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

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

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

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

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

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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

october

19oct(oct 19)10:00 am20(oct 20)5:00 pmCRAFT FAIRThe best East Anglia has to offer

24oct7:30 pmA Sidecar Named DespairFrom Common Ground Theatre Company - A farce by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries

26oct8:00 pmHEIDI REGAN : Heidi Kills TimeGrown-up Stand-up

november

01nov7:30 pmKeith James Celebrating the Music of Yusuf-Cat StevensKeith James returns exactly a year after his successful Leonard Cohen concert

03nov4:00 pmPrometheus Chamber EnsemblePrometheus Chamber Ensemble returns to the Jubilee Hall with a programme of Britten and Schubert

07nov7:30 pmPearls from the GritTHE MOST EASTERLY FISHING VILLAGE RISES AGAIN

08nov(nov 8)7:00 pm10(nov 10)5:00 pmPoetry in Aldeburgh - Festival 2019Poetry in Aldeburgh returns to the Jubilee Hall and elsewhere in Aldeburgh

22nov(nov 22)6:00 pm23(nov 23)6:00 pmThe Casket GirlJubilee Opera presents its first new commission

28nov7:00 pmJubilee Hall Ensemble IIIDuke Dobing again joins Kenneth Sillito and friends for an evening of chamber music - Mainly French

december

01dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFESTIVE BIG SINGSpontaneous music for Yuletide

january

01jan4:00 pm03(jan 3)4:00 pmSHERLOCK HOLMES & THE WARLOCK OF WHITECHAPELAnother glorious piece of Christmas fun from Common Ground Theatre Company

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