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

Some of our shops are open and cafés are open, with safety measures in place and slightly shorter opening hours. Our concert venues, other shops and cafés remain closed (more info). Please consider supporting the charitable work of Britten Pears Arts with a donation

Important Update

Following the government’s latest announcement about indoor events, the performances planned for 7 to 9 August and 14 to 16 August are now not able to go ahead.

We hope to be able to resume our plans soon and will send further information in due course. To keep updated, please sign up to our newsletter.

Our shops are now open

Take a walk through our spacious shop 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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Eating here

Enjoy one of the best views in Suffolk with some of your favourite dishes. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, the Concert Hall Café and a new 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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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.