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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Jess Gillam: Space Explorer?

Jess Gillam and her Ensemble took 800 primary school students on a mission to outer space and back this month as part of Saffron Sounds: LIVE.

What to expect from Foyer Poetry

Hear from the creator of Foyer Poetry, local performance poet Hannah Walker, about what you can expect from this new series.
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Autumn 2023 on sale now

Find out all about our new Autumn 2023 events

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Benjamin Grosvenor

Friday 2 June 2023, 7.30pm
Celebrated pianist Benjamin Grosvenor plays Chopin's second Piano Concerto with the CBSO
The Black Dyke Band sat on stage with the conductor standing at the front, all smiling at the audience

Black Dyke Band

Saturday 3 June 2023, 7.30pm
Prepare to be wowed by “the most famous brass brand in the world”: the Black Dyke Band

Foyer Poetry: Hollie McNish

Friday 9 June 2023, 8pm
Live poetry on the foyer with street food, cabaret tables and a bar