Discover Colchester After Dark

With theatres, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as clubs, Colchester's a great place to visit during the evening and at night.

This vibrant mix is all within easy walking distance around the town but travel a little further and you can chill at a waterside pub, trendy village bistro or picnic beneath the stars.

What's On in Colchester

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Colchester

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Celebrated UK bluesmen at Colchester Arts Centre

Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana 80s Lux Pop Club Night

Colchester

Fri 20 Jan 2017

80s pop clubnight on the top floor of Three Wise Monkeys

Whole Lotta Led

Whole Lotta Led

Colchester

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Led Zeppelin Tribute at Colchester Arts Centre

Roman Colchester: Peter Froste

Camulodunum and its Villas

Colchester

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Lecture at Colchester Roman Circus Centre

Dipper Malkin

Dipper Malkin

Colchester

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Folk Music at Colchester Arts Centre

Winter Ale Festival

10th Colchester Winter Ale Festival

Colchester

Wed 25 - Sat 28 Jan 2017

Beer, Beer and More Beer at Colchester Arts Centre.

Crafts in the Park

Craft in the Park

Colchester

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Recycled craft activites in Castle Park

NT Live: Amadeus (Live Screening)

NT Live: Amadeus (Live Screening)

Colchester

Thu 2 Feb 2017

The Lakeside Theatre Screens the National Theatre's production of Amadeus

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Colchester

Fri 3 Feb 2017

BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games on stage at the Charter Hall

Fate Love and Legends

Fate, Love and Legends

Colchester

Sat 4 Feb 2017

The University of Essex Choir perform in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

hungry caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Colchester

Sat 4 Feb 2017

The classic children's book comes to the stage at Charter Hall.

Kingfisher Ensemble

Kingfisher Ensemble

Colchester

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Music for a Sunday Afternoon at Lion Walk Church

Teddy Bear's Concert

Teddy Bears Concert

Colchester

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Children's concert at Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Wycombe

Colchester

Tue 7 Feb 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Showstopper! The Musical

Showstopper! The Musical

Colchester

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Feb 2017

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to the Mercury Theatre!

Snowdrops

Snowdrops in Focus

Colchester

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Photgraphic Tour of Beth Chatto Gardens

Valentines at the Castle

Valentines at the Castle

Colchester

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Historical naughtiness for adults in Colchester Castle.

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Barnet

Colchester

Sat 11 Feb 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Showstopper! The Musical

Showstopper! The Musical

Colchester

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to the Mercury Theatre!

Roman Circus

Mud and Monuments

Colchester

Mon 13 Feb 2017

Lecture at Colchester Roman Circus Centre

Beth Chatto Gardens

Amazing Garden Art Day

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Craft activity at the Beth Chatto Gardens

Colchester United Crest

Colchester United v Crawley Town

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

League 2 clash at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The First Hippo On The Moon

The First Hippo On The Moon

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

Hollytrees House

Toys!

Colchester

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Making and discovering for children in Hollytrees Museum

Purple Flag Award

Purple Flag Award 2015: Excellence in managing the evening & Night-time economy

Colchester has been awarded the Purple Flag Award for excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.

Colchester Borough Council is working with the Police, the NHS, licencees and the voluntary sector to raise standards and broaden the appeal of our town centre after dark to ensure that the evening/night-time is safe and vibrant.