Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres of music, where you'll find inspiring concerts and festivals throughout the year, from the flagship Aldeburgh Festival to the folk, world and jazz of the Snape Proms.
In all our work we are guided by founder Benjamin Britten’s pioneering vision for a place of international importance, rooted in its local community.
"One of those rare artistic places where the buildings, the people who visit and work there, the magical setting, come together and enable you to do something out of the ordinary."
Aldeburgh Music Creative Campus
What really makes Snape Maltings special is its creative campus, with its year-round Aldeburgh Music programme of residencies and development for artists at all career stages, from under 18s to established stars, as well as pioneering community engagement projects. The campus buzzes with the energy of artists creating innovative work in an inspirational environment – come to one of our series of Open Sessions and Masterclasses to get behind the scenes and see projects in development.
Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Vocal, instrumental and composition courses throughout the year for emerging professional musicians led by high-profile musicians.
Aldeburgh Young Musicians
An innovative, life-changing programme for exceptionally talented musicians aged 8-18 from any musical background.
Chamber Music in Residence
Residencies and performances throughout the Spring for emerging chamber ensembles from around the world.
Week-long residencies for artists at all stages of their careers to experiment, take risks, develop new skills and recharge creative batteries.
Bespoke support for ambitious emerging artists and ensembles for up to three years.
Learning & Inclusion
Learning & Inclusion sits at the heart of Snape Maltings, running a year-round award-winning programme that delivers high quality music projects to young people, amateurs and the local community.
Led by charismatic conductor Ben Parry, this choir follows in the tradition of Benjamin Britten’s festival chorus from the earliest days of the Aldeburgh Festival and the Britten–Pears Chamber Choir.
Jerwood Opera Writing Programme
For composers, writers and directors who want to create contemporary work combining music, theatre and text.