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The Stables Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Best place to see live music

We have seen many musicians at the Stables. Intimate theatre atmosphere, good sound and bar. The M1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bushey, United Kingdom
Amazing venue with great staff

Fantastic gem of a place. huge variety and some top names frequent the place. Small but modern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely venue”(13 reviews)
“music venue”(7 reviews)
The Stables is one of the UK's leading live music venues, offering live music for all tastes - jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU, England
+44 1908 280800
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We went to see Elio Pace perform "Billy Joel's songbook" and thoroughly enjoyed his performance. We have seen Elio several times and seems to be getting better every performance we see him with his excellent 5 piece backing band. He his a fantastic pianist with...More

3  Thank StevenL493
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This experience would almost be funny and surreal if it weren't so bad and had not been so badly handled. I and a group of 50 somethings (i.e. not ravers or troublesome) went to a Nine Below Zero gig this evening. It was an all-seater...More

4  Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen many musicians at the Stables. Intimate theatre atmosphere, good sound and bar. The M1 seems to be sorted out now so travelling not too bad.

Thank ARTrueman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic gem of a place. huge variety and some top names frequent the place. Small but modern venue with lots to offer. join the mailing list and visit often!

Thank markhuse87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visting this theatre for the last 30 years and have watched it grow it is still the most comfortable place to watch a show.

Thank helena d
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this great little venue but won’t be our last! We saw John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest in the main auditorium, the sound was brilliant and sight lines were perfect. My wife was in a wheelchair and our position was excellent and...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A fantastic venue: acoustics are great; all the seats have a great view of the stage; the seats are comfortable with leg room; the staff are on hand to help and assist; well stocked bar; the car parking assist team are really helpful ; great...More

Thank Chasingdreamscape
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

If your looking to see a show or a Band , this is the place. Great staff brilliant atmosphere worth checking out.

Thank Trevor P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been here a few times, it’s definitely one of the best theatres in the area. We saw 80’s Mania - an excellent show which appears here each year. We were front row, but anywhere has great views. You can read...More

Thank O3582DIsimonh
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have been going to the stables for many years and seen and heard a vast array of bands and comedians. fab place in every way. intimate with the headliners makes it feel its just for your entertainment. brilliant.

Thank woolstone2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Yes, I am biased towards The Stables. I have visited it many times over the past twenty years. I have tickets for two more events this year. I have eaten there, been entertained by talented people and was even inspired enough to take a music...More

Thank trevorh19
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Not been to Stables for 20+years. Modern facility, nice bar area. Friendly staff. Two theatres. Comfy seats. Intimate setting as you are close to the stage. Very professional, good night out. Will return. Sir Geoff and his team made it an interesting and enjoyable event

1  Thank robert_brant
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Marty W | Reviewed this property |
Feeling lazy?
Eleanor M
24 February 2017|
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Response from Roy3 | Reviewed this property |
This is a short taxi ride should you wish to leave your car at the hotel
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5 February 2017|
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Response from TracyB328 | Reviewed this property |
No don't worry, smart casual is fine, it's a great venue