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Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Britten in 1948, is now part of the year-round programme at Aldeburgh Music. Find out about all our events and our pioneering artist development and education programmes:

www.aldeburgh.co.uk

How to Get Here

Aldeburgh Music’s address at its base in Snape is:

Aldeburgh Music
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape
Suffolk
IP17 1SP


Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Hoffmann Building and the Britten–Pears Building are located in the village of Snape, five miles inland from Aldeburgh, and approximately 30-40 minutes from Ipswich. Free parking is available.
Please note that Aldeburgh Music uses many other venues, in Aldeburgh and in other towns in the region. Please check the venue of your events.
 


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ARRIVING

BY CAR
Visitors arriving by car should travel along the A12, taking the A1094 signposted towards Snape Maltings. Turn right at Snape Church onto the B1069, then continue through the village of Snape before turning left into Snape Maltings (postcode IP17 1SP). The Pumphouse, Jubilee Hall and Elizabeth Court (artist accommodation) are all located in Aldeburgh. By car, continue along the A1094 after turning off the A12. Click here for a map of Aldeburgh town centre.

BY BUS
There are bus services from both Aldeburgh and Woodbridge to Snape, with a bus stop outside the Maltings. Tel. Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.travelineeastanglia.co.uk.

BY TRAIN
Greater Anglia operate a service from London Liverpool Street to Saxmundham station, changing at Ipswich (journey is about 2 hours). Saxmundham is 4 miles from Snape and 7 miles from Aldeburgh.

BY AIR
The closest London airport is Stansted, from where express coaches run to Ipswich. From Stansted it is a 2-hour drive to Snape and Aldeburgh.

BY FERRY
The closest port is Harwich, which has services from the Hook of Holland and Esbjerg in Denmark. From Harwich Greater Anglia operate a train service to Saxmundham, changing at Manningtree, or it is a 90-minute drive to Snape or Aldeburgh. Ferry services can be checked here www.aferry.co.uk

TAXIS
Taxis can be booked with A2B Cars on 01728 832202. If arriving by train, we recommend booking a taxi prior to making your journey.

CAR SHARING
Please car-share if you can: visit www.suffolkcarshare.com or www.liftshare.com/uk to offer or find a lift.

FESTIVAL COACHES
During the Aldeburgh Festival in June, coaches are available for all concerts held outside Aldeburgh. Coaches depart from the Aldeburgh High Street Box Office, calling at Fort Green car park, the cinema and Uplands en route. Tickets cost £4 for a return to Snape, £6 to Orford and £7 to Blythburgh. To book, please contact the Box Office on 01728 687110.


Please visit Visit Britain and Visit East Anglia for further information.