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

july

24jul(jul 24)6:45 pm28(jul 28)11:50 pmBODY LANGUAGE by ALAN AYCKBOURNEvery body needs some body...

31jul(jul 31)6:45 pm11aug(aug 11)11:50 pmA DAUGHTER'S A DAUGHTER by AGATHA CHRISTIEA fascinating neglected curiosity…

august

31jul(jul 31)6:45 pm11aug(aug 11)11:50 pmA DAUGHTER'S A DAUGHTER by AGATHA CHRISTIEA fascinating neglected curiosity…

05aug5:00 pmThe Water Babies (5.00PM)An enchanting adaptation with marionettes presented by String Theatre

05aug7:00 pmThe Water Babies (7.00pm)An enchanting adaptation with marionettes presented by String Theatre

13aug(aug 13)6:45 pm18sep(sep 18)11:50 pmJEEVES AND WOOSTER in PERFECT NONSENSE by THE GOODALE BROTHERSThe bonkers world of Wodehouse…

21aug01sepFUNNY MONEY by RAY COONEYHysterical improbabilities collide…

september

13aug(aug 13)6:45 pm18sep(sep 18)11:50 pmJEEVES AND WOOSTER in PERFECT NONSENSE by THE GOODALE BROTHERSThe bonkers world of Wodehouse…

21aug01sepFUNNY MONEY by RAY COONEYHysterical improbabilities collide…

08sep7:30 pmHenry Blofeld: 78 RetiredThe Farewell Tour

25sep7:30 pmAldeburgh Jubilee Hall EnsemblePart of the AJH Concert Series 2018

december

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

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