Firstsite at night


Firstsite is 11 – and open until 11pm on four specially curated nights …

Now we’re a bit older, we are staying up late to have some extra fun in the run-up to Christmas

Join us for an amazing mix of cinema, live music, local artist exhibitions, bar and food by Cafe Saison’s Hannah Chapman, artisan workshops and market, free family making sessions and late-night Christmas shopping.

Free drop-in art activities for all the family

Free Live music

Free Exhibition Tours

Food and drink

Late night festive shopping

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

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


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:Follow signs to the Town Centre.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 1 mile away.

Late Night Firstsite

Type:Christmas Event

Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

Tel: 01206 713700

Fax: 01206 577161

Opening Times

Season (1 Dec 2022)
Thursday17:00 - 23:00


"Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner" Firstsite, ColchesterFirstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.