Benjamin Britten is known for his decades-long relationship with the tenor Peter Pears, and for creating powerful roles for male characters in his operas. Yet the significant relationships with women throughout his life have been relatively unexplored. From his family upbringing and close bond with his mother and sisters, to the many women he worked with and was inspired by, to numerous close female friends, Britten and Women celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.

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The Red House

Golf Lane, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5PZ

01728 687110


Opening times

The site is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-5pm (last admission 4pm). The Garden Cafe is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Timed slots available to book in advance or drop in.

Open seasonally until Sunday 30 October.

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