicism after being secretly baptised as an infant in this Italian historical drama, based on true events.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Challengers (15)

24 - 30 May 2024

Tashi, a former tennis prodigy turned coach is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

STEPHEN

24 - 28 May 2024

Visual artist Melanie Manchot works with a recovery group in Liverpool, who take up roles in a semi-fictional film-within-a-film that explores addiction and mental health from multiple perspectives.

From £7 - £9

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Family Fun

May Family Fun Day

25 May 2024

Join artist Alice Boland-Rhodes to explore stories through collage and photography. The sessions will involve using collage materials to set a scene and then exploring lighting to capture the perfect – or wonderfully imperfect – photograph.

£3

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Cinema

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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Accessible Events

Relaxed Screening: Butterfly Tale (U)

26 May 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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Cinema

STEPHEN + Live Q&A with Melanie Manchot and Anthony Spira

28 May 2024

Screening followed by a live Q&A with director Melanie Manchot, hosted by Anthony Spira (Director, MK Gallery).

Visual artist Melanie Manchot works with a recovery group in Liverpool, who take up roles in a semi-fictional film-within-a-film that explores addiction and mental health from multiple perspectives.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Love Lies Bleeding (15)

31 May - 5 June 2024

Gym manager Lou falls for Jackie, a bodybuilder who is passing through town enroute to a competition in Las Vegas.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry (15)

31 May - 4 June 2024

Etero, a 48-year-old woman living in a small village in Georgia, never wanted a husband. She cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes. But her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and is suddenly faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence. Etero must grapple with her feelings and decide how to find her own path to happiness.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Fall Guy (12A)

31 May - 5 June 2024

A down-and-out stuntman must find the missing star of his ex-girlfriend’s blockbuster film.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: The Fall Guy (12A)

31 May 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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Cinema

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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Learning

Art Club: Ages 5-8

4 June - 16 July 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

4 June - 16 July 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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Cinema

My National Gallery

4 June 2024

The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. But whose stories are told? Which art has the most impact and on whom? The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs.

From £12 - £19

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Cinema

Made in England: The Films of Powell And Pressburger (PG)

7 - 12 June 2024

Producing, writing, and directing, Powell and Pressburger created some of great classics of the British golden age including The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

La Chimera (15)

7 - 12 June 2024

A group of archaeologists and the black market of historical artefacts.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (12A)

7 - 11 June 2024

Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he’s been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (12A)

7 June 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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Cinema

Two Tickets to Greece (15)

14 - 19 June 2024

When childhood friends Magalie and Blandine cross paths after many years, they decide to finally take their dream vacation to Greece.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

IF (U)

14 - 18 June 2024

A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone’s imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: IF (U)

14 June 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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Cinema

Hoard (18)

15 - 19 June 2024

The story follows Maria – a teenager whose mother used to be a hoarder. Now (set in the 90s) she lives in a foster home where a previous resident Micheal inspires her to revisit her childhood memories and passions that she has repressed.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

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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Cinema

The Garfield Movie (U)

21 - 30 June 2024

After Garfield’s unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Beast (15)

21 - 25 June 2024

In the near future artificial intelligence is in control of everyone’s lives and human emotions are perceived as a threat.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

The Origin of Evil (15)

21 - 26 June 2024

A woman on the verge of financial collapse attempts to impersonate her imprisoned lover and con her wealthy, estranged father and his new family.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus (U)

21 June 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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Exhibitions

MK Calling 2024

22 June - 29 September 2024

To celebrate 25 years at the heart of Milton Keynes’ art and culture scene, we are working in partnership with five local community groups to co-curate this year’s open call summer exhibition.

From Free - £3

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Cinema

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus (U)

23 - 26 June 2024

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s last performance, a concert film featuring just him and his piano playing for the last time before passing away.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

28 June - 3 July 2024

The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and team-up with Mad Max.

From £7 - £9

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Cinema

Milk & Baby: Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (15)

28 June 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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Cinema

Slow (15)

28 June - 3 July 2024

Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and form a beautiful bond. As they dive into a new relationship, they must navigate how to build their own kind of intimacy.

From £7 - £9

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Exhibitions

Vanessa Bell: A World of Form and Colour

19 October 2024 - 23 February 2025

An exhibition organised by MK Gallery in partnership with Charleston

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen; 1879–1961) was a key figure in 20th-century British art and played a central role in the Bloomsbury Group. The exhibition at MK Gallery – the first solo show of Bell’s work in over seven years – will be an overview spanning the artist’s illustrious career.

From Free - £15

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