• Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall - Auditorium and stage

Aldeburgh 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.

Today the Jubilee Hall is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) but its vision has changed little since the days of the founding fathers. It can be used as a fully functioning theatre and as a concert venue, and still boasts the original orchestra pit used by Benjamin Britten. The hall also provides valuable rehearsal space and can be used for company ‘away days’ and events.