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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Our partners

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.
Three smiling Britten Sinfonia players chat mid-rehearsal holding their instruments

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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Christmas delivery dates for Saffron Hall gifts

Order before 13 December to receive your gifts by post before Christmas

Ten for £10

Celebrate our 10th Birthday with £10 tickets
Group of young women and non-binary musicians hold their instruments in a school classroom

Summer wins from Saffron Centre for Young Musicians

We caught up with Kate Llewellyn, Head of our partner organisation Saffron Centre for Young Musicians, about their eventful summer.

What's On

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SWSO & SWCS

Saturday 29 June 2024, 7.30pm
Saffron Walden's own Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra join forces with an exciting Anglo-French programme

Adelphi Quartet

Sunday 30 June 2024, 4pm
Three master-composers spanning three centuries presented by a prize-winning string quartet

Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 13 July 2024, 4pm
Puccini's Turandot conducted by Harry Sever