Saffron Hall is an award-winning concert hall uniquely located on the campus of Saffron Walden County High School. Built with the generous support of the Yellow Car Charitable Trust, Saffron Hall has become a vibrant, pioneering model of community cultural provision and arts education since its opening in November 2013.

The Hall is a dual-use space, operating as both the school hall and as a world-class performance space, hosting some of the finest cultural experiences in the country, including both world-class and local soloists, folk and jazz ensembles, orchestras, dance and opera. Our critically acclaimed acoustic attracts world-renowned artists to the stage including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Kathryn Tickell, The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia, The Hallé, Nicola Benedetti and Jess Gillam, to name a few.

Our schools and community programme brings opportunities to experience and participate in the performing arts to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our work includes a programme of performances, open rehearsals, side-by-side workshops, and masterclasses for both primary and secondary school students, and pioneering community initiatives including Together in Sound, our music therapy project for people living with dementia and their companions and Come Together building an intergenerational creative community across Uttlesford and beyond.

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Saffron Walden County High School

Saffron Hall is built within the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School, a local comprehensive of exceptional quality.
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Resident Orchestras

Discover more about our Resident Orchestras Britten Sinfonia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Saffron Centre for Young Musicians

SCYM provides emerging musicians aged 5-18 in the East of England with unique opportunities for music tuition

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Benedetti Sessions at Saffron Hall

Watch a stunning performance from over 100 young musicians brought together by the Benedetti Foundation in Saffron Hall
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Autumn 2021 at Saffron Hall on sale now

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Auditions for Wizard of Oz junior ensemble now open

KD Theatre Productions, the producers behind ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Saffron Hall this Christmas, are delighted to be holding an ‘open-audition’ for this year’s professional production.

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Foyer Folk: Brooks Williams

Friday 22 October 2021, 8pm
Singer-songwriter Brooks Williams visits Saffron Hall for the first time
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La Serenissima: Vivaldi's Women

Saturday 23 October 2021, 7.30pm
An all Vivaldi programme from the award-winning period instrument ensemble
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Michael Butten

Sunday 24 October 2021, 11am
Guitarist Michael Butten presents a programme of Elizabethan British works