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Colchester Arts Centre is based in a converted church close to the centre of Colchester, off Head Street. There’s been a church on the site since 1206, the current building dating from 1872. It became the Arts Centre in 1980 and has hosted the Colchester Summer and Winter festivals since 1988. Refurbished during the pandemic, come for the beer, stay to look at the new toilets!

80+ beers will be available from across the country, alongside a selection of real cider, Belgian beers, local Essex wines and soft drinks.



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CAMRA Colchester Summer Beer Festival

Type:Beer Festival

Church Street, COLCHESTER, Essex, CO1 1NF

Tel: 01206 500900

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Colchester Arts CentreColchester Arts Centre, ColchesterThe home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.