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

august

23jul(jul 23)8:00 pm31aug(aug 31)8:15 pmBlithe SpiritPart of Aldeburgh Summer Theatre

27jul(jul 27)11:00 am31aug(aug 31)11:00 amTHE JUNGLE BOOKPart of Aldeburgh Summer Theatre

13aug(aug 13)8:00 pm24(aug 24)8:15 pmMurder in PlayPart of Aldeburgh Summer Theatre

september

07sep8:00 pmImagine . . . The BeatlesSongs of the greatest band ever

10sep(sep 10)7:30 pm15(sep 15)4:30 pmHIGHTIDE: A FESTIVAL OF THEATRE AND LIVE PERFORMANCEHighTide Festival returns to the Jubilee Hall and elsewhere in Aldeburgh

18sep7:30 pm12 Silk HandkerchiefsA song cycle from Reg Meuross’s 13th album of folk music inspired by Brian W Lavery’s book, 'The Headscarf Revolutionaries'

26sep7:00 pmJubilee Hall Ensemble IIThe new ensemble, led by Kenneth Sillito, is joined by flautist, Duke Dobing, for the second concert in the series

october

05oct8:00 pmGEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEASTThe stand-up who cooks

11oct7:30 pmTHE JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIOAnother milestone in the popular Jubilee Hall jazz series

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

november

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

28nov7:00 pmJubilee Hall Ensemble IIIFor the final concert in the current series, Kenneth Sillito is again joined by Duke Dobing for 'Mainly French'

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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