A Place for Performance, Entertainment and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887

A Place for Performance, Entertainment and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887

A Place for Performance, Entertainment and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887

A Place for Performance, Entertainment and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887

A Place for Performance, Entertainment and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887

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About Jubilee Hall

Nestling in the heart of the seaside town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk sits the historic and much-loved Jubilee Hall. Built in 1887 by local businessman Newson Garrett to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, the hall was intended for “concerts and dramatic entertainments provided by well-known artistes, dances for the little people on wet afternoons and for ‘the grown-ups’ in the evenings”. Ever since then, and true to its mission, the hall has offered an array of musical and dramatic performances – both amateur and professional. In response to local demand, it has also served as a film-theatre, dance-hall, badminton court and roller-skating rink. The Jubilee Hall is nothing if not adaptable.

The Jubilee Hall gained unexpected fame in 1948 when local residents Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears chose it as a venue for their ‘Festival of Music and the Arts’. In 1960 the first ever performance of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was given in the hall, and since then many notable opera premières have taken place there, such as Britten’s The Little Sweep, William Walton’s The Bear and Harrison Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy. Although the main venue of the Aldeburgh Festival has moved to Snape Maltings, many of the Festival events continue to take place in the Jubilee Hall.

November 24th 7.30pm

The Old Curiosity Shop

Common Ground return with this riotous, theatrically inventive adaptation, with original live music by Pat Whymark, and featuring Julian Harries as (among others) Nell’s grandfather, Sally Brass and Mrs Jarley.

TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE CALL: 07807 341364 Tickets £10/£7 (under 21’s)

December 2nd 11am-4pm

Celebration of Christmas

The Aldeburgh Business Association Christmas Market in Jubilee Hall. Father Christmas will be in attend-ance and Aldeburgh Primary School pupils will entertain us. Mulled wine, mince pies and children’s re-freshments will be available. The Christmas trail will encourage children and their families to visit the High Street. Lights will switch on at 4pm. Follow the Aldeburgh Christmas Lights Facebook page to find out more.

FREE ENTRY

December 9th 8pm (doors 7.30)

Jazz At The Movies present A Swingin’ Christmas

JAZZ AT THE MOVIES is a unique jazz group who put an irresistible spin on classic movie themes and soundtrack songs from silver screen sources both familiar and obscure.

BOOK TICKETS HERE.

January 1st-3rd 2018 – 7.30pm (on Jan 2nd there shall also be a 4pm matinee performance)

Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance

Julian Harries dons the famous deerstalker a third time, and is joined by the fabulous Dick Mainwaring, as Dr Watson, for a classic Christmas mystery with all the Common Ground trimmings – sparkling wit, ingenious staging, hilarious songs, and surreal flights of festive fancy.

TO BOOK TICKETS PLEASE CALL: 07807 341364 Tickets £10/£7 (under 21’s)

The Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall CIO act as an agent not a principal for the sale of tickets on behalf of the organiser of the event that you are booking.

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