Milton Keynes Theatre postpones reopening date

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) released a statement today (April 21) announcing it was pushing back its plans to reopen.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:04 pm

Milton Keynes Theatre won't reopen until June 26, ATG announces today.

Indoor entertainment is slated to return nationwide on May 17, as part of the Government's staggered reopening of the economy.

Previously, Milton Keynes Theatre was scheduled to reopen on this date with South African, a cappella choir, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, slated to perform. A tribute to '70s pop royalty ABBA was lined up for May 30.

A specific reason for the rescheduling wasn't given in today's statement, a spokesperson for ATG said: "This announcement puts us on a path towards opening our doors to you all.

"Our team is coming back to work in our theatre and this additional period also gives our producer partners the time to prepare their amazing productions."

The statement continued assuring customers that they don't have to do 'anything' and they would be informed via email of schedule changes. The plan is for these shows to be rescheduled, if possible, customers' tickets and seats are automatically transferred.

Ticketing website, Ents 24, advertises a 3D version of a show in the Horrible Histories franchise, Barmy Britain, as the first show scheduled to be broadcast at the theatre after June 26.

Milton Keynes Theatre is suspending performances until June 26

The earliest performance advertised on ATG's website is The Last Night of the Spring Proms, with the London Concert Orchestra taking stage on July 4.

Famous acts advertised to perform at the theatre in July includes: Jane McDonald, Jimmy Carr and Strictly Come Dancing stars, Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice, hosting a dance extravaganza.

A long list of shows cancelled due to the Covid pandemic at ATG theatres can be found on its website. It details which shows have been successfully reassigned and which potential performances still need new dates.