Snape Maltings is one of the world's leading centres of music and a place of energy and inspiration for people ranging from concert audiences to musicians developing skills on courses and residencies.
Snape Maltings has grown out of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 and now one of Europe’s leading classical music events. From young people performing on a professional stage for the first time to artists and researchers exploring music’s potential to improve lives, Britten’s vision for Snape Maltings remains at the heart of our work – a place international in its reach while rooted in its local communities.
Explore the breadth of work being developed here.
Sonatas, Rituals and Folksong"Where else in the country could you expect these wildly differing practices to mingle?"
Empowering Musicality in Early Years PracticeWorkshops and discussion for early years educators working with 0-5 year olds, led by Magic Acorns