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Colchester Arts Centre

Open Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Fantastic experience

Watched a fantastic comedy act here and had a great time, venue was gorgeous. Wheelchair accessible... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steven K
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Great comedy evening

Took some visiting friends here for a comedy evening. It’s such a lovely little venue and we had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“old church”(24 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 3 days ago via mobile

Watched a fantastic comedy act here and had a great time, venue was gorgeous. Wheelchair accessible and drinks reasonably priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place where found art and artists, cool place to visit in this nice city. My friend bring me here and his amazing

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some visiting friends here for a comedy evening. It’s such a lovely little venue and we had a great evening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katrina_Zara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter to see the Christmas puppet show 'Snow White, Rose Red'. We had seen the presenter before (Rapunzel) and this show was just as magical for the children and the adults. The Arts Centre venue looks like a fairy tale grotto adding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George P
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We have visited the venue on a number of occasions and always enjoyed this quirky venue, the selection of music, comedy and arts means that there are always some interesting things to see

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peter h
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Former church now used for a variety of arts events: comedy nights, small concerts and beer festivals among them. This wonderful venue is quite small and intimate, and the management book all kinds of arts events, so there is always something interesting going on. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have worked with CAC wearing many of my 'work hats', and have always been impressed with the energy and enthusiasm exuded by the staff in all that they do. Many and varied activities from Comedy nights, through Music gig, to fun and diverse activities...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Went to see comedian Gary Delaney at the Colchester Arts Centre on October 26th and had a great night. It was a full house so rather a squeeze, but it all adds to the atmosphere and there was no real wait at the bars or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emilylW5218QQ
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I love this place I discovered it a couple of years ago Yeah it's a bit spit and sawdust it's an Old church after all but its a great venue to watch Comedians before and after them becoming famous and being a massive Stand-up fan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Not a bad venue, some very interesting performers a good place to go but they do tend to pack people in.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank David W
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May 31, 2017|
Response from 473viviennew | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes the wheelchair access is at both entrances to the building.
January 13, 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.