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  The Stage Door

Last Updated: Jan 2015 [Update This Listing]
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When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: The Stage Door
  30 Webber Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8QA
Transport: Waterloo tube , train or bus
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To get a gig: Play at open mic; Sign up from 7PM, music from 8PM
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Great open mic night now running for over ten years. All styles and standards welcome. 2mins walk from Waterloo stations, friendly and supportive audience.

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A quality open mic run by people who care in a supportive pub. Had a great night here. It was very busy so make sure you arrive early.
David Sherwood - May 09
Went to this a couple of weeks ago and had a wicked night. Really friendly vibe from the players and the staff. Nice mix of styles as well. And the beer is good. Will be popping down tonight for some bank holiday boozing! whoop whoop!
Benjo - Apr 09
Tragic open mic night where performers traipse on, mumble a bit, sometimes sing in tune, sometimes not, sometimes tune their instruments, sometimes not and shuffle off again, heads held low. Not recommended.
Andy - Sep 08
This is one of the best open mics I've been to: lovely pub, well organised and well attended with an appreciative audience. Dave is very welcoming, happy hooking you up to the PA directly or miking you up if you want a more natural acoustic sound. A house guitar is on offer, and there's an upright piano in the corner which I gather is a new addition and assume is there for only one reason! The styles vary, it is largely acoustic, sometimes with acappella performances. The standard is high with some well experienced players performing, but there is a very laid back attitude, it is an open mic afterall and intended for anyone who wants to get up there and give it a bash. Well worth the visit for novice or experience performers wanting a nice relaxing end to the week.
MC - Dec 07
Really great gig! took my girlfriend down for her first songwriters night. Perfect had everything. Helpful, nice pa, good lighting, relaxed, london pride! what more could you want.
chris thorn - Oct 07
Nice venue, great staff and well organised night. Sound was decent, talent varied in genre as always, yet high in standards. Good way to end the week, have been invited back but there was no need I would have returned regardless. Take Care
Daniel - Jun 07
yep definitely one of the best open mics in london town. friendly atmosphere, great night for both performers and those who just want to sit and enjoy some good live music!
ruth - Apr 07
The best open mic in London , period . Catfish, Albino , Big Al , The Blue Vegas and myself ; we've all played here and we keep comin' back for more. Whether you're long, tall, short or skinny come on down and do your Low Yo Yo stuff .
patrico - Apr 07
Saw a great gig here on Saturday 10 Feb - Semi Detached - original material - great guitarist Sam George - someone said they are headlining on 10 March - well worth seeing!!!!
Lorraine Bowles - Feb 07
If you're searching for the heart of Open Mic Night, you'll find it here. Top quality. Well attended. Enjoy.
Catfish - Oct 06
your best bet to get a gig is to go along on a sunday for the open mic. it's a great night out and the organisers invite those whom they like to play a longer set on a saturday.
Robin - Mar 06
Would love to get a gig when ever. E-mail about how would be greatful.
Graham Holford - Mar 06
Played The Stage Door last night and thoroughly enjoyed it - Dave and Natalie made us feel very welcome, sound was spot-on, laidback atmosphere - would definitely recommend. Hope to be back there soon.
Chilli - Mar 06
last night was the 3rd time shiseido red have played a set at the stage door and we very n=much look forward to playing there again. it is a warm and friendly pub, with a great atmosphere and people really seem to be there to listen to the music which is great. the staff are great and really accomodating and it's a good opportunity to meet other musicians working the acoustic circuit. a must for any acoustic music lovers/performers
shiseido red - Mar 06
Standard is high.  This goes for the acoustics, presentation, wine and celebration.   No piano but there is a harp.
Daniel - Oct 05
Door Jam goes from strength to strength and the pub has recently been refurbished giving it a fantastic laid back feel for live music. The quality of performances is superb and musoes often collaborate there and then! All in all the finest, friendliest Jam venue in town.
Roger - Jul 05
I try and play at the Stage Door whenever I can since I started going.  It's a great atmosphere, full of people who just want to listen to the music, which makes a change.  Always features great musicians.  Highly recommended.
Alice - Jun 05
Played at The Stage Door a few times - definitely the best open mic in London (Well I've only been to about 3 but it's definitely the best of those). Great sounding PA and a really relaxed atmosphere where everyone's welcome.
Dan and Jonny - May 05
Played here for the first time last night and certainly will do again. Great sound and a very welcoming crowd and organiser. Nice one.
Robin - May 05
I play every sunday at the Stage Door. The PAs great, Dave the landlords sound and its full of australians (i'm not sure why this is). Without doubt the best open-mic night going. keep it up.
John Napier - May 05
A regular at The Stage Door's open mic since the beginning, I have witnessed it go from strength to strength. Dave the landlord, himself a fine musician and songwriter, understands how to make the performers feel welcome. Sympathetic lighting provides a cool atmosphere and some good photo opportunities. The Mackie PA is the best I have heard at an open mic. There is a fairly high standard of performer, but everybody who gets up to play is made to feel welcome. Even if you don't play, come along to listen. You wont get a better gig (FOR FREE!) on a Sunday night.
Cliff Smith - Apr 05
As a 'regular' of the Stage I look forward to the jam nights every Sun. The eclectic mix of acts and music never fails to amaze me and I'm not even musically inclined! I guarantee Mr Sticky Chewing Gum always puts a smile on your face. See ya there!
Andre - Apr 05
The Stage Door has a quality, quality sound system. To all of you out there that has ever struggled with sound i.e. absent monitors and feedback fury - you MUST play at Dave's bar. It really was a pleasure to play at this venue.
Sophie Yau - Apr 05
I regularly play at The Stage Door and love the supportive audience and great atmosphere. Everyone who plays has something different to offer. It's a night out I wouldn't miss.
Lydia Mariner - Mar 05
I attend the jam night at The Stage Door on a regular basis and every week i'm amazed by the talent.  The atmosphere is very relaxed and there is a wide variation in the styles music played.  I would definately recommend checking it out.
Natalie - Mar 05

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