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Colchester Arts Centre (St Mary's)

Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF, England
01206 500 900
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Ranked #2 of 43 Attractions in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Brightlingsea, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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312 reviews 312 reviews
64 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Colchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Colchester Arts Centre, located in an old church, is a staple for the Colchesterian who wants to see top notch comedy, folk music, live poetry etc. A great programme year on year, including big names who are previewing their acts before heading to the Edinburgh Festival. Always a great night out.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just off Colchester high street tucked away is this old 12th century church. It really is a brilliant place to see your favourite arts. Whether it is theater, comedy or music it has a fantastic vibe. The intimacy is great and you can see everything even if you're quite short like me. Highly recommended.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Saw The Automatic, The Straight Lines, Cancer Bats (who were rubbish) and The Gallows at the arts centre. Brilliant venue.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have seen many music & comedy acts over the years and all have been brilliant. It's a great venue, easy to get to and has a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I have visited the Art Centre several times over the past year and everyone visit has been great. I have seen comedy, music and poetry there. The venue has a very alternative feel to it, yet has some countrywide famous names appear there. It has a cosy relaxed feel to it Previous reviewers have mentioned the seating not being tiered,... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I s Trevor Noah at this venue and had a fantastic evening. Lovely atmosphere and intimate venue so its really good for comedy. The building is beautiful and the venue is close to lots of great restaurants. The only gripe I have is that the seating is not tiered so make sure you get there early if... More

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