Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • Telephone 01206 500900
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Sun.
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The venue promotes a wide range of contemporary performing arts including comedy theatre and live music covering folk, world, pop and rock as well as children's workshops and farmers' markets. The centre has showcased several big names on their road to stardom including Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, The Libertines and The Killers.

There is no parking outside the venue in Church Street, except for performers/contractors loading in and out but parking is available on St Mary's Car Park on Balkerne Hill. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town.

Events at this venue

There are 16 events at this location

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The Brit Funk Association

All-Star Brit Funk Supergroup featuring members of Beggar & Co, Hi-Tension, Central Line and ex-members of Light of the World & Incognito. The Brit-Funk genre started in the late 1970's and was a catch-all phrase coined by Record Mirror Magazine's James Hamilton to describe the distinctive mix of…

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Daliso Chaponda: Feed This Black Man Again

The Britain's Got Talent finalist returns with a new hour of observational comedy, reflecting on the hellish year of 2020 and how he made lemonade out of lemons.

Tue 21 May

£19.10 / 01582878100

The Devout

Fast becoming The Worlds number one Depeche Mode Tribute Act, The Devout have brought the Depeche Mode experience to another level visually, aurally and musically.

Fri 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Fiona Allen: On the Run

Double Emmy Award winner and star of Smack The Pony is doing her first ever show. Like most working mums, since her children were born she didn't have a moment for herself. Now free, she has tried new hobbies, new places, even attempting to get fit. Difficult when your spirit animal is a sloth. With nowhere left to turn…

Fri 22 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

Jonny and Paddy and back on the road again! Bringing their brand new show 'Dance Like it Never Happened' on tour. And they've missed you all! So what is this new hilarious show about? Grief. Its about Grief. In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no…

Sun 16 Jun

£17.60 / 01206 500900

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin is back: still funny, yet middle-aged. A brand-new show that may contain: yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, 'Is tapas a rip off?', Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment…

Sun 3 Mar

£16.50 / 01206 500900

Laura Belbin: Too Much

She's loud, she swears, she's inappropriate, and she's the comedian behind the social media antics of Knee Deep In Life. Laura Belbin is taking to the stage with her brand new show with one question, is there such a thing as too much???

Mon 10 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

The Motley Crew Sea Shantymen Matinee Special

The Motley Crew Sea Shantymen Matinee Special (Colchester Arts Centre) Singing shanties and songs of the sea out of Brightlingsea, Essex. Long, long ago, a group of likeminded chaps hit on the idea of singing sea shanties for fun. Despite it being a late night at the yacht club, most remembered the idea the day after and…

Sat 6 Apr

£16.50 / 01206 500900

Nick Helm: What Have We Become?

Plosive Live As the survivors of a global pandemic crawl from their fortified boltholes and begin to rebuild society, what is left of them and who amongst them dares to lead them to the light? Join critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Nick Helm as he embarks on a show so insightful, so honest, so…

Tue 14 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Nine Below Zero + Dr Feelgood Maximum Rnb

AGMP presents NINE BELOW ZERO + DR. FEELGOOD 'Maximum R&B' Tour Two of the finest UK Rhythm 'n' Blues bands on one incredible bill. Nine Below Zero released their classic debut LP 'Live at the Marquee' in 1980, the band kept the momentum going with 'Don’t Point Your Finger' in 1981 before releasing their third and…

Sat 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Sat 16 Nov

£33 / 01206 500900

Paul Foot: Dissolve

IMWP Greetings! It's my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. It's an absolute nightmare! The multi award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian presents his 10th solo…

Sat 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900

Philip Sayce

A hotshot guitarist who plays a revved-up mixture of electric blues, hard rock, and tough psychedelia, Philip Sayce was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. When he was two years old, his family pulled up stakes and moved to Canada. Sayce grew up in Toronto, where his parents raised him on a diet of classic rock and blues, with a…

Tue 3 Dec

£29 / 01206 500900

What A Waste - Ian Dury & The Blockheads Tribute

WHAT A WASTE IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS Recreated in Sound & Vision Ian Dury formed Kilburn and the High Roads (a reference to the road in North West London) in 1971, Dury was vocalist and lyricist, co-writing with pianist Russell Hardy and later enrolling into the group a number of the students he was teaching at…

Sat 23 Mar

£22 / 01206 500900

What A Waste - The Ian Dury & The Blockheads Show

What A Waste - The Ian Dury & The Blockheads Show (Colchester Arts Centre) An All-Evening Hits and Classic Album tracks show. What A Waste are the UK's most authentic Ian Dury & The Blockheads recreation act in sound and vision brought to you by six totally committed musicians with a love & respect for the…

Sat 23 Mar

£22 / 01206 500900

Who's Next

Tribute to The Who as they were back in the 70s.

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01206 500900