From 24 March 2022 The Red House opens its doors once again – home to Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
The Red House offers a charming snapshot into the two men’s lives. The farmhouse, nestled in a beautiful five-acre garden, is home to their collections and archive, alongside a gallery space, museum shop and outdoor café.
Britten and Pears entertained guests, cultivated vegetables, and played croquet and tennis in their cherished gardens.
Today the garden has evolved into a wildlife-friendly environment that reflects their taste in flowers and plants.
Admission fee includes access to The Red House, Library and Studio as well as their gardens.
From 3 to 26 June in conjunction with the Aldeburgh Festival, The Red House will be open seven days a week and the admission fee will also include access to the 2022 exhibition, Britten and Women.
This exhibition celebrates the powerful role of women in Britten’s life – and how they navigated their careers in a man’s world.
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.
There are also Special guided tours of the house, studio, library, and archive available to book on Wednesdays.
The Red House is located in the seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast and can be accessed easily by car or bus.
The Red House will reopen from 24 March to end October – with access from Thursday-Sunday, and pre-booked specially guided tours on Wednesday. Entry from 11am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
From 3 to 26 June, The Red House will be open seven days a week in conjunction with the Aldeburgh Festival.
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