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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Saffron Hall's Social and Economic Impact

Find out more about a study we commissioned to measure our social and economic impact in Saffron Walden and beyond.

Visitor Services and Hospitality Manager

We're recruiting a Visitor Services and Hospitality Manager. Closing date 11 April 2023.

New Spring 2023 events on sale

Two new events announced for Spring 23 - priority booking for members starts on 22 Feb

What's On

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The USSP Gym and Dance Production

Wednesday 29 March 2023, 4.30pm
An inclusive gymnastics and dance production with a varied array of dances exploring different songs
School children performing on stage

Dame Bradbury’s Spring Concert

Thursday 30 March 2023, 7pm
Around the World: A musical journey through time and place

Dunedin Consort plays Handel

Friday 31 March 2023, 7.30pm
Scotland's leading Baroque ensemble present a wonderful evening of Handel