Independent shops, galleries, and one of the world leading centres of music, set against a breath-taking backdrop of reeds, water and sky.

Snape Bridge on the B1069 will be closed from Monday 19 October for two weeks. We will remain open but please be aware that If you are travelling from the north side of the bridge, you will need to follow a diversion and allow an extra 20 minutes for your journey. If you are travelling on the B1069 from the south, your journey will be unaffected.

Britten Pears Arts is pleased to have received the news that it will benefit from a Cultural Recovery Grant of £950,000.

The organisation’s usually strong mixed economic model has been devastated by the pandemic and this grant will enable it to continue its distinctive work using music, arts and heritage to engage with diverse audiences, musicians, young people and others and to enhance their lives.

Shops

Take a walk through our spacious shops and delight in the best of our products all under one roof. You'll find customer favourites from our home, clothing, toy and stationery ranges.

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Weekend Concerts at Snape

Short concerts for a small and socially-distanced audience in Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

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Christmas at Snape Maltings

Christmas has officially arrived and our shops are filled with beautiful decorations and unique gifts.

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Eating here

Enjoy one of the best views in Suffolk while you eat. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, the Concert Hall Café & Bar, the beautiful heated Tipi with pizza pop-up restaurant, and a takeaway hut are now safe for your visit.

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Staying at Snape Maltings

Stay on site in a range of luxury self-catering holiday properties from a delightful one bedroom cottage to a six bedroom house. We're taking extra care to keep you safe during your stay, with more specialist cleaning and longer gaps between bookings.

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Weddings

Get married in one of our beautiful venues in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your ceremony can now take place on our world-famous stage, or a more intimate setting with a view.

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Our Commitment to Equality

Racism has no place in our society or within the arts. Britten Pears Arts is proud to stand in solidarity with the black community and everyone fighting racism across the world.

Following discussions with artists we work with, from groups underrepresented by Britten Pears Arts, we are making these commitments to equal access, equal opportunity, and to holding ourselves accountable.

Read our full statement from Britten Pears Arts Chief Executive, Roger Wright, and co-chairs of the Board of Trustees, Simon Robey and Vernon Ellis.

The Britten-Pears Foundation and the charity Snape Maltings have merged to create a new organisation called Britten Pears Arts.

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Every purchase in the shops and cafés at Snape Maltings supports the innovative and important work of Britten Pears Arts, but if you can, please consider making a donation.

Explore what Britten Pears Arts has to offer online

You can explore work from our creative programmes on the Digital Campus, listen to a podcast, find out more about a piece by Britten each day in our #BBOpus project, or watch performances, masterclasses, and more on our Youtube channel.