2016

DECEMBER

THU 1 PEDAL-POWERED CAR CHASE - AT THE OLD BUS DEPOT, QUEEN STREET PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 1 DREADZONE 2 tickets left GIGSGIGS
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET FRUIT 'N VEG 
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 MADE IN COLCHESTER CHRISTMAS FAIR ART FAIRART FAIR
SUN 4 ALEX MERRITT QUARTET FEATURING JEFF WILLIAMS JAZZJAZZ
MON 5 BOF! + TRIO SAOZON + NO STRINGS ATTACHED + PAUL RILEY & GWENDAL MOELE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 6 DEVILMENT + SHE MUST BURN + REZINWOLF GIGSGIGS
WED 7 BADAC THEATRE COMPANY: THE BOX PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
SAT 10 THE AMAZING ADDRIAN PRESENTS AN EDWARDIAN ENTERTAINMENT AT CHRISTMAS - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 10 THE BLOCKHEADS * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 11 STEPHEN K AMOS: WORLD FAMOUS COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 12 HARK HARK WITH COOPE, SIMPSON, FRASER & FREYA * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL FILMFILM
WED 14 CLASSIC HORROR MUSIC NIGHT TALK 
THU 15 A TERRIBLE CASE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE EXCRUCIATING AFFAIR OF THE IVY HOUSE ACADEMY THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 16 BRIGID MAE POWER + POLLYPREACHER GIGSGIGS
SAT 17 THE HOSEPIPE BAND & MARTIN NEWELL: BLACK SHUCK GIGSGIGS
SAT 17 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND SOLD OUT POETRYPOETRY
SUN 18 THE VINYL SESSIONS - GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR!: F#A#INFINITY + SLOW RIOT FOR NEW ZERO KANADA MUSICMUSIC
SUN 18 AUTISM ANGLIA PRESENTS NEUROFANTASTIC! * TALK 
MON 19 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) 85 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
MON 19 FOLK CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY & BARN DANCE * 78 tickets left FOLKFOLK
TUE 20 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) XMAS KIDS 
TUE 20 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) 92 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
WED 21 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 89 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
WED 21 GILAD ATZMON'S SPIRIT OF COLTRANE JAZZJAZZ
THU 22 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 18 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
THU 22 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) - WITH BSL INTERPRETATION 35 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
THU 22 GOODIEPAL & PALS + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA + LEE ASHCROFT + MICK THE HIPPY'S KRAUTROCK DISCO GIGSGIGS
FRI 23 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) SOLD OUT XMAS KIDS 
FRI 23 ALICE D'LUMIERE'S TREE TOPPER CABARET! PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
SAT 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 2 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
SAT 24 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) SOLD OUT XMAS KIDS 
SAT 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
TUE 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 40 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
TUE 27 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) 41 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
TUE 27 THE FABS + SHORT PEOPLE + THE JUDITH CHARMERS * 24 tickets left GIGSGIGS
WED 28 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) - WITH BSL INTERPRETATION 53 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
THU 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 51 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
THU 29 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) 1 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
FRI 30 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 49 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
SAT 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 35 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
SAT 31 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) - AUDIO DESCRIBED 43 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
SAT 31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH ANIMAL NOISE + TROPIC OF XHAO + GHOSTS OF MEN GIGSGIGS
2017

JANUARY

MON 2 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) RELAXED PERFORMANCE 87 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
MON 2 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 1.30PM) 62 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
TUE 3 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS PRESENTS RAPUNZEL (DOORS 10.30AM) 50 tickets left XMAS KIDS 
SAT 7 JUMBLE SALE HOSTED BY HUNT & DARTON JUMBLE SALE 
SUN 8 CHRIS ALLARD: INVISIBLE LANDSCAPE JAZZJAZZ
MON 9 PETE MORTON * FOLKFOLK
WED 11 TREVOR CORDWELL'S PIANO RECITAL * - CANCELLED CLASSICAL 
FRI 13 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN (ONE YEAR ON) SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 14 ON FOR 2017 GIGSGIGS
MON 16 JAMES DELARRE (MAWKIN) & SAUL ROSE (FAUSTUS) * FOLKFOLK
WED 18 [UNIT] 2 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 19 PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY * 91 tickets left GIGSGIGS
FRI 20 WHOLE LOTTA LED * 49 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SAT 21 NICK COPE'S FAMILY CONCERT (WITH BSL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION) SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 21 JENNY ECLAIR: HOW TO BE A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (WITHOUT GOING INSANE) * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 23 JOHN DIPPER & DAVE MALKIN * FOLKFOLK
WED 25 10TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
THU 26 10TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
FRI 27 10TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
SAT 28 10TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
MON 30 THE CHURCHFITTERS * 1 tickets left FOLKFOLK

FEBRUARY

WED 1 WHERE YOU'RE MEANT TO BE FILMFILM
THU 2 IAIN STIRLING: ONWARDS! COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 3 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
SUN 5 TEDDY BEARS CONCERT 3 tickets left KIDSKIDS
SUN 5 TORI FREESTONE TRIO JAZZJAZZ
MON 6 BREABACH * FOLKFOLK
WED 8 SYLVIA RIMAT: THIS MOMENT NOW PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 9 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS * GIGSGIGS
FRI 10 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 11 THEATRE RITES PRESENTS BEASTY BABY KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 THEATRE RITES PRESENTS BEASTY BABY - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 SHUNTED AGAIN! STEVE GRIBBIN'S REAL STORY OF THE RAILWAYS COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 12 ARTS OLAM PRESENTS ROOM TO MOVE * 1 tickets left KIDSKIDS
SUN 12 THOUGHT FORMS + AITHUR + BOSCH GIGSGIGS
MON 13 FARA * FOLKFOLK
WED 15 NICOLA HUNTER: LOST BODIES PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 16 ANDY ZALTZMAN: PLAN Z COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 17 ZOE LYONS: LITTLE MISFIT - POSTPONED COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 18 ULRICH SCHNAUSS (LIVE) + NAT URAZMETOVA (VISUALS) + NOTHNG.EXISTED + ((((((PALLINDROMES)))))) GIGSGIGS
MON 20 MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK, JOHN MCCUSKER & JOHN DOYLE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 21 MATT FORDE: IT'S MY POLITICAL PARTY (AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO) COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 22 RICHARD DEDOMENICI: THE REDUX PROJECT PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 23 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2017 * GIGSGIGS
SAT 25 FAIRYLAND TRUST PRESENTS ANIMAL SHIELD WORKSHOPS (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 FAIRYLAND TRUST PRESENTS ANIMAL SHIELD WORKSHOPS (DOORS 12PM) KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 FAIRYLAND TRUST PRESENTS ANIMAL SHIELD WORKSHOPS (DOORS 1.30PM) KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 GRUMBLING FUR + RADIO ORWELL + UP GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO + SOUND OF YELL FOLKFOLK
MON 27 MARTIN CARTHY & JOHN KIRKPATRICK * FOLKFOLK
TUE 28 JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: PEOPLE & FEELINGS COMEDYCOMEDY

MARCH

WED 1 ACCESS ALL AREAS: THE MISFIT ANALYSIS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 3 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 4 RICHARD HERRING: THE BEST * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 5 GEORGIA MANCIO'S QUADRO JAZZJAZZ
MON 6 MAWKIN * FOLKFOLK
TUE 7 MACGILLIVRAY + LAURA CANNELL + HARPOON GROUP GIGSGIGS
WED 8 TURNING WORLDS DANCE COMPANY: SEMAPHORE#SELFIES PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 9 IDLES + RAD PITT + ABODE GIGSGIGS
FRI 10 THE BEAT FEATURING RANKING ROGER * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 11 FAMILY FOLK SHOW WITH MEGSON KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 CAMILLE OSULLIVAN: THE CARNY DREAM * GIGSGIGS
SUN 12 ANTONIO FORCIONE & SARAH JANE MORRIS JAZZJAZZ
MON 13 LEVERET * FOLKFOLK
TUE 14 SEANN WALSH: ONE FOR THE ROAD * 11 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 15 NATASHA DAVIS: FIFTY ROOMS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 16 PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: THE SUBSTANCE TOUR * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 18 AN EVENING WITH THE ARCHERS ACTRESS SUNNY ORMONDE (THE OUTRAGEOUS LILIAN BELLAMY!) TALK 
MON 20 THE RHEINGANS SISTERS * FOLKFOLK
WED 22 THIRD ANGEL: PARTUS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 23 THEATRE AT BREAKFAST TIME! THIRD ANGEL: PARTUS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 24 SARA PASCOE: ANIMAL SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 25 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "EGG AND SPOON" 10:50AM KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "EGG AND SPOON" 12:35PM KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "EGG AND SPOON" 2:20PM KIDSKIDS
SAT 25 UNDISCOVERED LIVE MUSIC CONTEST: THE FINAL * GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 THE VINYL SESSIONS - BEASTIE BOYS: ILL COMMUNICATION MUSICMUSIC
SUN 26 PAUL CLIPSON WITH SHINYA SUGIMOTO & JEREMY YOUNG PRESENT TOTAL FICTION (2017) + NATHANIEL MANN GIGSGIGS
MON 27 CLIVE CARROLL * FOLKFOLK
WED 29 SCOTTEE: BRAVADO PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 30 SPACE + WARM WINTERS + SURGE GIGSGIGS
FRI 31 ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL: THE FINAL FLING * VARIETY 

APRIL

SAT 1 VARIETY NIGHT 2 tickets left VARIETY 
SUN 2 ALISON RAYNER QUINTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 3 RAG MAMA RAG * FOLKFOLK
WED 5 GREG WOHEAD: CELEBRATION, FLORIDA + LUCY HUTSON: BI-CURIOUS GEORGE AND OTHER SIDE KICKS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 6 ROB ROUSE: ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 7 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 7 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 8 DAVID BOWIE - ALL GOLDEN YEARS * GIGSGIGS
SUN 9 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 9 FREE DJEMBE DRUMMING WORKSHOPS ALL DAY WORKSHOP 
SUN 9 FIN TAYLOR + MAT EWINS - POSTPONED COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 10 MAIREARAD GREEN & ANNA MASSIE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 11 STEVE IGNORANT'S SLICE OF LIFE + PET NEEDS GIGSGIGS
WED 12 NIGEL BARRETT & LOUISE MARI: MARGATE/DREAMLAND PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 13 DR PHIL HAMMOND: DR PHIL'S HEALTH REVOLUTION 17 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 14 SUPERGLU + ORDINARY NOISE + GAFFA TAPE SANDY GIGSGIGS
SAT 15 PAPER BALLOON PRESENTS THE BOY AND THE MERMAID KIDSKIDS
SAT 15 PAPER BALLOON PRESENTS THE BOY AND THE MERMAID - RELAXED PERFORMANCE WITH BSL INTERPRETATION KIDSKIDS
SAT 15 ROVING CROWS GIGSGIGS
SUN 16 JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER + MATT BUCKLE GIGSGIGS
TUE 18 TRANS AM + MOTHER SKY + NOTHING.EXISTED GIGSGIGS
WED 19 TIM BROMAGE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 20 ZOE LYONS: LITTLE MISFIT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 21 BANG SAID THE GUN POETRYPOETRY
SUN 23 THE VINYL SESSIONS - TELEVISION: MARQUEE MOON MUSICMUSIC
SUN 23 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 23 KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 24 MOORE, MOSS & RUTTER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 25 HAYSEED DIXIE + DATCHA MANDALA * 60 tickets left GIGSGIGS
WED 26 CATHERINE HOFFMANN: FREE LUNCH WITH THE STENCHWENCH PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 27 TONY LAW: A LAW UNTO HIS-ELF WHAT WELCOME COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 28 AN EVENING WITH IAN MCCULLOCH * 25 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SAT 29 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS (WITH BSL SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION) SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 29 THE FLOYD EFFECT: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON & BEYOND * 2 tickets left GIGSGIGS

MAY

TUE 2 LANCE CORPORAL RICHARD JONES * SOLD OUT MAGIC 
WED 3 PETER MCMASTER: 27 PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 4 ILLUMINATING ALICE THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 5 FARMERS MARKET PLUS MARKETMARKET
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 COMMITTED TO THE BLUES BROTHERS * GIGSGIGS
SUN 7 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 7 PARTIKEL JAZZJAZZ
MON 8 JON BODEN * 23 tickets left FOLKFOLK
WED 10 STEFANIE MUELLER: PRELUDE TO A COAT PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 11 THEATRE AT BREAKFAST TIME! STEFANIE MUELLER: PRELUDE TO A COAT PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 11 ANNA & ELIZABETH + EAST CREEK UNION FOLKFOLK
FRI 12 CLASSIC HORROR NIGHTS! DRACULA AD 1972 FILMFILM
SAT 13 THREE HALF PINTS PRESENTS THE THREE MUSKETEERS KIDSKIDS
SAT 13 THREE HALF PINTS PRESENTS THE THREE MUSKETEERS (RELAXED PERFORMANCE) KIDSKIDS
SAT 13 THE SWING SPECTACULAR * 31 tickets left SWING 
MON 15 BENJI KIRKPATRICK (EX BELLOWHEAD) * FOLKFOLK
TUE 16 BRIAN CONLEY: THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER (IN HIS PRICE RANGE) * 8 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 17 OLD TRUNK: FRAN & LENI PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 18 VEIN JAZZJAZZ
FRI 19 JOHN CALLAGHAN + USOL + JOTNARR + THE ABOMINABLE MR TINKLER + DJGRAM GIGSGIGS
SAT 20 CKY SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 21 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 21 THE VINYL SESSIONS - MILES DAVIS: KIND OF BLUE MUSICMUSIC
SUN 21 CARA DILLON * FOLKFOLK
MON 22 EMILY SMITH & JAMIE MCCLENNAN * FOLKFOLK
WED 24 FRANCESCA BEARD: HOW TO SURVIVE A POST-TRUTH APOCALYPSE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 26 CUT HANDS + POSSESSION TRANCE + THE FEZ! GIGSGIGS
SAT 27 SEA LEGS PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN KIDSKIDS
SAT 27 SEA LEGS PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN (RELAXED PERFORMANCE WITH BSL) KIDSKIDS
SUN 28 THE WARM & TOASTY CLUB... GOES COAST TO COAST GIGSGIGS
SUN 28 AYESHA HAZARIKA: THE STATE OF THE NATION COMEDYCOMEDY
TUE 30 32ND COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
WED 31 32ND COLCHESTER REAL ALE & CIDER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER