Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings, Snape, UK

Home of the Festival

Snape Maltings home of the festival is located in the village of Snape, Suffolk, five miles inland from Aldeburgh, and approximately 30-40 minutes from Ipswich. Free parking is available on site.

Snape Maltings, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP

By Road

Visitors arriving by car or bike from the A12 should take 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).

Taxis can be booked with A2B Cars on 01728 633003 or Gull’s on 01728 602344. We recommend booking a taxi in advance of making your journey.

Please car-share if you can: visit Suffolk Car Share to offer or find a lift.


Visitors arriving by train will need to take a Greater Anglia service to Saxmundham station, via Ipswich. The journey is about 2 hours from London Liverpool Street.

Saxmundham is a approximately 4 miles by road from Snape Maltings. We recommend booking a taxi in advance if you need one.

You can hire a bike at Ipswich railway station in Suffolk with Bike & Go. It’s a 22 mile journey by road but more stations may be added to the Bike & Go network in the future.

Please note the final train west from Saxmundham is usually at 9.57pm. If time is tight sometimes it is possible to catch the last train from Wickham Market station (in Campsea Ashe) which is further along the line, 5 miles from Snape by road.

Free Shuttle Service

The Shuttle Service runs between Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh, this is a free service to and from the festival
Running from Aldeburgh half past the hour starting at 9.30am and collecting at Seasalt, Aldeburgh Church and The old Reads Brick works, Saxmundham Road.

Departing Snape Maltings on the hour with the final departure at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

No shuttles will run between 1pm and 2pm


After recent timetable changes there are very few bus services to Snape, from Ipswich and Aldeburgh.

Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 visit the First Group Journey Planner or Traveline website.


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 on the AFerry website.