Music returns to Jubilee Hall
After more than 12 months of a global pandemic we are eager to welcome you back to Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall.
With restrictions continuing to relax this month, now is the time to book your tickets for some long-awaited and much missed live music.
Adhering to government Covid guidelines, Jubilee Hall will be operating at reduced capacity for each event, with socially distanced seating and new easy-to-clean chairs. All of these measures, together with the introduction of new, clear signage, will allow our audiences to enjoy a variety of productions and entertainment, safe in the knowledge that our need to operate safely underpins all our events. We very much look forward to welcoming you back.
The Trustees, Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall
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, 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.
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.
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.