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Colchester Arts Centre (St Mary's)

Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF, England
01206 500 900
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Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place is very good at attracting comedians, there are many good acts appearing, the two I've seen are very different but both entertained me well, the venue does lend itself to a good atmosphere for stand up. Only slight downside expensive drinks, especially soft drinks

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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282 reviews 282 reviews
68 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hadn't been here for many years, saw the amazing talent of John Smith. This venue was perfect for an artist of this calibre. The performers seemed to really enjoy the venue too. Good sound, good view of the stage. The bar serves an ok pint.. a quality live venue with a multi story car park just 2 minutes away.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We visited the Arts Centre last night to see comedian Katherine Ryan who was great. The venue is a good size so you get a good view of the stage. The bars are also good and prices affordable. We have visited before for Beer festivals, also a great venue for this type of event.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I like the overall atmosphere at the Centre. Lots of good acts. Small enough to get a good view wherever.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The arts centre does a great selection of kids shows including puppet shows and fairy crown making. My two children 3 and 5 love going and it is great value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice place - went for a stand up comedy show and was really impressed with the interior. Nice bar aswell

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Brightlingsea, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We are regulars here and have enjoyed a variety of gigs/ shows childrens activites etc. There is always something on to suit your tastes. I often like to take a chance and go see something that is totally out of my comfort zone - not always a success but we have found some gems this way. The prices are always... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to see the above band there and they were brilliant. The venue was great too. Friendly lively bunch and the sound was terrific, I guess that is what it was built for...... sending music up to the heavens and it worked well that night........

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Essex UK
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329 reviews 329 reviews
69 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I am ashamed to say that despite living in Colchester most of my adult life last night was my first visit to the Arts Centre. I had been under the misguided impression that it was a place just for the young and trendy! I was lucky enough to win tickets to see The Ultimate Eagles which prompted my first visit.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have been here a few times now and although a bit cramped when full. The bar selection is more than ample and you can get outside for a smoke at the intervals. A good venue. Sean Lock was superb in that smaller arena.

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