The Suffolk Coast has fast become the destination of choice when searching out great food & drink – a foodies paradise.
But perhaps less well-known is the vast wealth of music, art, theatre and literature that we have.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and plan a weekend of culture in the relaxing setting of the Suffolk Coast.
With so many theatres in the area all providing packed schedules, you’re sure to find a great night’s entertainment. Check out the Marina Theatre, Players Theatre and The Seagull in Lowestoft, The Cut in Halesworth, The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe and the Suffolk Summer Theatres in Southwold and Aldeburgh.
The area around Aldeburgh could easily claim to be the cultural capital of the Suffolk Coast. Centre to all of this is the town’s connection to renowned composer, Benjamin Britten. His musical legacy lives on in the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by him and his partner, Peter Pears, back in 1948.
They shared a home at The Red House in Aldeburgh, now home to the Britten Pears Foundation and open to the public to visit.
The Aldeburgh Festival is a must for those yearning a spot of culture. The next festival takes place over 17 days in June 2017.
Staying in the area – look out for the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival (4th – 6th November 2016) at the Aldeburgh Cinema. Guest speakers include perennial favourite, Joanna Lumley along with the BBC’s former political editor, Nick Robinson.
Travel a few miles inland and you’ll come to Snape Maltings – home to the world famous Concert Hall, operated by Aldeburgh Music. Their year round programme is guaranteed to please with such a wide and varied offering.
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Now we’ve whet your cultural appetite, it’s time to start planning your get away to The Suffolk Coast. Take a look at the fabulous accommodation you can choose from – B&B’s, cottages, hotels, glamping – take your pick!