What's on inColchester

Welcome to Colchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Colchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Colchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Colchester

Roman River Presents Adrian Brendel & Noam Greenbe
Mercury Theatre

Roman River Music the Mercury concert series of world‐class musicians continues with the masterful cellist Adrian Brendel and international pianist Noam Greenberg who bring Beethovens most popular sonata along with characterful beautiful music by Debussy and Poulenc Beethovens version of Mozarts…

TEL: 01206 573948
The Secret Art Fair
The Minories Galleries

The Secret Art Fair is coming to Colchester and will take over the first floor of The Minories Art Gallery for a weekend in March 2019 creating an intriguing and exciting place to discover fantastic artists and to buy a refined selection…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01206 712437
The battle between Shrovetide and Lent, Passamezzo
Sty Andrew's Church, Marks Tey

Feasting fasting revels sports pancakes and football. Ballads carols dances masque songs theatre music and readings. Includes music by Campion Ferrabosco Gibbons and Peerson; and readings from Dekker Dunbar Gay Hawkins and Shakespeare.…

TEL: 01206 212466
Tom Stade: I Swear To...
Colchester Arts Centre

Following last years smash‐hit UK tour the Canadian comedy legend is back on the road with a brand‐new show. Welcome back to I SWEAR TO picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasnt long enough.Direct from the…

Colchester Arts Centre

Channelling the spirit of his breakthrough award‐winning show This is my Hour ‐ Showtime matches that burning sense of urgency that we deserve entertainment in the times we live in. If weve learned anything over the last year or two its…

TEL: 01206 500900
The Comedy Club Colchester - Live Comedy Show Frid
Mercury Theatre

The Comedy Club As seen On TV is one of the most recognised & respected names in the comedy Industry and over the last 23 years has worked across the UK and Abroad with the best of the best. For Friday…


Tourist Attractions

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo has some of the best cat and primate collections in Europe. See a White Tiger eye to eye in White Tiger Valley, or get closer to the Zoo's Chimpanzees at Chimp World. The Zoo received special recognition for its work on projects across the board…

Paycocke House

A fine 16th century timber‐framed house, and one of the jewels among the many interesting buildings in Coggeshall and is a legacy from the town's prosperous Wool Age.Coggeshall was also famous for its lace, examples of which are displayed inside Paycocke's House. There is a very attractive…

Colchester Castle

A visit to Colchester Castle Museum takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British History. At the museum you can see real mosaics, go inside the foundations of the Roman temple that once stood here and take part in a story tour…


Kings Nightclub in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01206 210531 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…


Route Nightclub in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01206 366377 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…


Bowling at Megabowl in Colchester, Essex. Contact venue on 01206 560500 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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