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 notoriety 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

June 12th 2017 – 10.00am

Study Morning: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Exploring Britten’s opera, with director Netia Jones, writer Salley Vickers and Lucy Walker of the Britten-Pears Foundation.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

June 16th 2017 – 11.00am

Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni I

The Castalian String Quartet perform Schumann, Brahms and Webern.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

SOLD OUT

 

June 20th – 11.00am

Hesse Lecture: Anna Pavord

The writer and journalist explores how some landscapes shape artists.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

SOLD OUT

 

June 23rd 2017 – 11.00am

Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni II

Music by Schumann, Brahms, Korngold and Britten.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

June 23rd 2017 – 4pm

Music on the Meare

Join us for a short indoor concert followed by a vintage bus journey to the water of Thorpeness Meare, where you can relax in a rowing boat to hear a magical moment in Aldeburgh Festival heritage recreated.
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

SOLD OUT

 

July 9th 2017 – 6.30pm

Kingfisher Sinfonietta

Britten – Simple Symphony  op.4
Mozart – Violin Concerto No.4 in D with soloist Beth Spendlove
Beethoven – Symphony No.6 in F op.68 Pastoral
Conductor:  Elgar Howarth

Tickets from Riley & Riley Jewellers in Aldeburgh High St 01728 452431
or Caramel Boutique at Snape Maltings 01728 687467
Tickets also available at the door

 

July 20th-29th 2017

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

Part of Southwold’s Summer Theatre

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

August 1st-5th 2017

Murder Weapon by Brian Clemens

Part of Southwold’s Summer Theatre

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

August 7th – 12th 2017

The Prisoner of Zenda by Mark Sterling, based on the novel by Anthony Hope

Part of Southwold’s Summer Theatre

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

August 14th – 19th

Tom, Dick and Harry by Michael & Ray Cooney

Part of Southwold’s Summer Theatre

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

August 22nd – 26th 2017

The Man Upstairs by Patrick Hamilton

Part of Southwold’s Summer Theatre

BOOK TICKETS HERE

 

Oct 28th, 29th 2017

Autumn Craft Fair

Free entry (no ticket needed)

 

November 3rd, 4th, 5th 2017

Aldeburgh Poetry Weekend

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December 2nd

Aldeburgh Business Association Christmas lights and market

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