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Art Exchange

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, Tel: 01206 873184, Email, www.artexchange.org.uk

 
 
 
Birch Gallery

Birch Gallery Tearoom, Fujita, 2 Birch Street, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0NF, Tel: 01206 331363, Email, www.birchgallery.co.uk

Art gallery displaying fine detail watercolours by John Harrison, Originals high quailty prints and greeting cards for sale. Tea room providing teas speciality, coffees, lunches, snacks and cream teas. Closed on Mon & Tues.

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  • Rail station: Marks Tey (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Arts Centre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF, Tel: 01206 500900, Email, www.colchesterartscentre.com

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Colchester Institute

Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL, Tel: 01206 518141

 
 
 
Swinburne Hall
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Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3LL, Tel: 01206 712999, Email, www.creativeartslive.co.uk

Professional concert hall offering professional and student concerts in the evenings and educational workshops and concerts in the afternoons. Concert hall capacity is 150, disabled access, licensed bar at selected events.

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  • Rail station: Colchester North (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cuckoo Farm Studios

Boxted Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HH, Tel: 01787 464280, Email, www.cuckoofarmstudios.org.uk

 
 
 
Dedham Art & Craft Centre

High Street, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6AD, Tel: 01206 322666, Email, www.dedhamartandcraftcentre.co.uk

This beautifully converted church showcases the work of over 60+ creative artisans and the buying skills of specialist retailers on its top two floors while the ground floor houses a Lifestyle Living showroom and a tearoom.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (4 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Electric Palace

King's Quay Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER, Tel: 01255 553333, Email, www.electricpalace.com

One of the oldest (1911) least altered, purpose-built cinemas in Britain. Write for programme of films (enclose SAE) to Electric Palace Cinema, Kings Quay St, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3ER.

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  • Rail station: Harwich Town (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, www.firstsite.uk.net

A spectacular new venue for contemporary visual arts, Firstsite offers a changing programme of exhibitions by international artists, creative events and activities for the whole family, plus talks, films, workshops and more. Entry is free.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Headgate Theatre

Chapel Street North, Colchester, CO2 7AT, Tel: 01206 366000, Email, www.headgatetheatre.co.uk

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Lakeside Theatre

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, Tel: 01206 873261, Email, lakesidetheatre.org.uk

Lakeside Theatre is a hidden gem. We present the best in touring fringe theatre performances, home grown performances, music and local groups. Set in parkland with café, lakes, sculptures and ducks. Twitter @lakesidetheatre

 
 
 
Mercury Theatre
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Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, Tel: 01206 573948, Email, www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 

Mistley, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1HB, Tel: 01206 393884, Email

Arts and Crafts workshop with exhibitions. Cafe with home cooked food, cakes, coffee and licensed for alcohol.

 
 
 
North House Gallery printroom

The Walls, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1AS, Tel: 01206 392717, Email, www.northhousegallery.co.uk

Riverside gallery with monthly selling exhibitions of work by modern and contemporary artists of East Anglian, national and international fame.

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  • Rail station: Manningtree (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Odeon Cinema

ODEON Cinema, Head Street, Colchester, CO1 1NH, Tel: 0870 50 50 007, www.odeon.co.uk

The newly refurbished ODEON Cinema in Colchester is a fully digital eight screen cinema and includes a large Costa Coffee shop which is located in the centre of the town on Head Street.

 
 
 
Sculpt Gallery

Priory Mews, Braxted Park Road, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0QB, Tel: 07980 768616, Email, www.sculptgallery.com

Sculpt Gallery boasts an exciting programme of exhibitions promoting high quality contemporary British sculpture and fine art ceramics.

 
 
 
The Minories Galleries

The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE, Tel: 01206 712437, Email, www.theminories.org.uk

The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary art gallery run in conjunction with Colchester School of Art & Design and Media.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Sentinel Gallery

Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX, Tel: 01206 827490, Email, www.thesentinelgallery.co.uk

A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green's own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.

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  • Rail station: Wivenhoe (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access