Aldeburgh Festival

A brand new opera by Birtwistle, a celebration of Boulez at 90, George Benjamin as Artist-in-Residence, a weekend dedicated to Bach and of course music by Britten.

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The Pumphouse

The Pumphouse hosts over 30 hugely varied shows over three Aldeburgh Festival weekends, ranging from folk, blues and world music to comedy and cabaret.

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Aldeburgh Festival brings the exhilarating energy of a symphony orchestra to the centre of Ipswich, with an event in a car park during the opening weekend of the Festival.

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Celebrating music in all its diversity

This year we have more orchestras than ever before, outstanding folk musicians, country music and soul singers, contemporary and trad jazz, as well as chamber music, poetry and family events. 

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9 May: The Virtues of Things

A new opera from Matt Rogers


15 May: Belcea Quartet

Brahms, Haydn, Schoenberg


Beach Bandstand

Daily at Aldeburgh Festival


14 June: Multi-Story

An orchestra in a car park


13-16 June: Mahler Chamber Orchestra

with François-Xavier Roth


17-19 June: Boulez at 90

Aldeburgh Festival feature


22 June: Louis Lortie

Debussy, Scriabin, Chopin


22-23 June: Sacred & Profane - Mediterranean Voices

Mediterranean Voices


18 June: Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw

Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw


25 June: London Sinfonietta

with Pierre-Laurent Aimard


The Prince of the Pagodas

Britten's only ballet


Visual Art at Aldeburgh Festival

Emin, Collishaw & Ortega

Latest news

The Pumphouse 2015: alternative Aldeburgh Festival programme announced
30 hugely varied shows over three Festival weekends, ranging from folk, blues and world music to comedy and cabaret.
Tea Dance
Aldeburgh Music's first tea dance will be on Tuesday 12 May, developed out of our 'Carer and Cared for' work.
Which Aldeburgh Festival events are currently sold out?
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FREE tickets available for BBC Music Day concert at Snape
Aldeburgh Music is taking part in BBC Music Day on 5 June with a lunchtime concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Endeavour House Car Park announced as venue for Multi-Story Orchestra event
FREE tickets now available for Ipswich residents

Made in Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Music is as much a retreat where artists can create new work as it is a venue. The organisation has new work at its heart and is one of the UK’s leading facilitators in music and other arts. Watch the most recent work created here below.

EXAUDI Writing for Vocal Ensemble Course

The results of an intensive residential course led by Michael Finnissy and James Weeks

Pour un tombeau d'Anatole

Open Space residents Solomon's Knot put a concert of exquisite Baroque vocal and instrumental music together with video projections by Sven Werner. 



Spring 2015

See the Spring 2015 Brochure Online

Aldeburgh Festival 2015

See the Aldeburgh Festival 2015 brochure online