Snape Maltings Concert Hall interior

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

Built by Newson Garrett in the mid-19th century, the 810-seat Concert Hall began life as a malthouse. Officially opened in 1967 by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Hall suffered serious fire damage two years later, re-opening in time for the Aldeburgh Festival the following year.

With an unparalleled view across the River Alde, the River View Restaurant and Café & Bar are open to ticket holders on concert days. The Concert Hall Gallery runs along the opposite side of the hall from the Foyer.


Please inform the Box Office if you have access requirements so that they may advise you on the most appropriate seats.

Spaces are provided for blue/ orange badge holders and must be booked in advance. Should you require one please inform the Box Office when booking or before your visit by calling 01728 687110. Please arrive early to secure your parking space.

The Concert Hall building has space for wheelchairs, lift access to all levels, and operates an infra-red hearing system which can be used with or without a hearing aid.

Hire and Technical Information

Snape Maltings Concert Hall is also registered as a venue for the solemnisation of marriages and the registration of civil partnerships.

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Britten Studio

The Hoffmann Building, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

At the heart of the Hoffmann Building is the Britten Studio, designed to have an excellent and flexible acoustic with a high level of sound insulation which is ideal for recording orchestral rehearsals. It can also be used as a 340-seat venue.

Hire & Technical Information

The Britten Studio is not currently available to hire for concerts.

Download an AV equipment list, staging equipment list, or lighting equipment list.

Contact us

For more information on hiring venue spaces please contact Matthew Walker, on 01728 687100 or email: