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


What’s On


21jun10:30 am"I belong... in Aldeburgh": A Guided Tour (part of the Aldeburgh Festival)A fascinating exploration of Aldeburgh

28jun7:30 pmNo Country for Old Women CANCELLEDA 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.

26jul(jul 26)7:30 pm03aug(aug 3)9:30 pmGood Morning Bill - by P. G. WodehouseA fast-paced 1920s comedy


26jul(jul 26)7:30 pm03aug(aug 3)9:30 pmGood Morning Bill - by P. G. WodehouseA fast-paced 1920s comedy

05aug(aug 5)7:30 pm17(aug 17)9:30 pmThere Goes the Bride - by Ray Cooney & Jon ChapmanTraditional English chaotic farce!

20aug(aug 20)7:30 pm24(aug 24)9:30 pmRough Crossing - by Tom StoppardA comic tour-de-force

26aug(aug 26)7:30 pm31(aug 31)9:30 pmSnake in the Grass - by Alan AyckbournAn ice-cold psychological thriller


14sep7:30 pmAldeburgh Comedy Club presents.... Ignacio Lopez (plus support)One of the British scene's fastest-rising stars.

28sep7:30 pmHancock's Half Hour - The Lost TV EpisodesAn affectionate tribute to the Godfather of all sitcoms


07oct6:30 pmCourse: An introduction to stand-up comedyPresented in association with Aldeburgh Library Foundation

10oct7:30 pmWord Paintings - The Keith James SongbookThe best of Keith's collection in one concert.

19oct7:30 pmLeveretAn English folk band at the top of their game

25oct7:30 pm9:30 pmEastern Angles presents: The DeepAn epic tale of survival, based on a true story.

26oct7:30 pmThe Paul McCartney Project: Band on the RunMcCartney’s hits from Beatles to Wings and solo career.


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

09nov7:30 pmJazz@Jubilee presents... Ben HolderThe incredible rising star of Stephane Grappelli-style jazz fiddle

23nov7:30 pmThe Music of Simon and GarfunkelThe UK’s longest-running tribute to the great singer-songwriters


01jan4:00 pm02(jan 2)9:30 pmCommon Ground Theatre Company presents their Christmas show FATHER BROWN & THE CURSE OF THE CHRISTMAS FAIRY by Pat WhymarkA festive comedy caper.

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.

Support Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall by purchasing our book from the online store.
  • £10.00

    A Room Worthy of the Town

    At the beginning of 1887, the people of every town and village across the country were putting their heads together to decide how best to commemorate the joyful occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Aldeburgh was no exception and Amanda Davies' book, A Room Worthy of the Town, chronicles Jubilee Hall's story over the last 130 years. Enjoy a unique step back in time as you read about the grand opening, the influence WWI had on the events held at Jubilee Hall, and how a young composer named Benjamin Britten moving to Aldeburgh in 1947 resulted in the town being never quite the same again!


If you would like to to stay up-to-date with news, upcoming events and special offers at Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall…

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.

Read more here

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.