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Visitor Centre, free entry

Roman Circus Peter Froste CAT

Roman Circus Peter Froste CAT


The site of the Roman circus was identified in 2005 and it represents the only known Roman circus in Britain. It was a monumental structure and it may have seated up to 8,000 spectators: it would have been used as a venue for spectator sports, including chariot-racing.
The Roman circus site and visitor centre include outdoor and indoor displays and a cafe. The visitor centre is off Roman Circus Walk and it is accessible by car from Butt Road or by cycle/on foot from Circular Road North. The nearest public car-parks are at Butt Road and Napier Road.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Opening details

We will be open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm through to the end of September.

We are open Good Friday, Saturday & Easter Monday 11am to 4pm but NOT Easter Day (Sunday). On these three days there will be guided tours on offer for a £2 voluntary donation to the Circus Fund at midday only. We have free on-site parking accessed via the Butt Road Car Park entrance.


Free entry

Admission free.

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 12 Apr Rural North Essex in the 1890s


Visitor Information Centre

01206 282920


Roman Circus Walk,



See location of Colchester Roman Circus Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88418 Long: 0.89695

Nearby public P&D car-parks in Butt Road and Napier Road. Access for pedestrians and cycles from Circular Road North and Roman Circus Walk. Access for cars from Butt Road.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Free Wi-Fi in circus centre and café.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system