Located on the Suffolk coast, Snape Maltings brings together a creative campus buzzing with activity, outstanding concerts and events, and distinctive independent shops, cafés, galleries and walks, all set within a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.
Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres of music and a place of energy and inspiration for people ranging from concert audiences to musicians developing skills on courses and residencies, and from young people performing on a professional stage for the first time to artists and researchers exploring music’s potential to improve lives.
Snape Maltings has grown out of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 and now one of Europe’s leading classical music events. Britten’s vision for Snape Maltings remains at the heart of our work – a place international in its reach while rooted in its local communities.
In addition to presenting a world-class performance programme, Snape’s creative campus supports a wide variety of musicians as creators, collaborators and performers through a year-round programme. Over the next 10 years we are expanding this focus to become a national and international hub, bringing together all those involved in music’s place in the world: musicians, researchers, clinicians, communities and audiences.