About

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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Exterior of Saffron Walden County High School

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

Latest news

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Spring 2022 on sale now

We are delighted to announce our Spring 2022 season with a spectacular line-up of world-class artists and ensembles performing classical, jazz, world and dance.
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Saffron Hall to receive £120k of Government funding

Saffron Hall Trust is among 925 recipients to benefit from the third round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.

A deep dive into MacMillan's Christmas Oratorio

Find out more about the MacMillan Christmas oratorio to be performed on 5 December by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Foyer Folk: Camus

Friday 21 January 2022, 8pm
Camus make their Saffron Hall debut with support from Kelly Bayfield
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Foyer Jazz: Dan Forshaw & James Beckwith

Friday 28 January 2022, 8pm
Saxophonist Dan Forshaw & pianist James Beckwith join forces for this Foyer Jazz event

Chicago - High School Edition

Monday 31 January – Thursday 3 February 2022, 7pm
Students from Saffron Walden County High School perform Chicago