2015

OCTOBER

THU 1 JASON BYRNE: 20 YEARS A CLOWN COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 COMEDY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS (11-15) COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 COMEDY WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS (16+) COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 4 COLCHESTER NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - THE FINAL COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 5 JUSTICE YELDHAM + PHANTOM CHIPS + JOTNARR + TROPIC OF XHAO + ZOPHOCLES @ FIRSTSITE! GIGSGIGS
MON 5 HARRIET BARTLETT & KEVIN DEMPSEY * FOLKFOLK
WED 7 ONCE UPON A TIME PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 8 HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI: BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 9 COLCHESTER'S GOT TALENT * VARIETY 
SAT 10 SING! WITH NICK COPE KIDSKIDS
SAT 10 SEAN HUGHES: MUMBO JUMBO COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 11 ACOUSTIC LOUNGE * GIGSGIGS
SUN 11 SEAN KELLY LIVE! COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 12 CLIVE CARROLL * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O GIGSGIGS
WED 14 CARDBOARD SUMO ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION SERIES: TEAR DOWN THE TEMPLE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 15 ANDREW LAWRENCE: UNCENSORED COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 16 SECKOU KEITA: 22 STRINGS WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
SAT 17 CHRIS RAMSEY: ALL GROWED UP * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 18 SOUND SENSATIONS: A RELAXED ORCHESTRAL CONCERT (DOORS OPEN 10.45AM) * CLASSICAL 
SUN 18 SOUND SENSATIONS: A RELAXED ORCHESTRAL CONCERT (DOORS OPEN 1.15PM) * CLASSICAL 
MON 19 NANCY KERR & JAMES FAGAN * FOLKFOLK
TUE 20 JIMEOIN: YEEHAA! * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 21 TIM JEEVES: THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 22 JUAN MARTIN PRESENTS DOS GUITARRAS MALAGUENAS FLAMENCO 
FRI 23 RUTS DC GIGSGIGS
SAT 24 COMPAGNIE ANIMOTION: BANG! CRASH! ZING! TING, TING! WORKSHOP KIDSKIDS
SAT 24 COMPAGNIE ANIMOTION: TOUR DE FRANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 24 THE 60S BRITPOP GIRLS SHOW GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 THE VINYL SESSIONS - THE BEATLES: REVOLVER MUSICMUSIC
SUN 25 PRATAP PAWAR TRIVENI DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS: JHANKAR (THE SOUNDS OF BELLS) DANCE 
MON 26 THE FOXGLOVE TRIO * FOLKFOLK
TUE 27 THE CLOCKWORK GIRL - A STORY FROM LEOPOLD THORN THEATRETHEATRE
WED 28 STACY MAKISHI: VESPER TIME PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 29 SIMON MUNNERY: AND NOTHING BUT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 30 THE LATIN RHYTHM: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL * SALSASALSA
SAT 31 TOMMY TIERNAN: OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND * COMEDYCOMEDY

NOVEMBER

SUN 1 PETE OXLEY & NICOLAS MEIER JAZZJAZZ
MON 2 THE CARRIVICK SISTERS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 3 MATT FORDE: GET THE POLITICAL PARTY STARTED COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 4 NOVUS THEATRE: THE REVERSE IS ALSO TRUE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 5 RICH PERKS + VLOOKUP TRIO: FRETLESS ARCHITECTURE GIGSGIGS
FRI 6 ROB BECKETT: MOUTH OF THE SOUTH * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 7 GOBLIN THEATRE: MR TIGER GOES WILD (DOORS 10.30AM) KIDSKIDS
SAT 7 GOBLIN THEATRE: MR TIGER GOES WILD (DOORS 1.30PM) - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 7 PATRICK KIELTY: HELP! * COMEDYCOMEDY
TUE 10 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSGIGS
WED 11 FIGS IN WIGS: SHOW OFF PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 12 KEVIN PEARCE + NAOMI OMUOREH GIGSGIGS
FRI 13 BEARDYMAN: ONE ALBUM PER HOUR - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 15 THE MAGIC BAND * GIGSGIGS
MON 16 JAMIE SMITH'S MABON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 17 LAU * FOLKFOLK
WED 18 MARS TARRAB: THE LADYS NOT FOR WALKING LIKE AN EGYPTIAN PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 19 THE HOSEPIPE BAND & MARTIN NEWELL FOLKFOLK
FRI 20 SHARON SHANNON & ALAN CONNOR * FOLKFOLK
SAT 21 GARLIC THEATRE: OLD MOTHER HUBBARD & HER CUPBOARD KIDSKIDS
SAT 21 CRAFT SPELLS + SO CALLED HUMANS + WARM WINTERS + POLLYPREACHER GIGSGIGS
SUN 22 TIM KLIPHUIS TRIO WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
MON 23 CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK * FOLKFOLK
TUE 24 STEWART FRANCIS: PUN GENT * COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 25 RHIANNON FAITH: SCARY SH*T PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 27 JENNY ECLAIR: HOW TO BE A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (WITHOUT GOING INSANE) * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 28 KATHERINE RYAN: KATHBUM * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 29 THE VINYL SESSIONS - PULP: DIFFERENT CLASS MUSICMUSIC
SUN 29 MITCH BENN: DON'T BELIEVE A WORD COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 30 MEGSON * FOLKFOLK

DECEMBER

TUE 1 WRECKLESS ERIC GIGSGIGS
WED 2 THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF POETRY WITH A FIRM OF POETS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 3 LABOUR'S GOT TALENT * VARIETY 
FRI 4 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 5 TEA & SYMPATHY PRESENT STRIPPED BACK & STRIPED * GIGSGIGS
SUN 6 ROB NEWMAN: THE BRAIN SHOW COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 7 JOHN KIRKPATRICK: CAROLLING & CRUMPETS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 8 ORANGE GOBLIN GIGSGIGS
WED 9 PROJECT O: O PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 10 STEPHEN K AMOS: THE LAUGHTER MASTER * COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 11 ISLAM CHIPSY & EEK + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA GIGSGIGS
SAT 12 THE BLOCKHEADS * - SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 13 THE TARA BENNETT VOCAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT (DOORS 2PM) * MUSICAL 
SUN 13 THE TARA BENNETT VOCAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT (DOORS 7PM) * MUSICAL 
MON 14 VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER * FOLKFOLK
WED 16 CHRIS MAYNE PRESENTS: THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS MAGIC 
WED 16 I HEAR VOICES THEATRE PRESENTS O.F.U. THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 18 GOODIEPAL: A NIGHT OF SCANDINAVIAN NORDIC DREAMY SYNTH MUSIC GIGSGIGS
SAT 19 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH WITH JOHN COOPER-CLARKE & FRIENDS - SOLD OUT POETRYPOETRY
SUN 20 THE VINYL SESSIONS - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: PAWN HEARTS MUSICMUSIC
SUN 20 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
MON 28 PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING - A TRIBUTE TO NICK ALEXANDER * GIGSGIGS
THU 31 NEW TOWN KINGS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY * GIGSGIGS
2016

JANUARY

FRI 8 BEARDED BEARS PRESENTS CRY: LIVE! * GIGSGIGS
SUN 10 JAZZ CLUB LAUNCH NIGHT TRIPLE BILL JAZZJAZZ
FRI 15 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIEW * GIGSGIGS
MON 18 STEVE TILSTON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 19 ELIZA AND THE BEAR GIGSGIGS
THU 21 THE NOISE NEXT DOOR: NOISE IN THE HOOD COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 22 WHOLE LOTTA LED: 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * GIGSGIGS
SAT 23 SING! WITH NICK COPE KIDSKIDS
SAT 23 OWEN JONES: THE POLITICS OF HOPE - SOLD OUT TALK 
MON 25 CHRIS WOOD * FOLKFOLK

FEBRUARY

MON 1 THE CHURCHFITTERS * - SOLD OUT FOLKFOLK
TUE 2 HELM + DREW MCDOWALL (COIL) + ACOLYTES GIGSGIGS
WED 3 ROSS NOBLE (WARM UP) * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 TIFF STEVENSON: MAD MAN COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 7 THE TEDDY BEAR'S CONCERT * KIDSKIDS
SUN 7 TOM HARRISON QUARTET FEATURING CLEVELAND WATKISS: THE MUSIC OF DUKE ELLINGTON JAZZJAZZ
MON 8 THE CHANGING ROOM * FOLKFOLK
WED 10 CONWAY COHORT COLCHESTER MIX PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 11 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2016 * GIGSGIGS
FRI 12 SHAZIA MIRZA: THE KARDASHIANS MADE ME DO IT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 13 TRAVELLED COMPANIONS PRESENTS WHERE CATERPILLARS GO... (3 SHOWS) KIDSKIDS
SAT 13 THE GOOD / BAD FILM NIGHT DOUBLE BILL: SHOWGIRLS & THIS IS SPINAL TAP FILMFILM
SUN 14 BLACK PEAKS GIGSGIGS
SUN 14 THE VINYL SESSIONS: DAVID BOWIE REMEMBERED MUSICMUSIC
MON 15 PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN * FOLKFOLK
TUE 16 MICHAEL MCGOLDRICK, JOHN MCCUSKER & JOHN DOYLE FOLKFOLK
WED 17 BYRON VINCENT: TALK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU LIKE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 18 FREE FOR ALL: ECLECTIC FOLK / ACOUSTIC NIGHT * GIGSGIGS
FRI 19 THE LATIN RHYTHM PRESENTS SON YAMBU SALSASALSA
SAT 20 SARAH NICOLLS: MOMENTS OF WEIGHTLESSNESS NEW MUSIC 
SUN 21 FICKLE FRIENDS GIGSGIGS
MON 22 MOIRAI * FOLKFOLK
WED 24 WEIRD SEANCE: DYSPRAXE BY DANIEL OLIVER PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 25 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2016 * GIGSGIGS
FRI 26 TONY LAW: FRILLEMORPHESIS COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 27 SOAP SOUP THEATRE PRESENTS THE OWL & THE PUSSYCATS TREASURY OF NONSENSE (2 SHOWS) KIDSKIDS
SAT 27 VOLUNTEER NIGHT PARTY 
SUN 28 THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL REVIVAL BAND * GIGSGIGS
MON 29 THE JAMES BROTHERS * FOLKFOLK

MARCH

TUE 1 LAURA CANNELL GIGSGIGS
WED 2 ROSS SUTHERLAND: STANDBY FOR TAPE BACK-UP PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 3 TURIN BRAKES * - SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
FRI 4 OMID DJALILI: LIVE 2016 * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 5 OMID DJALILI: LIVE 2016 * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 6 ALEC DANKWORTH'S WORLD SPIRIT JAZZJAZZ
MON 7 HANNAH SANDERS & BEN SAVAGE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 8 DECAPITATED + SYLOSIS GIGSGIGS
WED 9 EXPERIENTIAL: BRIDGING THE VOID PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 10 ANDY ZALTZMAN COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 11 STEEMY DAN: REELIN' IN THE YEARS GIGSGIGS
SAT 12 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS THE CURIOUS ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 12 RICHARD HERRING: HAPPY NOW? * COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 13 LUBOMYR MELNYK GIGSGIGS
MON 14 WINTER WILSON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 15 GUILLAUME GARGAUD & PATRICE GRENTE GIGSGIGS
WED 16 DOGSTAR THEATRE COMPANY: THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 17 PAUL SINHA: POSTCARDS FROM THE Z LIST COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 18 THE FLOYD EFFECT: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON & BEYOND * GIGSGIGS
SAT 19 ON FOR 2016 GIGSGIGS
MON 21 GIGSPANNER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 22 AN EVENING WITH IAN MCCULLOCH * - SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
WED 23 MADE IN CHINA: TONIGHT I'M GONNA BE THE NEW ME PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 25 JENNY ECLAIR: HOW TO BE A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN (WITHOUT GOING INSANE) * - SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 26 CAC SPRINGBOARD PRESENTS A FAMILY WORLD MUSIC DAY (2 WORKSHOPS) KIDSKIDS
SAT 26 ENGLISH HERETIC + ZOPHOCLES + THE WINGLESS HERON GIGSGIGS
SUN 27 THE VINYL SESSIONS - THE SMITHS: THE QUEEN IS DEAD MUSICMUSIC
SUN 27 KARMA TO BURN + SONS OF MORPHEUS GIGSGIGS
WED 30 FOXY AND HUSK: FOX SYMPHONY PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 31 SIMON EVANS: IN THE MONEY COMEDYCOMEDY