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.

Britten Weekend: Britten & Russia

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October

Britten and Rostropovich in Blythburgh Church, taken on 18 June 1964 during the rehearsal for the first UK performance of Britten's Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. © Brian Seed

Britten’s first encounter with Shostakovich and Rostropovich in September 1960 was the beginning of two enduring friendships. Britten Weekend recreates that 1960 concert and celebrates Britten, the cello, Russia and his Russian friends in the company of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and others.

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Christmas at Snape Maltings

Find your Christmas spirit at Snape Maltings and enjoy seasonal concerts, shows and activities for all the family.


Current opportunities

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

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme

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

Aldeburgh Young Musicians

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


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An annual music festival for Suffolk schools and community groups.