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Highlights

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

Firstsite is Colchester's contemporary visual arts organisation.

2021 Visit Colchester Guide now available. request your copy from the Viistor Information Centre.

The official Visitor Guide to Colchester, packed with lots of information on places to visit,…

Screenshot of St Botolph's Priory from teh Ancient Colchester App

The Ancient Colchester App developed by Colchester & Ipswich Museums allows you to wander around…

Colchester Outdoor Film & Food Festival featuring Kids Club, OutdoorClassics, Late Night Horrors, Sunflix and Chill.

Large Screen LED Screen for Day

Outdoor film screenings in Colchester's Castle Park. COVID-19 Safe.

Olly Murs Summer Tour 2021
29 August 2021 - Colchester Castle Park
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Tickets on Sale - 9am Friday 09 October

Local lad Olly Murs rounds off his 25 date UK tour with the final show in Colchester's Castle Park…

Colchester Orbital

The Colchester Orbital  is a 15 mile picturesque walk and cycle route, which follows existing…

Aladdin rides his magic carpet in the distance, behind a magic lamp

Pantomime returns to Colchester in 2021 with another spectacular production from the Mercury…

The Colchester Pride Logo - a rainbow silhouette of the town's iconic landmarks

Colchester Pride returns for 2021 with a day of celebration, education and entertainment.

Hollytrees House framed by Wisteria

The jewel in Colchester’s crown - an award-winning oasis of horticultural splendour boasting a…

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe and houses the town's main museum

Silhouette of a family watching a sealion

Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th…

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

Walk through 2000 years of history at the Balkerne Gate

The Balkerne Gate

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Jumbo and The Balkerne Gate in Colchester Town Centre

Town Centre Shopping

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

The Colchester Town Centre Skyline

Jumbo and The Town Hall in Silhouette

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Medieval Wall Paintings in Copford Church

Copford Church

The Chappel Viaduct

The Chappel Viaduct

Explore the Beautiful Borough

Discover Constable Country

Discover Constable Country

The River Stour in The Dedham Vale

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

A Fresh Catch of Oysters on Mersea Island

Oysters

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Mersea Island Beach Huts

Explore West Mersea Beach

Wivenhoe Quayside

Wivenhoe Quayside

Enjoy a drink by the river

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

The ruins of St Botolph's Priory

Discover what remains of Britain's first Augustinian priory.

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Le Talbooth Restaurant on the River Stour near Dedham

Enjoy a meal at this scenic location

More Highlights

Firstsite Contemporary Art Gallery

Take part in the largest exhibition ever, The Great Big Art Exhibition.

The Colchester Fringe Festival logo - a purple elephant - and he #shopwindowtakeover hashtag

The Colchester Fringe Festival team take over the town centre with the ‘The Mayday Shop Window…

Roman re-enactors in front of a modern day mosaic

Free guided tours around the gardens at the Roman Circus

The Nearly Festival Logo

The ever popular festival dedicated to the finest tribute bands around returns to Colchester's Old…

Colchester Medieval Fayre

Colchester Medieval Fayre and Oyster Market returns to Castle Park

Grayson Perry

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening

Invasion Colchester Logo

*Back in 2021* Invasion Colchester returns to town for its tenth year

Jason Donovan - Even More Good Reasons

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good…

Ben Fogle

Thrilling tales from a modern day explorer. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben…

Jason Manford Like Me

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road!

Jo Whiley's Anthems 90s Anthems - 2020 Uk Tour. Friday 1st October - Colchester Charter Hall

Superstar DJ, Radio & TV presenter ‘Jo Whiley’ is coming to Charter Hall, Colchester

Colchester Zoo Stampede

A unique chance to run the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon at Colchester Zoo

John Bishop World Tour 2021/22
Right Here Right Now

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Colchester Charter Hall with his highly anticipated…

10cc posed with drumkit

70s Legends at Colchester's Charter Hall

John Bishop

Stand Up Comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

The World's Greatest Explorer - Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Living Dangerously. Fane.co.uk/fiennes

The world's greatest living explorer finally ticks Colchester off his bucket list.

"Chambers Touring Proudly presents - Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler. 2021/2022 Tour" [Image of Sarah Millican]

Stand up comedy at Colchester Charter Hall

The Comedy Store Logo

The Best in Stand Up Comedy from around the globe.

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Join the Jolly Christmas Postman on his final delivery of the year as he visits well-loved…

A photo of Katherine Ryan

Stand Up Comedy at Charter Hall

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Dig out those 80`s clothes, grab your dancing shoes, and prepare to enjoy a night of pure ‘Gold’…

Omid Djalili

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a…

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