The Stables Theatre
The Stables Theatre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • toolonginexile
    Birmingham, United Kingdom194 contributions
    Best venue for miles
    Just got back home from watching Van Morrison at The Stables. What an excellent gig, the whole place was rocking. What made to more special was the theatre itself. Modern and clean with wonderful staff, who seem to be volunteers. So polite.and helpful. Drinks are not too expensive and are and they are served in proper glasses not your plastic rubbish unlike other venues, take note Birmingham Rep and others in the Midlands. The sound system was excellent and better still, the tired seat was great, I recommend the stall, sitting in row CJ, the row in front, and those behind, which give a great view of the stage, which was extended for the gig. Even then the stage is not to far back. Clean toilets reasonable priced snacks. I wish we had a decent venue like this in Solihull. They have an almost live show show most nights weekly right up to September. Well done the Stables for showing the way other small theatres should operate. They have a smaller studio theatre. Highly recommend the venue
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Chris B
    Biggleswade, United Kingdom123 contributions
    A Great Venue
    Went to see Fairport Convention. The stage was down a flight of stairs and my wife has limited mobility, but the staff could not have been more helpful, conducting us to the lift (which isn't generally available), offering to take us back up during the interval and escorting us back after the concert. Good facilities = bar, coffee, snacks - plenty of parking and good seating. Bad news is that there are moves afoot to demolish and build houses- Johnny Dankworth must be turning in his grave...
    Visited October 2019
    Written February 11, 2020
  • elaine o
    Bedford, United Kingdom29 contributions
    great entertainment , sort out the bar ,
    Great show with The Dublin Legends, great music very entertaining, only issue was at the bar , We ordered a Lager top , and they tried to charge an extra 75p for a splash of lemonade , my son pointed out that you have to pour less lager and top with lemonade so it should be a maximum price of the pint . The price is expensive enough!. also the only non alcoholic beer they had was becks blue , As the theatre is quite remote my husband is our driver so can't drink alcohol , we feel it would be good to offer a more varied amount of alcohol free beers ales and ciders, I'm sure they would sell .
    Visited March 2022
    Written March 29, 2022
  • Dick-April
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom40 contributions
    Lack of information
    If you look at the seating plan, when booking tickets, you will note the first three rows of the "horse shoe" shaped auditorium indicate...."people around you may stand".... On the night of said concert, quite a number of people were standing up and enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was great. Suddenly, the guards, sorry, I mean volunteers, were almost pulling people out of the way. There was one particular female guard who was actually quite unpleasant and went out of her way to ruin the evening. WHY bother to indicate one can stand?? Just supposing if all the customers had decided to stand in the said seats ( I think it is about 60 -70?? ) I expect said guard would have pulled the speaker plugs out. The place should clarify this situation
    Visited October 2022
    Written November 28, 2022
  • happyholidayer30
    Bedfordshire, United Kingdom1,129 contributions
    Three Degrees - disabled seating access
    Fabulous show ample disabled parking near the venue. Seating and viewing areas good. Although some wheelchair space are near the top of a flight of steps. The price of ice creams and coffee are a very good price.
    Visited October 2019
    Written January 12, 2020
  • Graham D
    2 contributions
    Great venue
    Saw Think Floyd here. I'd seen them many times before but this was one of the best venues I'd seen them in. An intimate arena, close to the action, fantastic acoustics and great views, even from the seats on the sides. Really enjoyed the show here.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 18, 2020
  • wendygundry
    8 contributions
    Enjoyable Venue
    Lovely venue. Problems with accessibility parking due to it being full early into the evening and very long queues for the bar. Shame the restaurant has not re-opened. Very enjoyable evening - comfortable, even in the very hot weather. Very helpful staff.
    Visited July 2022
    Written July 25, 2022
  • Linda M
    1 contribution
    Disappointing Christmas treat
    Music was too loud to hear actors speech particularly at the opening of the play The princess amd the pea. Actors and venue were excellent but the play not suitable for young children. Lines delivered too quickly language too adult. 3 to.6 year olds no idea what was going on. 9 and 10 year old enjoyed some of it but not anle to recap
    Visited December 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2021
  • Zanna2014
    Bedford, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Penalised for the venue cancelling a show.
    Purchased tickets for a show on 6/9/21 which did not go ahead. We have already been to 2 other events at the venue so know for a fact that it is open and functioning. We were offered no explanation for the cancellation but were offered a refund however the venue kept a £5.00 admin charge to cover their own costs. In effect penalising us for receiving no goods / services at all. Given that we had no control over the cancellation or new booking date I'm not sure this is the way to encourage customers to return - or to thank NHS staff.
    Visited September 2021
    Written October 8, 2021
  • 207alanr
    Callington, United Kingdom226 contributions
    Excellent venue
    Been here a few times now and one if the better concert venues of this size i have visited. Never had an issue with parking,always found the staff friendly and helpful. Sound quality has always been really good. Even the website is easy to use when booking your seats. All in all a great little venue, up close and personal.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written December 4, 2022
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Dick-April
Cheltenham, UK40 contributions
Oct 2022
If you look at the seating plan, when booking tickets, you will note the first three rows of the "horse shoe" shaped auditorium indicate...."people around you may stand"....

On the night of said concert, quite a number of people were standing up and enjoying themselves. The atmosphere was great. Suddenly, the guards, sorry, I mean volunteers, were almost pulling people out of the way. There was one particular female guard who was actually quite unpleasant and went out of her way to ruin the evening.

WHY bother to indicate one can stand?? Just supposing if all the customers had decided to stand in the said seats ( I think it is about 60 -70?? ) I expect said guard would have pulled the speaker plugs out.

The place should clarify this situation
Written November 28, 2022
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happyholidayer30
Bedfordshire, UK1,129 contributions
Oct 2019
Fabulous show ample disabled parking near the venue. Seating and viewing areas good. Although some wheelchair space are near the top of a flight of steps.
The price of ice creams and coffee are a very good price.
Written January 12, 2020
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Graham D
2 contributions
Jan 2020
Saw Think Floyd here. I'd seen them many times before but this was one of the best venues I'd seen them in. An intimate arena, close to the action, fantastic acoustics and great views, even from the seats on the sides. Really enjoyed the show here.
Written February 18, 2020
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wendygundry
8 contributions
Jul 2022
Lovely venue. Problems with accessibility parking due to it being full early into the evening and very long queues for the bar. Shame the restaurant has not re-opened. Very enjoyable evening - comfortable, even in the very hot weather. Very helpful staff.
Written July 25, 2022
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Linda M
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Music was too loud to hear actors speech particularly at the opening of the play The princess amd the pea. Actors and venue were excellent but the play not suitable for young children. Lines delivered too quickly language too adult. 3 to.6 year olds no idea what was going on. 9 and 10 year old enjoyed some of it but not anle to recap
Written December 31, 2021
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Zanna2014
Bedford, UK16 contributions
Sep 2021
Purchased tickets for a show on 6/9/21 which did not go ahead. We have already been to 2 other events at the venue so know for a fact that it is open and functioning. We were offered no explanation for the cancellation but were offered a refund however the venue kept a £5.00 admin charge to cover their own costs. In effect penalising us for receiving no goods / services at all. Given that we had no control over the cancellation or new booking date I'm not sure this is the way to encourage customers to return - or to thank NHS staff.
Written October 8, 2021
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207alanr
Callington, UK226 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Been here a few times now and one if the better concert venues of this size i have visited.

Never had an issue with parking,always found the staff friendly and helpful. Sound quality has always been really good. Even the website is easy to use when booking your seats.

All in all a great little venue, up close and personal.
Written December 4, 2022
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Richard K
Bloxham, UK23 contributions
Nov 2022
Great venue, great free parking, family friendly, comfortable seats .
Went here and saw Nick Cope, perfect as very friendly for the children, toilets etc all very user friendly, each spot had a kids hop up stool !!
Lovely staff, well organised parking entry ticketing tea coffee and bar.
Show was also great , thanks Nick Cope, we all enjoyed but youngest was mesmerized.
Look forward to seeing something else here and will be sure to join the mailing list.
Written November 7, 2022
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Kenny M
Milton Keynes, UK2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We went to see Think Floyd (which was amazing!). We both love the venue but the Staff are so helpful and attentive. I turned up with a broken foot and stupidly had standing only tickets. All the staff went out of there way to get me seat. It was very much appreciated. I would like to say a very special thank you to Raymond. Kind regards. Kenny &Kate.
Written January 17, 2022
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ThomasEngland
Bedford, UK171 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Visited on Monday to see Mike Scott and Brother Paul of the Waterboys. They were out of this world. Exceptionally talented. Wonderful. Lovely theatre with such kind staff. Cannot rate them highly enough.
Written June 22, 2022
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