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.

Friday 19 Jan 2018 12 noon

Ruisi Quartet

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme
Haydn Quartet in D minor Op.9 No.4
Bartok Quartet No.2

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=32401

Friday 26 Jan 2018 12 noon

Mettis Quartet

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme
J.Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No.5 “The Lark” in D Major
R.Schumann String Quartet Op.41 No.3 in A Majo

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=25602

Friday 26 Jan 2018 6:30pm

Festival Preview

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival

A mid-winter look ahead to high summer as Roger Wright and Dan Whitfield present a preview of the 2018 Aldeburgh Festival.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=26002

Friday 2 Feb 2018 12 noon

Mettis Quartet 2

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme
M.K.Čiurlionis String Quartet in C Minor
D.Shostakovich String Quartet Op.73 No.3 in F Major

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=32601

Friday 9 Feb 2018 12 noon

Alauda Quartet

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme to include Mendelssohn and Bethoven

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=25402

Sunday 11 Feb 2018 4pm

Prometheus Orchestra

Programme
Boyce Symphony No 5
Dvorak Wind Serenade
Beethoven Symphony No 6 ‘Pastoral’

Come and enjoy the first of our two 2018 concerts, the year which marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of Prometheus Orchestra.

Tickets available from Snape Maltings Box Office: 01728 687110
or via their website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/prometheus-orchestra

Friday 16 Feb 2018 12 noon

Alauda Quartet 2

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme to include Mendelssohn and Bethoven

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=32602

Friday 23 Feb 2018 12 noon

Improviso

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme to include Handel and Corelli

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=25604

Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 March 2018

Aldeburgh Literary Festival

Once again we are presented with an exciting mix of talks at the 17th Aldeburgh Literary Festival, ranging from history, politics and biography to royalty, bees and bereavement.

The Festival Exhibition at the Aldeburgh Gallery will be presented by Cambridge artist Elizabeth Hodder, taking the theme of “small corners” – warm interiors and unusual corners of Suffolk, and reflecting her many visits to friends and family in the area.

Tickets on sale from Aldeburgh Bookshop in January – email johnandmary@aldeburghbookshop.co.uk to be added to the mailing list.

FURTHER TICKET INFORMATION – www.aldeburghbookshop.co.uk/page/faqs

Friday 9 Mar 2018 12 noon

North Sea Ensemble

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Programme to include Haydn and Grieg

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=25404

Friday 16 Mar 2018 12 noon

North Sea Ensemble 2

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=44801

Friday 23 March 2018 12 noon

Albion Quartet

Part of Friday Lunchtime Concert

Programme
F.Schubert String Quartet No.13 Op.29 “Rosamunde” in A Minor
A.Dvořák String Quartet No.12 Op.96 “American” in F Major

For more than 25 years young string quartets and chamber ensembles have come to Aldeburgh for a series of winter and spring residencies. They study intensively and perform the results of their work in the Jubilee Hall to a loyal and enthusiastic audience.

BOOK TICKETS HERE – https://snapemaltings.co.uk/tickets/book/?eID=26001

Sunday 8 April 2018 3pm

A Tea Concert

Kenneth Sillito & Rebecca Scott-Smissen – violins
Robert Smissen & Wendy Gudgin – violas
Stephen Orton – ‘cello

Programme:
Mozart: Quintet in Mozart in C K515
Britten: Phantasy Quintet in F minor
Brahms: G major Quintet Op. 111

Join us for music and afternoon tea!

BOOK TICKETS HERE – http://buytickets.at/aldeburghjubileehall/133065

Friday 20 April 2018 7.30pm

Guesthouse

Eastern Angles return to the Jubilee Hall with this touring production of Guesthouse. Written by Essex playwright Nicola Werenowska and directed by Tony Casement.

“It is 1966. I am sixteen years old and I am on the Venetian bridge with Brian Joy from the Golden Sands Guesthouse and he has bought me a 99 and I am on top of the world. Now I am 16, I know what boys want andwhy you mustn’t give it to them.”

Guesthouse asks what’s it like when the town you were proud to grow up in becomes impoverished? What does it take to keep going? And what does it take to face the truth?

BOOK TICKETS HERE – easternangles.co.uk/boxoffice/ticket/51838

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