Visiting Snape Maltings

Set amidst breathtaking scenery alongside the River Alde, Aldeburgh Music’s ‘creative campus’ is based at Snape Maltings, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the east coast of England.

In addition to the world-famous Concert Hall, Snape Maltings is also home to the new Hoffmann Building and the Britten–Pears Building, both of which contain a mixture of rehearsal and performance spaces including the Britten Studio and the Peter Pears Recital Room. Approximately five miles away is Aldeburgh itself, where visiting artists generally stay.

All of our facilities at Snape are available to hire – click here for more details.


Visitor Centre

Based in the outer foyer of Snape Maltings Concert Hall, our new Visitor Centre, opened in May, this year, has information on all aspects of the site, from what’s on and where to eat to walks and wildlife and public transport timetables.


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Aldeburgh is a small fishing town that has inspired generations of musicians, writers and visual artists. The Pumphouse, Jubilee Hall, Cinema, Parish Church and beach in Aldeburgh are all frequently used for concerts and events, as are other local venues including the churches at nearby Orford and Blythburgh.

Britten and Pears lived at the Red House in Aldeburgh for many years. Managed by our sister organisation the Britten–Pears Foundation, the Red House now contains Britten and Pears’ extensive art collection, and in the adjoining Library, one of the world’s most important private music collections with almost all of Britten’s manuscripts and a large archive.