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Dance, Fri 21 - Sat 22 Oct 2016


Aldeburgh Music Box Office

01728 687100


IP17 1SR


Aldeburgh Music and DanceEast present a compelling combination of choreography by Richard Alston, one of the most influential figures in dance and internationally recognised for his instinctive musicality.

The programme features the world premiere of Alston’s choreography to Britten’s string orchestra arrangement of his beloved Henry Purcell’s Chacony.

The drama of Phaedra (nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production), contrasts with his succinctly intimate Holderlin Fragments (‘choreography that dazzles’ – The Stage). Rejoice in the Lamb ‘matches the charm of the music and whimsy of the text, and suggests the filtering, imagistic quality of Smart’s imagination’ – The New York Times. And the sheer exhilaration of Les Illuminations takes wild imagery from the life of French poet Arthur Rimbaud and lifts it to the heights in Britten’s inspired setting.

Britten Sinfonia with director Pekka Kuusisto, tenor Mark Padmore and mezzo soprano Allison Cook perform alongside the dancers against the wonderfully staged (and acoustically resonant) bricks of the Maltings, a true meeting of music and dance in this wonderful settings.

Please note: This performance is at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and tickets must be booked through Aldeburgh Music Box Office, 01728 687100. Tickets go on sale Thursday 28 July.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 21 - Sat 22 Oct 2016 19:30


£30, £26, £22, £18, £13



See location of Snape Maltings on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 393574  Lat: 52.16348 Long: 1.49776

By Road:
Snape Maltings is on the B1069 just south of Snape village and well signposted from the A12.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Saxmundham station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu