A Place for Performance, Entertainment
and the Creative Arts
Serving the local community since 1887


What’s On


29feb(feb 29)12:00 am03mar(mar 3)11:59 pmThe 23rd Aldeburgh Literary FestivalA wide range of talks on all subjects


29feb(feb 29)12:00 am03mar(mar 3)11:59 pmThe 23rd Aldeburgh Literary FestivalA wide range of talks on all subjects

08mar12:00 pmFriday Lunchtime Concert: Chaos String Quartet IIFriday lunchtime music

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

15mar12:00 pmFriday Lunchtime Concert: Heathcliff Trio IFriday lunchtime music

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

22mar12:00 pmFriday Lunchtime Concert: Heathcliff Trio IIFriday lunchtime music

23mar11:00 am9:30 pmTALK: Suffolk's Women - with guest speaker Sarah DoigTales of some of the county’s remarkable women.

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

06apr10:00 amA Carousel of CraftingPresented in association with Aldeburgh Library Foundation

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

18may7:30 pm9:30 pmEastern Angles: Stones in His PocketsTwo lads, their rural community and the filming of a Hollywood epic

25may7:30 pmAn Evening with Claire MartinBritish jazz star celebrates female vocalists of the 20th century

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.

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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.

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