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Run down and about to close it's doors for the last time, The Waterloo was revived and brought back to life with the power of live music by none other than Mr Ian Fletcher. This man has turned the venue into a place that people travel around the world just to come and visit. 


In the last five years this ‘small venue with a massive attitude’ on Waterloo Road has welcomed local & international acts, grass roots musicians to big names and Ian says there is a reason - attention to detail.


Ian says “I’ve got big plans, there is so much more to be done but the buzz keeps me going - there’s nothing quite like this place when you’ve got a 300 strong audience, the stage, lights and then the music, it’s an experience - it’s just electric.”


The small team behind the success of the independent venue are passionate about creating a home for music fans and musicians themselves to enjoy everything from original and alternative sounds, to legendary covers and more importantly without huge price tags.


In just 5 years legendary artists such as Buckcherry, Phil Campbell, Terrorvision, Massive Wagons, The Wildhearts, Ugly Kid Joe, Soul Aslym, Cancer Bats and many more have performed sell out shows at The Waterloo Music Bar.

In 2020 the waterloo was presented 'Best Music Venue In the UK' by Planet Rock Radio, we all take immense pride in this and thank everyone from staff down to the continuing customers who make The Waterloo what it is.


With a new look and a great team behind them The Waterloo continues to grow and thrive on a daily basis and has been announced as one of the UK's fastest growing independent music venues.

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Our staff strive to be the fastest and most welcoming they can be. Customer service is one of our top priorities here at The Waterloo. Our staff are there to ensure you have the best experience possible whilst visiting our venue. 

Please respect our staff as much as we do, no violence will be tolerated.

Your belongings are not our responsibility.


If anything is lost and is handed in behind the bar we will ensure our best efforts to return the lost property to its owner.

You can purchase tickets online from our Gigs page up in the top left corner which will direct you to SeeTickets when a show is chosen.

You can also purchase tickets directly from behind the bar via cash or card, just ask a member of staff!

(Please keep in mind if the show was announced less than 2 months ago we may not have physical tickets yet).

Still Photography is allowed, if you wish to use flash photography please respect the band and ask either the bar staff or the band directly prior to the show. 

Professional videography is allowed when certified by either the band or management.

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