All music events until the end of April are cancelled, and the shops and cafes are temporarily closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The site at Snape Maltings is still open for those who want to enjoy the fresh air and expansive natural environment of the River Alde estuary. More info

Outstanding concerts, distinctive shops, cafés, galleries and walks - all set against a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.

Visiting Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is located in the village of Snape, Suffolk, five miles from Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.

Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SP

We have free parking available on site.

Aldeburgh Festival 2020

Friday 12 – Sunday 28 June

The 73rd Aldeburgh Festival features four Artists in Residence who have each curated parts of the festival – composers Mark-Anthony Turnage and Cassandra Miller, and singers Julia Bullock and Allan Clayton.

Other highlights include the opening night in Bury St Edmunds Abbey celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of one of medieval England’s great monasteries, the first performance of Britten’s War Requiem at Snape Maltings as part of Aldeburgh Festival and the world premiere of Violet, a new opera by composer Tom Coult and playwright Alice Birch.

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Current opportunities

Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres of music and a place of energy and inspiration.

Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Attend a free taster session

An artist development programme for advanced young musicians aged 8-18.

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme

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Courses for emerging professional musicians led by high-profile tutors.

Digital Campus

Explore the breadth of work being developed here.

What happens when we sing together?

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Neurological investigations with UCL and the National Youth Choir

Silence Makes Perfect

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Theatre of amplified objects and broken instrument puppets

Tin Men and the Telephone

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Contemporary jazz group controlled via a smartphone app

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