Festival Transport & Parking
We are taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint, including low-carbon transport initiatives. Do please make use of these initiatives wherever possible.
Check the main site for general information on getting to Snape Maltings or The Red House, Aldeburgh.
Aldeburgh Festival car sharing
Save money and reduce CO2 emissions. Sign up to Aldeburgh Festival Liftshare to offer or request a lift to and from Snape Maltings and other Aldeburgh Festival venues. You register a journey you want to make and the system created by Suffolk Liftshare matches you to others making similar journeys. Contact them through the website, get your Liftshare confirmation, and show it when you arrive at Snape Maltings to receive the best available parking space.
For help using the Liftshare interface, please contact Suffolk Liftshare.
Electric car charging points
We have four electric car charging points at Snape Maltings. Two are near the entrance to the Pond Gallery. Two more are outside the Stable Block / Lettering Arts Centre. To use them, drivers must download the Plug-n-Go
app on their smart phone and set up an account.
Free festival minibuses from Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings and back are available to book at the time of your event booking.
Minibuses depart from Fort Green Car Park, and pick up at Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh Baptist Chapel and Victoria Road (opposite Aldeburgh Church Car Park).
After you add an event to your basket, you will be able to book the relevant minibus. You must book separately for both the inbound and outbound journey.
Minibuses depart approximately 15 minutes after the event ends.
Minibuses are free but seating is limited, please book.
Please note, minibuses are not available for events in the Peter Pears Recital Room and the Jerwood Kiln Studio.
Festival coaches are available to book on the website for concerts held outside Aldeburgh and Snape.
Coaches depart from Fort Green Car Park, and pick up at Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh Baptist Chapel, Victoria Road (opposite Aldeburgh Church Car Park) and Snape Maltings, and cost between £6 and £10 return.
Links to coaches for the relevant events can be found on the individual event listings.
Parking your car during the Aldeburgh Festival
Snape Maltings: There is plenty of free car parking on site, including for blue badge holders.
The Red House: There is limited car parking on site so please book your entry time in advance. There are dedicated spaces for blue badge holders.
Aldeburgh Church: There is car parking on site, including for blue badge holders, and street parking and various public car parks in Aldeburgh.
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall: There is no specific parking for the Jubilee Hall, however there are a number of public car parks along the sea front and street parking throughout the town including on Crabbe Street and the High Street.
Blythburgh Church: There is plenty of car parking on site, however much of this is in a field alongside the church, so may not be suitable for customers with access difficulties.
Orford Church: There is no specific parking, however there are a number of public car parks and street parking throughout the village.
St Edmundsbury Cathedral: The venue does not have its own car park but there are various public car parks in the city centre within easy reach of the Cathedral.
St Peters by the Waterfront: No parking on site, however there is a number of public car parks nearby. See their website for details.
The Pumphouse: There is plenty of car parking on site, however this is in a field alongside The Pumphouse, so may not be suitable for customers with access difficulties.
Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds: No parking on site, however there is a number of public car parks nearby.
Walpole Chapel: There is very limited parking on site, please use the free minibus or alternative transport where possible.
See more information on venues here.