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The Red House, Aldeburgh

Engaging and inspiring education sessions for all 

The Red House is the former home of the world famous composer, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and his partner, the singer Peter Pears (1910-1986). Located in the beautiful Suffolk town of Aldeburgh, The Red House is a unique resource for schools and provides an inspiring educational experience for all children. It has won awards for its work with families, children and young people.

Benjamin Britten wanted to engage young people with classical music, as shown by his works such as Noye’s Fludde and A Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. The Red House continues to engage young people through its range of exciting educational activities. All schools are welcome to enjoy and explore this site of local and national artistic importance.

School Sessions

Suffolk schools can enjoy free musical assemblies and there are a selection of sessions at The Red House for Reception, Key Stage 1 & 2 which link to all areas of the National Curriculum. All sessions are led by skilled education staff and are designed to allow children to engage with the site and its collections while working together as a team.Group of students outside of the The Red House, Aldeburgh

As part of our offer:

  • All teaching staff are welcome to a free pre-visit to The Red House
  • All Suffolk schools are entitled to a free session given by our team at your school
  • All our educational experiences are adaptable 

We also offer sessions for Key Stage 3 & 4 and are happy to work with High Schools and Academies to develop a unique visit, tailored just for you. Explore our variety of taught, onsite school sessions online at brittenpears.org.

In school Sessions

As well as exciting education visits to The Red House, we also offer half-day sessions at your school. Whether you want to explore the history, artefacts and music of Stone Age or Anglo-Saxon Britain or wish to enhance your Science sessions with a range of hands-on experiments, The Red House team is happy to bring the learning to you. 

Arts Award

We are a registered Arts Award Centre and offer Arts Award Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silverand Goldto young people. Please contact us for further information on how we can help your children achieve an Arts Award qualification.

We are also proud to be an Artsmark Partner Organisation. 


Joe Carr, Collections & Learning Curator

j.carr@brittenpears.org, 01728 451700



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