Developed in the 1960s, Milton Keynes is dubbed the “New City” and was built as a new town to help with population overspill in London. Since its creation, it has become known for its historic sites, music, and culture - including Bletchley Park Mansion, Willen Lake, and the Concrete Cows in Bancroft. In 1999, after a 29-year campaign to bring a new performance venue to the town, Milton Keynes Theatre opened. It has a ceiling which can be lowered to create a more intimate space for smaller productions, and its diverse space has welcomed tours of musicals, plays, opera, and dance, as well as a Christmas pantomime. With exciting UK tours of Strictly Ballroom and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coming to the city in 2023, theatre fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to shows in Milton Keynes.