Saffron Walden

Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall is an award-winning 740-seat performance space built in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School.

The hall’s critically acclaimed acoustic and state-of-the-art facilities surpass many of the world’s more established venues and since the hall opened in November 2013, artists including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maxim Vengerov, Penguin Cafe, Nicola Benedetti, Courtney Pine and the Sixteen have performed on its stage. Close to Saffron Walden’s historic town centre, the £10-million venue is the result of a partnership between the School and Yellow Car Charitable Trust and is believed to be the largest gift of its kind to a state school.

Saffron Hall is becoming a vibrant cultural centre for the region, offering outstanding artistic encounters in an expanding programme that weaves international artists together with local performance groups and learning and participation activities. The hall’s location within the County High allows it to be deeply involved in the life of the school, and to work closely both with its students and children from the surrounding primary schools.



Find us at...

  • Saffron Hall
  • Audley End Road
  • Saffron Walden
  • CB11 4UH


Booking tickets
We recommend booking access tickets in advance to get the best choice of seat. Call our Box Office on 0845 548 7650 or visit the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, and let us know your requirements.

Saffron Hall is fully accessible, with level external door thresholds and a power-assisted main entrance door. Our accessible seating includes:

  • Six wheelchair spaces, in the Stalls, Rows D and Z
  • 10 level access seats in the Stalls, Row D, for guests with severely limited mobility (limit two seats per customer)

Guests with access requirements attending with family and friends may be able to book up to four seats together in Row C or Row Z, subject to availability.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and the foyer gallery, which is accessible by lift. Our stewards are always at hand to give directions if needed.

Feel free to use our drop-off point, conveniently located just outside the main entrance. We also have several dedicated parking spaces for wheelchair guests and Blue Badge holders. These are located between 10 and 30 metres from the main foyer entrance door.

Wheelchair concessions
Wheelchair guests are eligible for one half-price ticket for Saffron Hall presented events (subject to availability and excluding the lowest price band). If you need a seat for your assisting companion, please let us know when you book.

Assisting companion tickets
If you need full-time assistance to attend a performance, please tell us when you book and we will provide a free ticket for your companion for Saffron Hall presented events (subject to availability). Companion concessions by other presenters at Saffron Hall may vary, please ask the Box Office.

Assistance dogs
We have seats with additional space for assistance dogs (subject to availability). If you need a space for your assistance dog, please let us know when you book.

Induction loop systems
Our induction loop system can be used in the Balcony, Rows AA-XX and the Stalls, Rows D-Y.

To use the system in the Balcony (Rows AA – XX), simply adjust your hearing aid to the ‘T’ or ‘M’ position.

If you’re in Stalls (Rows D – Y only), please collect a neck loop receiver from the Box Office an hour before your performance starts. You can reserve a neck loop receiver when you book your tickets. They are also available on a first-come-first-served basis on the day.

Evacuation procedure
Some emergency exits are only available via the stairs.

For Health and Safety reasons, if you are sitting in seating above Row D (rows E – Y, AA – XX) you must be able to exit the auditorium via some stairs and without the use of the lift.

If you should require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us on and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


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