World Class Music and Entertainment
Located in Wavendon, Buckinghamshire and just a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Milton Keynes, The Stables is one of the UK’s favourite music venues.
It was founded by the world-famous jazz musicians Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine in 1970. The venue presents more than 350 concerts each year, covering a wide range of musical genres – everything from jazz to rock, blues to classical and country to soul. John and Cleo’s founding vision was that The Stables should promote ‘all music for all people’ - almost 50 years on, their vision is still very much alive and kicking!
There are two concert venues on The Stables site: the larger of them, the Jim Marshall Auditorium, has a capacity of 398 with room for 40 standing; Stage 2 can seat 80 and is used for smaller, more intimate gigs featuring up-and-coming artists or more established names experimenting with new material.
Since 2010, The Stables has also produced IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, which takes place at venues and spaces across the city. Held every two years, it is now established as one of the UK’s most exciting and successful multi-artform festivals.
For more information, visit www.stables.org