One Donation, Twice The Impact

We’re very excited that Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Campaign 2023. It means donations made to us will be matched from 28th November to 5th December.

Please support us as we raise money to enable us to host additional events that will benefit the wellbeing of, and welcome, our whole community.

Thank you so much for your support
and please click HERE to donate!

What’s On


21dec7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas!Swing into the holiday season with the best of jazz from the silver screen


01jan12:00 am03(jan 3)11:59 pmCommon Ground Theatre Company presents their Christmas show MISS MIMPLE MEETS THE ICE WOLF by Pat WhymarkAn Aldeburgh festive favourite, Common Ground’s new Christmas show is comedy-mystery with songs.


02feb7:30 pmDavid Eagle: Flying SoloThe Young ‘Uns band member’s solo comedy show.

10feb7:30 pm9:30 pmAn Evening with Henry BlofeldA much-loved broadcasting legend in his own words


09mar7:30 pm12:00 pmAn Audience with Bob FlowerdewTales and tips from a life in gardening

16mar7:30 pmJon Courtenay: BiggerBrand new musical comedy from Britain’s Got Talent winner.

30mar7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents... A Brief History of Jazz (featuring the Paul Higgs Quartet)A whirlwind tour of 130 years of jazz


03apr3:00 pmWiFi Wars (matinée)The live comedy gaming show

03apr7:00 pmWiFi Wars (evening show)The live comedy gaming show

04apr7:30 pmAldeburgh Comedy Club presents.... Cally Beaton (plus support)A rollercoaster ride of Comedy

12apr(apr 12)7:30 pm14(apr 14)11:00 amRapunzel - presented by Bright SparksBright Sparks are back with a bang for Rapunzel, the Hair-larious Family Pantomime

21apr7:00 pmKathryn Tickell & The DarkeningThe songs, landscape and mythology of North-East England


11may7:30 pmEliza CarthyA solo tour from folk superstar

About the 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 the hall has offered an array of musical and dramatic performances, both amateur and professional and has also served the community as a film-theatre, dance-hall, badminton court and roller-skating rink. The Jubilee Hall is nothing if not adaptable.

At Jubilee Hall we are ambitious for our building and what goes on within it, ensuring we not only survive, but thrive, for decades to come. We work in partnership in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and beyond, from schools to businesses, from community groups to performing artists, providing excellence balanced by diversity in both programming and activities.

A Brief History

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.

Read more here

Support Jubilee Hall

We rely on the money we raise through ticket sales, commercial activities and fundraising to deliver our arts and learning programme. It forms more than 60% of our income. Please help us keep our programme accessible to everyone and continue to invest in the artists we work with, even at this challenging time.

Please click here to donate.