Concert Hall tours

Snape Maltings Concert Halls is one of the world's best-loved concert venues and one of the first industrial buildings to have been converted for arts use.

Built by Newson Garrett in the mid-19th century, the 832-seat Concert Hall began life as a malthouse. Officially opened in 1967 by HM Queen Elizabeth II, Snape Maltings Concert Hall became the main venue of the Aldeburgh Festival. It suffered serious damage in a fire in 1969 but was re-opened in time for the following year's Aldeburgh Festival in 1970.

Snape Maltings Concert Hall stage

Concert Hall viewings

We open Snape Maltings Concert Hall for visitors to have a look at certain times. While there is no tour, there will be someone on hand to answer any questions.

There are no viewings scheduled at present.

Backstage Tours in August

During our annual Snape Proms in August we offer extensive 45-minute guided tours of the Concert Hall each Wednesday at 12 noon.

Group Tours

Backstage tours of Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the new Hoffmann Building, looking at the history of the Maltings from malthouse to concert hall, can be arranged for groups between 12 and 40, subject to the Hall’s availability.

For more information please call 01728 687100 or email