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Colchester Arts Centre

Open Now: 10:30 - 17:30
Open today: 10:30 - 17:30
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Very good

Enjoyed the visit, plenty to see and it changes all the time I personally enjoyed the time I spent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris C
Colchester, United Kingdom
Great range of shows and activities

We love the Arts Centre. A wide range of shows - comedians are our favourites - including for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 5 days ago

Enjoyed the visit, plenty to see and it changes all the time I personally enjoyed the time I spent in there!

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Arts Centre. A wide range of shows - comedians are our favourites - including for children. It doesn't have any frills and queues can be long for the bars. If there are a lot of you, it is a good idea to...More

Thank Happiestgardener
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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 28 August 2018

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 27 August 2018 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 27 August 2018

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

Thank Decoruns
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank emmitchell2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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 26 August 2018 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 22 August 2018

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

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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.
13 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.