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Saffron Hall

Address: Audley End Road CB11 4UH
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Telephone: 0845 548 7650

Saffron Hall is an award-winning 740-seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School.

The hall’s critically acclaimed acoustic and state-of-the-art facilities surpass many of the world’s more established venues and since the hall opened in November 2013, artists including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Penguin Cafe, Nicola Benedetti, Courtney Pine and the Sixteen have performed on its stage. Close to Saffron Walden’s historic town centre, the £10-million venue is the result of a partnership between the School and Yellow Car Charitable Trust and is believed to be the largest gift of its kind to a state school.

Thanks to on-going support from Yellow Car, Saffron Hall is becoming a vibrant cultural centre for the region, offering outstanding artistic encounters in an expanding programme that weaves international artists together with local performance groups and learning and participation activities. The hall’s location within the County High allows it to be deeply involved in the life of the school, and to work closely both with its students and children from the surrounding primary schools.

In its third full season Saffron Hall continues to realise its aim – to be a trail-blazing model of state school and community music provision, producing outstanding events with world-class artists, inspiring through music and the arts.

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4 future events at Saffron Hall

Thursday 24th October 2019

Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter

Steve Reich: the composer who redefined the very concept of rhythm – and whose vitality interrogates and transforms everything it touches. Gerhard Richter: a titan of contemporary art, a master of l...

Published by: Britten

Sunday 24th November 2019

Britten Sinfonia with Benjamin Grosvenor

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and Britten Sinfonia Leader Thomas Gould join forces for a vividly contrasting programme of chamber music from Bach to the 21st century, directed from the keyboard and violi...

Published by: Britten

Saturday 28th March 2020

Curlew River with Ian Bostridge

Benjamin Britten and William Plomer’s synthesis of a Noh play and Christian parable set in medieval East Anglia is a unique and extraordinary work – a piece shot through with the strange, exotic s...

Published by: Britten

Saturday 16th May 2020

Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

Britten Sinfonia and Alison Balsom join forces for a very special programme of music exploring more than 300 years of composition. Ancient and contemporary influences are intertwined, with arrangement...

Published by: Britten