Sometimes The Show Can’t Go On……
Amid the developing coronavirus situation, we wanted to inform you of the actions we are taking at this time.
The health of our audiences, artists and team members is our biggest priority and having closely followed the advice of the UK Government, we have taken the decision to cancel all events until the end of April.
If you have already purchased tickets for an event that has now been cancelled you will automatically be reimbursed. We have managed to reschedule The Story of Doo-Wop to Saturday 3rd October, Abba will now be on Saturday 7th November and the Ronan Magill piano recital will be on a date to be confirmed in early July. Your tickets will automatically be valid for the new dates, but if you are unable to join us for these performances then do please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a refund.
However, please do consider donating your reimbursed tickets to help support the performing arts professionals and to minimise the impact of the coronavirus situation on their livelihoods. Click here to donate.
Some of the other events will be rescheduled to the Autumn and we will be issuing a programme in due course. Please follow us on your favourite social media channels for updates.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow direction given by the UK Government.
Thank you for your co-operation and support during these difficult and unprecedented times. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jubilee Hall!
Manager, Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall
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.