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Serving the local community since 1887


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    A Room Worthy of the Town

    At the beginning of 1887, the people of every town and village across the country were putting their heads together to decide how best to commemorate the joyful occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Aldeburgh was no exception and Amanda Davies' book, A Room Worthy of the Town, chronicles Jubilee Hall's story over the last 130 years. Enjoy a unique step back in time as you read about the grand opening, the influence WWI had on the events held at Jubilee Hall, and how a young composer named Benjamin Britten moving to Aldeburgh in 1947 resulted in the town being never quite the same again!


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A message to our audience

Amid the continuing coronavirus situation, we wanted to update you on our current position.

The health of our audiences, artists and team members is our biggest priority and following the Government’s most recent announcement, Jubilee Hall will remain closed until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow direction given by the Government. As soon as we are able, we will be letting you know about our upcoming programme and schedule of events.

If you have already purchased tickets for an event that has now been cancelled, you will automatically be reimbursed. We will reschedule The Story of Doo-Wop, Abba, Ronan Magill and Odyssey for spring 2021 and confirm dates for these as soon as we can. 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 manager@aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk and we will arrange a refund. Alternatively, you may wish to donate the cost of your ticket to Jubilee Hall.

The financial impact of Covid-19 on Jubilee Hall is a significant and serious threat. As a charity, we receive no external or regular funding. Nevertheless, we are committed to getting through this and are doing our best to entertain you while we’re closed with a programme of online ‘events’. You can find out more about these on our News page and through our social media channels.

If you are able to support Jubilee Hall during this difficult period and can consider making a donation, please click here to donate online, or alternatively email manager@aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk.

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation during these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jubilee Hall just as soon as we can.

The Trustees
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.

What’s On


29jan11:00 am12:00 amEnsemble Hesperi

30jan11:00 am12:00 amAmici Ensemble

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