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Benton End

Art Exhibition at Firstsite, the Art Fund Museum of the Year.

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Explore the ground-breaking Firstsite Holiday Fun programme through vibrant artworks in this…

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A new musical based on the classic tale, at the Mercury Theatre

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’…

Colchester United Stadium

League Two Football at the Jobserve Community Stadium - home of Colchester United.

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Take a guided tours around Colchester with an expert and fully qualified guide

The Ballad of Maria Marten

A thrilling retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery, at the Mercury Theatre

Cartoon of Roman Charioteer

Follow this Fun Family trail in Colchester Castle

Knights in front of Colchester Castle at night time

Providing fun for the whole family, Knightzzz At The Museum offers a truly unique experience. If…

Hollytrees Museum

Discover more about domestic life in Colchester with one of our special drop-in sessions at…

4 pirates drinking in the galley of a ship

Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre present Treasure Island, a swashbuckling, smash-hit comedy for…

The Tiger who came to tea. Tiger sitting at a table with a young girl

Direct from the West End, the Olivier award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to…

The UK's number 1 Gin festival / A bottle of Raspberry and Mango Gin

The Gin To My Tonic Festival brings together over 100 different gins from across the UK and beyond.

Jack Dee poses, arms folded in front of a Red Curtain and the text "I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue"

BBC Radio's multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2022

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The Best in Stand Up Comedy from around the globe.

Jason Manford Like Me

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road! Catch it at Colchester's Charter…

Omid Djalili

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

A woman, with white face paint  and inverted cross on her forehead stands with palms pressed together.

​​​​​​Whether you are a Rock fan or theatre goer The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

A cartoon of Reginald D. Hunter with a stick of Dynamite

Stand-up comedy at the Mercury Theatre

Nish Kumar

Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty…

Bob and Paul stand in wet weather gear in front of a river

Bob and Paul invite you to join them for a chat about fishing, life, death and falling over.

The Packing shed - a brown hut on a small island.

Take a boat out to an open day at the old oyster packing shed in Mersea.

an image of a food truck in a park, a wooden sign reads 'Eating Street', text in the sky reads 'Open Air Street Food Market'

Street Food Market in Colchester's Castle Park.

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.

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