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


Nestling in the heart of the seaside town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk sits the historic and much-loved Jubilee Hall.

What’s On


26jul(jul 26)7:30 pm03aug(aug 3)9:30 pmGood Morning Bill - by P. G. WodehouseA fast-paced 1920s comedy


26jul(jul 26)7:30 pm03aug(aug 3)9:30 pmGood Morning Bill - by P. G. WodehouseA fast-paced 1920s comedy

05aug(aug 5)7:30 pm17(aug 17)9:30 pmThere Goes the Bride - by Ray Cooney & Jon ChapmanTraditional English chaotic farce!

20aug(aug 20)7:30 pm24(aug 24)9:30 pmRough Crossing - by Tom StoppardA comic tour-de-force

26aug(aug 26)7:30 pm31(aug 31)9:30 pmSnake in the Grass - by Alan AyckbournAn ice-cold psychological thriller


28sep7:30 pmHancock's Half Hour - The Lost TV EpisodesAn affectionate tribute to the Godfather of all sitcoms


05oct11:00 amTalk: The History of Aldeburgh Lifeboat StationHelmsman and navigator David Cook shares stories of our lifeboat station.

07oct6:30 pmCourse: An introduction to stand-up comedyPresented in association with Aldeburgh Library Foundation

10oct7:30 pmWord Paintings - The Keith James SongbookThe best of Keith's collection in one concert.

12oct7:00 pmChoirs of the Chapel Royal Hampton Court Palace and St-Mary-le-Tower IpswichVivaldi’s Gloria and Ben Parry’s Missa Brevis

19oct7:30 pmLeveretAn English folk band at the top of their game

25oct7:30 pm9:30 pmEastern Angles presents: The DeepAn epic tale of survival, based on a true story.

26oct7:30 pmThe Paul McCartney Project: Band on the RunMcCartney’s hits from Beatles to Wings and solo career.

29oct10:30 amSING! with Tom AppletonLet's get singing this half-term!

31oct10:00 amOur Animal World (free family activity)Snakes, spiders, frogs and other mini-beasts – a Halloween mobile petting zoo


01nov7:30 pmCommon Ground Theatre Company presents GHOST OF THE TOLL POINT LIGHT by Pat WhymarkA ghost story set off the East Anglian coast

02nov7:30 pmAldeburgh Comedy Club presents.... A Comedy Club NightTwo headliners from the comedy club circuit with support.

09nov7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents... Ben HolderThe incredible rising star of Stephane Grappelli-style jazz fiddle

23nov7:30 pmThe Music of Simon and GarfunkelThe UK’s longest-running tribute to the great singer-songwriters


07dec7:30 pmThe Furrow CollectiveA magical set of nocturnal songs from all-star folk collective.

13dec7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas!Swing into Christmas with jazzy seasonal favourites.

14dec7:30 pmA Christmas CarolA new Dickens adaptation starring TV favourites Colin Baker and Peter Purves.

20dec7:30 pmGhost Stories for ChristmasBone-chilling tales to conjure the spirits of Christmas...


01jan4:00 pm02(jan 2)9:30 pmCommon Ground Theatre Company presents their Christmas show FATHER BROWN & THE CURSE OF THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY by Pat WhymarkA festive comedy caper.

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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