Britten Pears Arts announces £13.4 million investment programme

Theo Elwell
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Delivered over three years, the programme aims to enhance lives and improve health through creativity

Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears | Photo courtesy of Britten Pears Arts
Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears | Photo courtesy of Britten Pears Arts

Britten Pears, named after its founders Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, is an organisation founded with the intention to ensure the arts remain useful and available to everyone. The Capital Programme which was launched today will ensure the organisation’s buildings and sites have improved accessibility, are financially sustainable and help on the path to net zero carbon.

Among the many projects on its itinerary is the renovation of Snape Maltings Concert Hall in order to improve accessibility and the creation of nine new bedrooms at Snape Maltings and in Aldeburgh for visiting artists and musicians.

Arts Council England have awarded the foundation a sum of £750,000 towards its causes.

The Chief Executive of Britten Pears Arts, Roger Wright said, ‘This programme will create transformational benefits for Britten Pears Arts, our audiences, communities and musicians…’ going on to say, ‘We offer huge thanks to Arts Council England and all the other funders for their vital support.’

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