Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears' home in Aldeburgh offers a charming snapshot into the two men's lives. The farmhouse, nestled in a beautiful five-acre garden, is home to their collections and archive, alongside a gallery space, museum shop and outdoor café.

During the Aldeburgh Festival Red House will open its doors every day. Expect added treats such as talks, displays and pop-up performances that reflect the innovative concerts, performers and themes of this year's Festival.


2022 Red House Exhibition: Britten & Women

This exhibition celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.

Benjamin Britten is known for his decades-long relationship with the tenor Peter Pears, and for creating powerful roles for male characters in his operas. Yet the significant relationships with women throughout his life have been relatively unexplored. From his family upbringing and close bond with his mother and sisters, to the many women he worked with and was inspired by, to numerous close female friends, Britten and Women celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.


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