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Colchester Arts Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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wonderfful building

this lovely old church is a great venue for a music gig. The first Friday of the month is Comedy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison H
Harwich, United Kingdom
Live music venue

Best live music venue in Colchester. Fabulous atmospheric venue being in an old church, great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“old church”(22 reviews)
Colchester Arts Centre - the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex. Well that's how we describe it anyway. It sort of works, it at least gives a flavour of what we're about. Because just how do you describe a venue that can...more
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Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF, England
+44 1206 500900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this lovely old church is a great venue for a music gig. The first Friday of the month is Comedy Club whihc is always entertaining

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martin Turners Wishbone Ash are selling out fast and would make a great evening for any prog rock followers we are visiting many times and recommend the venue

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best live music venue in Colchester. Fabulous atmospheric venue being in an old church, great acoustics, been to some really great gigs here. Can't rate this venue highly enough. Love it.

Thank Flackajack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent music concerts and stand up shows . Good beer. Easy accessibility.friendly and informal. Good programme.

Thank Decoruns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing intimate venue particularly to see comedians. Have been many times and highly recommended it!

Thank emmitchell2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Arts Centre is my favourite place in Colchester for a fun night out. It has been a venue for bands, beer festivals etc for many years. I have seen many bands with friends old and new, had a bit of a dance and have...More

Thank nickiharry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently been to two rock concerts here and have fallen in love with the place, an old church. Starts with a very friendly and personable welcome on the door. Good sound and building itself creates a great atmosphere. Bar available, can’t comment on prices though....More

Thank GJT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great lovely venue building is lovely old church and plenty of space in the building great for events

Thank Fluffypoos
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely, quirky, church venue. Medium-sized, fairly intimate space, pretty much all seats not so very far from the stage. Toilets could do with a bit of an upgrade but were clean. Entranceway a bit of a muddle but understandable as not purpose built. Staff pleasant...More

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This has got to be the best venue in Colchester, from beer festivals, music from rock , indie, alternative through to folk and farmers market. Parking can be found near by with restaurants around the corner on the top of high street. If you haven’t...More

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31 May 2017|
Response from 473viviennew | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes the wheelchair access is at both entrances to the building.
14 January 2017|
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Response from JadeStrikesBack | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the event, comedy shows they put metal chairs out but not for music.