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




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


21feb12:00 pmEbonit Saxophone Quartet IPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

23feb4:00 pmExploring the History of the East Coast Sailing Bargeswith Peter Taylor

28feb12:00 pmEbonit Saxophone Quartet IIPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts


05mar(mar 5)5:00 pm08(mar 8)6:30 pmTHE 19th ALDEBURGH LITERARY FESTIVALStimulating, thought-provoking talks and discussions

13mar12:00 pmBukolika Piano Trio IIPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

15mar2:00 pm4:00 pmBIG SPRING SINGCome sing and have fun

20mar12:00 pmEnsemble Hesperi IPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

27mar12:00 pmEnsemble Hesperi IIPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

28mar7:30 pmThe Story of Doo-Wop, The Testosta-TonesMemories of the 50's


03apr12:00 pmTrio Sōra IPart of Friday Lunchtime Concerts

05apr4:00 pm6:00 pmRonan Magill - Piano RecitalEnjoy a Classical Sunday afternoon

08apr3:00 pmModern Cautionary Tales for ChildrenMurray Lachlan Young - Merriment and Mayhem

10apr12:00 pmTrio Sōra IIPart of Easter Weekend

11apr7:30 pmSensation - ABBA Tribute BandThank you for the music

16apr6:30 pm7:30 pmCraig Brown on The Beatles

18apr7:30 pmRED SKIESA show from Eastern Angles about two of Suffolk’s most famous residents

24apr(apr 24)4:00 pm26(apr 26)8:00 pmOpera CameratinaSpirit of the Sea from Mastersingers


03dec(dec 3)7:30 pm05(dec 5)7:30 pmSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs"The fairest Panto of them all"

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