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


What’s On


20apr9:30 am1:00 pmSpring Farmers MarketFine Suffolk food and artisan produce

21apr7:00 pmKathryn Tickell & The DarkeningThe songs, landscape and mythology of North-East England


11may7:30 pmEliza CarthyA solo tour from folk superstar

17may7:30 pm9:30 pmAn Evening with Louis de BernièresCelebrated novelist performs his own songs and poems.

18may7:30 pm9:30 pmEastern Angles: Stones in His PocketsTwo lads, their rural community and the filming of a Hollywood epic

25may7:30 pmAn Evening with Claire MartinBritish jazz star celebrates female vocalists of the 20th century

30may3:00 pmWiFi Wars (matinée)The live comedy gaming show

30may7:00 pmWiFi Wars (evening show)The live comedy gaming show


02jun7:30 pmFolkEast presents: Wakefire - a midsummer celebrationA midsummer folk music celebration

28jun7:30 pmNo Country for Old WomenA witty, poignant new take on growing old disgracefully.

29jun7:30 pmThe FugitivesFolk-roots & Americana from all-star Vancouver collective


06jul7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents... Polly GibbonsJazz, blues and R&B from a soulful singing star.


14sep7:30 pmAldeburgh Comedy Club presents.... Laura Lexx (plus support)Stand-up’s quirky, lovable new star.


01nov7:30 pmCommon Ground Theatre Company presents GHOSTS OF THE TOLL POINT LIGHT by Pat WhymarkA ghost story set off the East Anglian coast

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 the hall has offered an array of musical and dramatic performances, both amateur and professional and has also served the community as a film-theatre, dance-hall, badminton court and roller-skating rink. The Jubilee Hall is nothing if not adaptable.

At Jubilee Hall we are ambitious for our building and what goes on within it, ensuring we not only survive, but thrive, for decades to come. We work in partnership in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and beyond, from schools to businesses, from community groups to performing artists, providing excellence balanced by diversity in both programming and activities.

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.

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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.

Please click here to donate.