Colchester Arts Centre

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Colchester Arts Centre is located in a venue as unique as the artists that perform there. The former church now hosts a regular programme of events ranging from jazz music, comedy shows, beer festivals, farmer's markets and folk clubs. Big acts play alongside quirky local events, and you are sure to find plenty of entertainment in the Arts Centre at every time of year.

Colchester Arts Centre is located in an old church with an interesting history. St Mary's at the Walls has a mix of 15th Century and Victorian architecture, with Roman tiles also visible in part of the building. The church was built next to the Roman Wall which encloses Colchester Town Centre, built after the Boudican revolt destroyed much of Roman Colchester.

With tales tying it to events during the Civil War and the Siege of Colchester, the church has survived the years and events of Colchester's tempestuous past. Today it is used to host the variety of artistic events happening at the Arts Centre.

The venue has a capacity of 300 seated or 400 standing.

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Guide Prices

Ticket prices for events range from free to £20.

Events

Wednesday, 25th May 2022 - Wednesday, 25th May 2022

Wednesday, 8th June 2022 - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Wednesday, 15th June 2022 - Wednesday, 15th June 2022

Colchester Arts CentreWonderful Wednesdays @ Colchester Arts CentreSpecially selected, pay-what-you-can treats at Colchester Arts Centre
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Wednesday, 1st June 2022 - Saturday, 4th June 2022

CAMRA Colchester Summer Beer FestivaCAMRA Colchester Summer Beer FestivalAnnual Beer Festival at Colchester Arts Centre
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Friday, 10th June 2022 - Friday, 10th June 2022

Friday, 1st July 2022 - Friday, 1st July 2022

Friday, 5th August 2022 - Friday, 5th August 2022

Friday, 2nd September 2022 - Friday, 2nd September 2022

Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

Friday, 11th November 2022 - Friday, 11th November 2022

Friday, 2nd December 2022 - Friday, 2nd December 2022

The Laughter Zone Comedy ClubThe Laughter Zone Comedy ClubMonthly comedy club at Colchester Arts Centre
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Sunday, 19th June 2022 - Sunday, 19th June 2022

Colchester Arts CentreNU JAZZ WITH WILD CARD + SPECIAL GUEST IMAANI
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Colchester Arts CentreCHANGESTWOBOWIE *One of the UK's longest running David Bowie tributes return to Colchester Arts Centre
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Sunday, 17th July 2022 - Sunday, 17th July 2022

A teddy peeping down from the top of the frameTeddy Bear's ConcertFamily Classical Concert at Colchester Arts Centre
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Wednesday, 20th July 2022 - Wednesday, 20th July 2022

the utopia strongThe Utopia StrongMusic at Colchester Arts Centre
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Sunday, 24th July 2022 - Sunday, 24th July 2022

Colchester Arts CentreMorrissey Mullen Legacy
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Sunday, 14th August 2022 - Sunday, 14th August 2022

Talinka
TALINKA
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access - Colchester Arts Centre is a fully accessible venue. For full details of accessibility please visit https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/accessibility/
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Colchester

Road Directions

Colchester Arts Centre Parking The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.  

Public Transport Directions

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue. The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus. There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Colchester Arts Centre

Type:Theatre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Tel: 01206 500900

Fax: 01206 500187