While our events are cancelled or postponed and 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

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Share your Aldeburgh Festival memories

We want to fill the gap left by the cancellation of this year’s Aldeburgh Festival by collecting people’s memories of as many of the 72 Festivals as we can.

Whether you have come to one festival, or 50, or even more, we would love you to share your memories so we can build a store covering every year since 1948!

Don’t worry about being exhaustive – we want to focus on rich descriptions of specific times, events and moments, whether they were moving performances or fun moments between events.

If you are interested in sharing your memories, please fill in this online form online or download a Word document form and follow the instructions on it.

We are building a timeline of memories which we are very much looking forward to sharing later in June.

In the light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, it is with enormous sadness that we have to cancel the 2020 Aldeburgh Festival.

In these difficult times, our critical focus remains maintaining our vital work supporting artists and communities, and we rely on ticket sales and philanthropy to deliver the majority of this wide-ranging activity. We are living in uncertain times, but we know that music and the arts has the power to make positive change in people’s lives. When we emerge from this lockdown period, this mission will be more important than ever.

If you can, we’d be enormously grateful if you would make a donation to our vital work, which makes a deeply positive impact on thousands of lives every year. Together, we can combat the lasting impact of this virus by bringing the joy of music into people’s lives once again.

All of us at Snape Maltings thank you for your generous support during this uncertain time and wish you and those closest to you strength for the days to come.

Aldeburgh Festival 2021 is scheduled for 11-27 June. We look forward to welcoming you back to Snape again soon.

Illustration by Leonie Bos