2017

OCTOBER

SUN 1 MATT RIDLEY QUARTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 2 ALDEN, PATTERSON & DASHWOOD * FOLKFOLK
TUE 3 ROBIN INCE: PRAGMATIC INSANITY COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 4 JENNY LEE: HEARTBEATS & ALGORITHMS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 5 SHARON SHANNON * FOLKFOLK
FRI 6 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 6 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 7 COLCHESTER GAMES FAIR FAIR 
SAT 7 SIMON DAY, IN CHARACTER 38 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 8 KILLS ON WHEELS FILMFILM
MON 9 THE YOUNG'UNS - STRANGERS ALBUM TOUR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 10 MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE 85 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 11 FIGS IN WIGS: OFTEN ONSTAGE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 12 KEVIN PEARCE: ALBUM LAUNCH GIGSGIGS
SAT 14 COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS WITH BSL INTERPRETATION KIDSKIDS
SAT 14 JEREMY HARDY LIVE 2017 * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 15 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 15 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATES THE ORIGINS OF BLACK MUSIC * GIGSGIGS
MON 16 THE SAM KELLY DUO * FOLKFOLK
TUE 17 FRANK IERO AND THE PATIENCE * GIGSGIGS
WED 18 H2 DANCE: STRANGERS & OTHERS (DOORS OPEN 5.30PM) 35 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
WED 18 H2 DANCE: STRANGERS & OTHERS (DOORS OPEN 7.45PM) 19 tickets left PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 19 LAURENCE CLARK: INDEPENDENCE COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 20 PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 21 THE GREAT BRITISH TAKE OFF FEATURING JON CULSHAW & BILL DARE * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 22 CHARLIE WOOD BAND JAZZJAZZ
MON 23 MARTIN SIMPSON: TRAILS & TRIBULATIONS TOUR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 24 JIMEOIN: RIDICULOUS * 5 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 25 REVEREND BILLY & THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING CHOIR: TRUMP DEPRESSION HOTLINE TOUR PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 26 AKDK + ARTIFICIALLY YOURS + NOTHING.EXISTED GIGSGIGS
FRI 27 LATIN RHYTHM SALSAWEEN PARTY * SALSASALSA
SAT 28 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "THERE AND BACK AGAIN- AN ODYSSEY" KIDSKIDS
SAT 28 PET SHOP BOYS TRIBUTE GIGSGIGS
SUN 29 THE VINYL SESSIONS - BJORK: HOMOGENIC MUSICMUSIC
SUN 29 AKERCOCKE + HECATE ENTHRONED + TERRA GIGSGIGS
MON 30 4SQUARE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 31 JUSTIN CURRIE & THE PALLBEARERS * GIGSGIGS

NOVEMBER

WED 1 TOM MARSHMAN: KINGS CROSS (REMIX) PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 2 DINGUS KHAN + RUBBER JAW + TR-33N GIGSGIGS
FRI 3 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 3 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 4 HUGH CORNWELL * GIGSGIGS
SUN 5 PETE KENNEDY BOOK LAUNCH LIVE LITERATURE 
SUN 5 MONK MISTERIOSO: A JOURNEY INTO THE SILENCE OF THELONIOUS MONK JAZZJAZZ
MON 6 CARDBOARD FOX * FOLKFOLK
TUE 7 DANNY BHOY: MAKE SOMETHING GREAT AGAIN FOR STRONGER BETTER FUTURE TOMORROW TOGETHER 19 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 8 FRANKO B: MILK + BLOOD PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 9 INDIGO MOON THEATRE & COMPAGNIE VIA CANE PRESENT SHAKESPEARE VERSUS MOLIERE THEATRETHEATRE
FRI 10 THE PAUL FRANCIS BAND * GIGSGIGS
SAT 11 DARYL BEETON PRESENTS: A SQUARE WORLD - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 DARYL BEETON PRESENTS: A SQUARE WORLD KIDSKIDS
SAT 11 NOT THE ROLLING STONES * GIGSGIGS
SUN 12 ELLA FITZGERALD AT 100 WITH MARTIN TAYLOR & ALISON BURNS JAZZJAZZ
MON 13 GIGSPANNER * FOLKFOLK
TUE 14 DALEK + (((((PALINDROMES))))) GIGSGIGS
WED 15 JO BANNON: ALBA PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 16 AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM WITH GUESTS THE DHOL FOUNDATION * 29 tickets left GIGSGIGS
FRI 17 THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT GIGSGIGS
SAT 18 FROCK SWAP! MARKETMARKET
SAT 18 SNAPPED ANKLES + GHOSTS OF MEN + THE VALHALLANS GIGSGIGS
SUN 19 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 19 THE VINYL SESSIONS - PINK FLOYD: PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN + Q&A WITH 'TWINK' MUSICMUSIC
SUN 19 TOMMY SMITH & BRIAN KELLOCK JAZZJAZZ
MON 20 MEGSON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 21 BANNER THEATRE: RISE, LIKE LIONS! * THEATRETHEATRE
WED 22 LUKE WRIGHT: THE TOLL PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 23 JAMES ACASTER: CLASSIC SCRAPES BOOK TOUR * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 24 MATT RICHARDSON COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 25 DREADZONE * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SUN 26 INDIGO MOON THEATRE PRESENTS ALADDIN SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SUN 26 THE MAGIC BAND PLAY THE MUSIC OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART: FAREWELL TOUR * GIGSGIGS
MON 27 CHRIS WOOD * FOLKFOLK
TUE 28 THE VAUDEVILLIANS: JINKX MONSOON & MAJOR SCALES SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 29 DANIELLE IMARA: GET THERAPY PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 30 PAUL CHOWDHRY: LIVE INNIT * SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY

DECEMBER

FRI 1 FARMERS MARKET MARKETMARKET
FRI 1 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 2 MADE IN COLCHESTER CHRISTMAS FAIR ART FAIRART FAIR
SAT 2 HARRY & CHRIS COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 3 THE OXLEY/MEIER GUITAR PROJECT JAZZJAZZ
MON 4 JACKIE OATES & MIKE COSGRAVE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 5 THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS FILMFILM
WED 6 OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT * 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 7 AHIR SHAH: CONTROL COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 8 THE THINKING DRINKERS HISTORY OF ALCOHOL 2 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 9 NICK COPES CHRISTMAS CONCERT! SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 9 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * 2 tickets left GIGSGIGS
SUN 10 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 10 THE VINYL SESSIONS - SCOTT WALKER: TILT MUSICMUSIC
SUN 10 THE BLOCKHEADS: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR * 59 tickets left GIGSGIGS
MON 11 A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT COLCHESTER TOWN HALL XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
MON 11 VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER WINTER WARMER PICK & MIX * FOLKFOLK
MON 11 KIDS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL EMEH PRESENTS MUSIC COMES TO LIFE A 3DAY EXPLORATIVE MUSICAL JOURNEY DAY 3 KIDSKIDS
TUE 12 SINGING & STAGE SCHOOL: LIVE SHOWCASE * SHOWCASE 
WED 13 LAST ORDERS AT THE DOG & DUMPLINGS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
FRI 15 ELIZA CARTHY & THE WAYWARD BAND + DUOTONE * GIGSGIGS
SAT 16 CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2017 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND SOLD OUT POETRYPOETRY
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 17 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 17 JASON FREDERICK CINEMATIC TRIO - A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI JAZZJAZZ
MON 18 THE CHURCHFITTERS CHRISTMAS CRACKER * SOLD OUT FOLKFOLK
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
TUE 19 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
WED 20 SH!T THEATRE: SING-A-LONG-A MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL SOLD OUT FILMFILM
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
THU 21 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
THU 21 CLASSIC HORROR AT CHRISTMAS: TALES FROM THE CRYPT FILMFILM
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10AM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 22 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 22 GOODIEPAL + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA + LEE ASHCROFT + THE VALHALLANS GIGSGIGS
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SAT 23 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDS 
SAT 23 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 24 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 24 A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CANDLELIGHT SOLD OUT XMAS STORYXMAS STORY
MON 25 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY CALENDAR - PURCHASE HERE HOMELESS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
WED 27 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
THU 28 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
FRI 29 THE FABS + SHORT PEOPLE + THE JUDITH CHARMERS * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM [BSL INTERPRETED, RELAXED PERFORMANCE] XMAS KIDS 
SAT 30 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 1:30PM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 31 GOBLINS PETER AND THE WOLF 10:30AM XMAS KIDS 
SUN 31 NEW TOWN KINGS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
2018

JANUARY

FRI 5 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 6 KEITH JAMES IN CONCERT THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN GIGSGIGS
SUN 7 THE JOE ALLARD COMMISSION: LOU TERRY GIGSGIGS
SUN 7 BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK SOLD OUT JAZZJAZZ
SAT 13 THE PRETTIEST STARMAN * GIGSGIGS
SUN 14 DEREK NASH FUNK EXPERIENCE FEATURING NOEL MCCALLA JAZZJAZZ
THU 18 AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL WOOD * 33 tickets left LIVE LITERATURE 
FRI 19 SOFIE HAGEN: DEAD BABY FROG 28 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 20 SEALEGS PUPPET THEATRE: THE SELFISH GIANT KIDSKIDS
SAT 20 BHANGRA CHEF: BOLLY MASALA WORKSHOP 
SUN 21 LEE HURST: MUCKING ABOUT * COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 22 STEVE TILSTON * FOLKFOLK
TUE 23 MODERN RITUAL FEATURING CHARLES HAYWARD & LAURA CANNELL GIGSGIGS
FRI 26 F.O.X + DEAD CANNONS + AMETHYSTS GIGSGIGS
SAT 27 STEPHEN K AMOS: BREAD AND CIRCUSES 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 28 AND I: A FILM BY REYNIR HUTBER WITH MARCIA FARQUHAR FILMFILM
MON 29 SARAH MCQUAID * FOLKFOLK
TUE 30 JOHN SMITH GIGSGIGS
WED 31 MARK THOMAS: SHOWTIME FROM THE FRONTLINE * SOLD OUT THEATRETHEATRE

FEBRUARY

THU 1 SIXTH FORM COLLEGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2018 * GIGSGIGS
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TALES SOLD OUT KIDSKIDS
SAT 3 IAIN STIRLING: U OK HUN?X SOLD OUT COMEDYCOMEDY
SUN 4 TEDDY BEARS CONCERT KIDSKIDS
SUN 4 ALCYONA MICK & TORI FREESTONE + ESSEX YOUTH JAZZ SEXTET JAZZJAZZ
MON 5 SUNJAY * FOLKFOLK
WED 7 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
THU 8 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
FRI 9 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
SAT 10 11TH COLCHESTER WINTER BEER FESTIVAL * BEERBEER
MON 12 FARA * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 COMPASSION - AN ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S PARTY * GIGSGIGS
WED 14 TOM ALLEN: ABSOLUTELY - POSTPONED COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 15 PARADISE LOST + OUTSHINE + GOAT MONSOON * GIGSGIGS
FRI 16 LUCY PORTER: CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA - RELAXED PERFORMANCE KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 SPACE + BESSIE TURNER + DOMINIC BENJAMIN GIGSGIGS
SUN 18 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR B * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 18 ZOE FRANCIS/JIM MULLEN QUARTET: BLOSSOM TIME JAZZJAZZ
MON 19 GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR * FOLKFOLK
TUE 20 SCHOOLS ROCK PROM 2018 GIGSGIGS
WED 21 ROB NEWMAN: A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF DESCARTES COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 22 ELLIE TAYLOR: THIS GUY COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 23 BIG COUNTRY + THE OCCUPANTS * GIGSGIGS
SAT 24 VIVA LA CAMP! * CABARET 
SUN 25 PARTY LIKE IT'S 1599 GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 PATRICK MONAHAN: REWIND SELECTOR 90S COMEDYCOMEDY
MON 26 KIT HAWES & AARON CATLOW - CANCELLED * FOLKFOLK
TUE 27 STEPHEN BAILEY: CANT THINK STRAIGHT COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 28 SIEBEN + THE DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA + FISHCLAW - POSTPONED GIGSGIGS

MARCH

THU 1 SHAZIA MIRZA: WITH LOVE FROM ST.TROPEZ COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 2 FARMERS MARKET * MARKETMARKET
FRI 2 THE LAUGHTER ZONE COMEDY CLUB * COMEDYCOMEDY
SAT 3 MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: EPIC KIDSKIDS
SAT 3 DINGUS KHAN'S BIG RED BASEBALL CAP SALE + BIG SLAMMU + JACK RUNDELL GIGSGIGS
SUN 4 CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET: THE JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE JAZZJAZZ
MON 5 KNIGHT & SPIERS * FOLKFOLK
TUE 6 TIFF STEVENSON: BOMBSHELL COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 7 SIMON EVANS: GENIUS * COMEDYCOMEDY
THU 8 ITCH (THE KING BLUES UNPLUGGED) GIGSGIGS
SAT 10 THE LIPSINKERS CABARET 
SUN 11 COLCHESTER HERITAGE TOUR WITH HIGH STEWARD SIR BOB RUSSELL - TOUR A * WALKING TOURWALKING TOUR
SUN 11 RAGHU DIXIT WORLD MUSICWORLD MUSIC
MON 12 KITTY MACFARLANE * FOLKFOLK
TUE 13 THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT * 1 tickets left GIGSGIGS
WED 14 TOM GILL: GROWING PAINS PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 15 IAIN SINCLAIR + MACGILLIVRAY + HARPOON GROUP & HOLKHAM LITERATURELITERATURE
FRI 16 WHOLE LOTTA LED * GIGSGIGS
SAT 17 LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS "TOM THUMB" KIDSKIDS
SAT 17 ON FOR 2018 GIGSGIGS
SUN 18 JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL WITH BASSISTRY JAZZJAZZ
MON 19 GRANNY'S ATTIC * FOLKFOLK
WED 21 TIMBERLINA PRESENTS FFS!! PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 22 ROB AUTON: THE HAIR SHOW COMEDYCOMEDY
FRI 23 THE GUNS 'N ROSES EXPERIENCE + WRONG JOVI + HOTTER THAN HELL (KISS TRIBUTE) * SOLD OUT GIGSGIGS
SAT 24 UNDISCOVERED LIVE MUSIC CONTEST: THE FINAL * GIGSGIGS
SUN 25 VINYL SESSIONS: DJ SHADOW - ENDTRODUCING MUSICMUSIC
MON 26 TWELFTH DAY * FOLKFOLK
TUE 27 JOHN ROBINS: THE DARKNESS OF ROBINS * 1 tickets left COMEDYCOMEDY
WED 28 DOCTOR ZEEMANS CATASTROPHE MACHINE PERFORMANCEPERFORMANCE
THU 29 STICK IN THE WHEEL FOLKFOLK
FRI 30 UNDER THE SEA * PARTY 
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER: GET MAKING WORKSHOP! KIDSKIDS
SAT 31 THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER KIDSKIDS
SAT 31 GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS + TIM AVES & WOLFPACK + MARTIN MCNEILL * GIGSGIGS