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.

What’s On

october

20oct11:00 am4:00 pmThe Big Draw

22oct3:00 pmSONGMAKERSAN AFTERNOON FOR CHILDREN WITH IAN McMILLAN

22oct7:30 pmBETWEEN YOU AND MEWITH IAN McMILLAN & LUKE CARVER GOSS

24oct7:30 pmLIZA PULMAN SINGS STREISAND

25oct7:30 pmTHE MARINERBY PAT WHYMARK (COMMON GROUND THEATRE)

27oct(oct 27)10:00 am28(oct 28)5:00 pmALDEBURGH AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR10am - 5pm daily

november

01nov7:30 pmKEITH JAMES IN CONCERT: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

02novAll Day04ALDEBURGH POETRY FESTIVAL

09nov7:30 pmNEVER SUCH INNOCENCE

10nov8:15 pmDARK SIDE OF THE WALL TRIBUTE CONCERT(Doors: 7.30pm)

16nov(nov 16)6:00 pm17(nov 17)6:00 pmTHE HAPPY PRINCEJUBILEE OPERA

24nov7:30 pmHorn Factory

december

15dec7:30 pm'A Christmas Cracker'Part of the AJH Concert Series 2018

27dec(dec 27)7:00 pm30(dec 30)7:00 pmA Crag Path Christmas

january

01jan7:30 pm04(jan 4)4:00 pmTHE SCARLET PIPISTRELLEBY PAT WHYMARK & JULIAN HARRIES (COMMON GROUND THEATRE)

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