Breaking News
28/03/2018
MAYOR'S VARIETY NIGHT NOW SOLD OUT! To be added to the waiting list please e-mail info@colchesterartscentre... read more
22/03/2018
LATITUDE TICKETS NOW IN STOCK As usual we have a limited stock of tickets for Latitude Festival at Henham Park... read more
02/03/2018
02.03.18 - THE LAUGHTER ZONE IS ON! The weather might be a bit off but tonight's LAUGHTER ZONE stand up comedy night... read more
DIARY

APRIL

SAT 21 THE FLOYD EFFECT * SOLD OUT GIGSSOLD OUTGIGS
SUN 22 VINYL SESSIONS: HAWKWIND - SPACE RITUAL MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 22 MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET FEATURING ETHAN IVERSON JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 23 NINEBARROW * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 24 SAY SUE ME + SUPERGLU + SAM EAGLE & THE LEMON LIZARDS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 25 SARAH BLANC: IT STARTED WITH JASON DONOVAN PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 26 SIEBEN + FISHCLAW + HARPOON GROUP GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 26 THE HORNE SECTION: POSTPONED * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 27 SHAPPI KHORSANDI: MISTRESS & MISFIT * 88 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [CLOWNING AND THEATRE WORKSHOP] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [SHOW] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 28 MADDY PRIOR IN CONCERT WITH HANNAH JAMES AND GILES LEWIN * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
MON 30 DOVETAIL TRIO * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK

MAY

WED 2 DAVID HOYLE: DIAMOND PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 3 A HAWK AND A HACKSAW + SEALIONWOMAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 4 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 5 THE ELO ENCOUNTER * 33 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 6 ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 8 STEVE LAMACQ: GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 9 SH!T THEATRE: DOLLYWOULD PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 10 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES [1974] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 11 LONDON ASTROBEAT ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TALKING HEADS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 12 HOT COALS THEATRE PRESENTS: KNOCK KNOCK KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 12 NINE BELOW ZERO * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 13 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 13 AN EVENING WITH GARY LUCAS: FROM BEEFHEART TO BUCKLEY AND BEYOND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 14 LUKE DANIELS & TIM EDEY * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 15 TIM KEY: MEGADATE COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
WED 16 STACY MAKISHI: THE COMFORTER PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 17 BEANS ON TOAST * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 18 PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY * 62 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 19 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOWN HALL TOUR * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SAT 19 NEW TOWN KINGS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 20 VINYL SESSIONS: I LIKE TRAINS - PROGRESS. REFORM + ELEGIES... MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 20 FAIRPORT CONVENTION * 49 tickets left FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
MON 21 BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 21 CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 22 THE MAGIC NUMBERS + PENELOPE ISLES * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 23 RACHEL MARS & GREG WOHEAD: STORY #1 PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 24 THE HUT PEOPLE FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
FRI 25 WRECKLESS ERIC GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 26 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 26 BLACK ROOTS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 27 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 27 LISA KNAPP FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 29 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
WED 30 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
THU 31 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER

JUNE

FRI 1 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
SAT 2 33RD COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBUY TICKETSBEER
SUN 3 JOY ELLIS JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
WED 6 SUICIDE NOTES... THE SPOKEN WORD OF CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 7 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTER FROM HELL (1974) + Q&A WITH MADELINE SMITH FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 8 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 8 MANIAC SQUAT + THE DRUIDS + BALLOOON SAMWIDGE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 9 NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: THUMBELINA KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: THUMBELINA [WITH BSL] KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 9 THE YORUBA WOMEN CHOIR WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
SUN 10 WHY ENGLAND LOSE? TALKBUY TICKETS 
MON 11 CORROSION OF CONFORMITY + MEADOWS * 6 tickets left GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 12 WUSSY + RADIO ORWELL + GHOST MUSIC GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
WED 13 FEMI & THE INRHYTHMS WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
THU 14 BARBARA NICE: RAFFLE! COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 15 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 16 FROCK SWAP! MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
SUN 17 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 17 MARTIN NEWELL: EYE TUNES * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 17 SARAH KENDALL: ONE-SEVENTEEN COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 18 BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 19 CITIZEN JOURNALISM WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
WED 20 THE EX + AITHUR GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 21 FLO & JOAN: JOAN & FLO 18 tickets left COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 23 CARA DILLON * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
SUN 24 VINYL SESSIONS: MARVIN GAYE - WHATS GOING ON MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
WED 27 TOMAGA PERFORM A LIVE SOUNDTRACK TO LUCIFER RISING (KENNETH ANGER, 1972) GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 29 LIVE/WIRE: THE AC/DC SHOW * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

JULY

SUN 1 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 1 MORE TEA, VICAR? WITH DADS ARMY VICAR FRANK WILLIAMS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 1 JAZZ, FUNK AND SOUL WITH TRISTAN JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
TUE 3 SABAR DRUMMING WORKSHOP WITH MODOU DIOUF * 22 tickets left WORKSHOPBUY TICKETS 
THU 5 TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 6 FIRESTARTER: JOHN BALL AND THE GREAT REVOLT GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 9 CARL STONE + PHIL MILL GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 10 FREE FOLK IN BREXIT BRITAIN: THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA & SUTARI + THE DYR SISTER GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 12 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE [1974] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 13 CRAIG CAMPBELL: EASY TIGER COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
SUN 15 GRIFF RHYS JONES: WHERE WAS I? * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
MON 16 BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
TUE 17 BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOOLS PERFORMANCE KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 18 BAIT THEATRE: TALES PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
THU 19 STEVE BUGEJA: SUMMER CAMP COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 20 THE EDUARDO NIEBLA EXPERIENCE WORLD MUSICBUY TICKETSWORLD MUSIC
SAT 21 PENNY SLINGER: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (FILM SCREENING) + PERFORMANCE FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY BOARD GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 29 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR

AUGUST

FRI 3 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 5 VINYL SESSIONS: DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET - TIME OUT MUSICBUY TICKETSMUSIC
SUN 5 TALINKA JAZZBUY TICKETSJAZZ
MON 6 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 1 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
TUE 7 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 2 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 8 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 3 KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SUN 12 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
TUE 14 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
WED 15 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
THU 16 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: MA(D)JESTIC SCIENCE FESTIVAL KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
TUE 21 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: ALL HAIL MACBETH (AT TYMPERLEY'S GARDENS) THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
WED 22 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: ALL HAIL MACBETH (AT TYMPERLEY'S GARDENS) THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
THU 23 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: ALL HAIL MACBETH (AT TYMPERLEY'S GARDENS) THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
FRI 24 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: ALL HAIL MACBETH (AT TYMPERLEY'S GARDENS) THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
FRI 24 A FOREIGNERS JOURNEY: A TRIBUTE TO FOREIGNER & JOURNEY * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 25 PACKING SHED THEATRE PRESENTS: ALL HAIL MACBETH (AT TYMPERLEY'S GARDENS) THEATREBUY TICKETSTHEATRE
SAT 25 STEEMY DAN GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 26 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 31 THE DOWNSETTERS GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

SEPTEMBER

SAT 1 ROVING CROWS FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
TUE 4 MARISA ANDERSON GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
THU 6 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: DR PHIBES RISES AGAIN [1972] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 7 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 8 THE JOHN HACKETT BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 9 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
TUE 11 THE HORNE SECTION * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SAT 15 D'UKES GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
MON 17 BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 21 CREATING CHANGE: IF IT'S WRONG, CHANGE IT GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 23 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
THU 27 JASON BYRNE: YOU CAN COME IN, BUT DONT START ANYTHING * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 28 PHIL NICHOL: YOUR WRONG COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 30 MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

OCTOBER

FRI 5 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 6 THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENTS AND BLUES BROTHERS EXPERIENCE * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SUN 7 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 12 HAL CRUTTENDEN: CHUBSTER * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 13 COLCHESTER GAMES FAIR 2018 FAIRBUY TICKETS 
TUE 16 ROBIN INCE: CHAOS OF DELIGHT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 18 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: WITCHFINDER GENERAL [1968] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
TUE 23 JIMEOIN: RESULT! * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 26 GARY DELANEY: GAGSTER'S PARADISE * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
TUE 30 KEITH JAMES: THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

NOVEMBER

THU 1 GLENN TILBROOK * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SAT 3 DARREN HARRIOTT: VISCERAL * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
SUN 4 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR X * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
TUE 6 PETE FIRMAN: MARVELS MAGICBUY TICKETS 
THU 8 THE THINKING DRINKERS: PUB CRAWL * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
FRI 9 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
TUE 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: MADHOUSE [1974] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
TUE 20 WORLD WAR 1 CENTENARY: A HISTORY FROM BELOW TALKBUY TICKETS 
WED 21 VIJAY PATEL: PULL THE TRIGGER PERFORMANCEBUY TICKETSPERFORMANCE
SAT 24 COMEDY4KIDS HOW DOES THIS POLITICS THING WORK THEN KIDSBUY TICKETSKIDS
SAT 24 SARA PASCOE: LADSLADSLADS * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
SUN 25 STEWART FRANCIS: INTO THE PUNSET * SOLD OUT COMEDYSOLD OUTCOMEDY
MON 26 DERMOT BYRNE (ALTAN), STEVE COONEY (STOCKTONS WING) & BRID HARPER * FOLKBUY TICKETSFOLK
THU 29 GEOFF NORCOTT: TRADITIONALISM COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

DECEMBER

SUN 2 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURBUY TICKETSWALKING TOUR
FRI 7 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETBUY TICKETSMARKET
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY
THU 13 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS: TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER [1976] FILMBUY TICKETSFILM
FRI 14 THE BLOCKHEADS * GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS
SAT 22 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2018 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND POETRYBUY TICKETSPOETRY
SUN 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
MON 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYBUY TICKETSXMAS STORY
2019

FEBRUARY

THU 28 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2019 GIGSBUY TICKETSGIGS

MARCH

SAT 2 SAM AVERY: THE LEARNER PARENT COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

APRIL

SAT 20 ANDREW MAXWELL: SHOWTIME * COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY

MAY

THU 16 PAUL FOOT: IMAGE CONSCIOUS COMEDYBUY TICKETSCOMEDY