Over the weekend of the 26th and 27th September Snape Maltings will be hosting The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival’s Market Weekend. To maintain safe distancing, this is a ticketed event so please book your free tickets online via the website ( www.aldeburghfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk ) in advance. We encourage anyone visiting the shop for the weekend to also book in advance to avoid disappointment as the whole site will be limited by number to ensure a safe experience for all.

CANCELLED: Pappano and friends

Friday 7 August, 2pm & 7pm

Elgar’s romantic piano quintet is one of the great works of British chamber music. The renowned pianist and conductor Antonio Pappano is joined by an international star line-up of musician friends who will begin the concert with Elgar’s enchanting musical greeting which will kick off this return to live music at Snape.

Antonio Pappano piano
Vilde Frang, Anthony Marwood violin
Lawrence Power viola
Nicolas Altstaedt cello

Elgar Salut d’amour
Handel/Halvorsen Sarabande
Elgar Piano Quintet

We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience live music again, and so the afternoon performances will be ‘Pay What You Can’, meaning you can see 45 minutes of amazing live music at a price that you feel able to afford.


Your safety and that of our artists and staff is our top priority and so some things will be different to what you’re used to. Key changes are:

  • Reduced capacity in the Concert Hall, with socially distant seating. Tickets are limited to 4 per household.
  • Shorter performances with no interval.
  • Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines).
  • No printed material – no tickets, programmes, or programme notes.
  • Clear signs and helpful staff to make your visit straightforward.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you.

Read the full Covid-safe concert information


The food and drink we offer has changed. You’ll be able to purchase:

  • light bites at a table until 7pm in the Concert Hall Café
  • alcoholic and soft drinks, and pizza outside from 5pm from the Takeaway Hut
  • pre-booked pizzas after each 7pm concert

Find out more