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Arts Centre (Colchester)

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Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
01206 500 900 https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/

Colchester Arts Centre – the little church with the big attitude deep in the heart of Essex.

Well that’s how we describe it anyway.  It sort of works, it at least gives a flavour of what we’re about.

Because just how do you describe a venue that can put children’s entertainer Palfi the Clown on, on the same day as Cradle of Filth? Where a Farmer’s Market in the morning becomes a comedy club in the evening, where folk enthusiasts can sit happily knitting (and they do!) in the exact same spot a ferocious mosh pit of teenage dancing takes place the following night?  And where the beautiful historic architecture of St Mary’s Church dating back over a thousand years, plays host to some of the newest comics, most modern choreographers, some of the coolest DJ’s and some of the freshest talent in Britain.

Over the years we’ve promoted Coldplay, Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, Harry Hill, Catherine Tate, Jo Brand, The Libertines, Ash, The Killers, The Strokes, Phill Jupitus, Mick Jones, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee, Count Arthur Strong  – all before anyone had ever heard of them of course  – plus the likes of jazz legend Ronnie Scott and even the late lamented and much loved Brian Johnston the cricket commentator.

Our passion to present new work bring great bands and comics to Colchester burns more brightly than ever.  Our business is all about fresh ideas, new acts, new art forms and vibrant new ways of working.  We can’t stand still. We embrace the new, the quirky the original and yes, the surreal.

 

December 2019

Paul Francis Band

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Turin Brakes

December 8 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Acoustic

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Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

December 9 @ 7:45 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Natalie Songer

December 10 @ 2:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Satellites

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Stephen K Amos

December 10 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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600 People

December 11 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Nine Below Zero

December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Charlie Brown Christmas

December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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THE MUSIC OF VINCE GUARALDI

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Mediaeval Baebes

December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Churchfitters

December 16 @ 7:45 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Kremlin Candidate

December 17 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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I HEAR VOICES THEATRE COMPANY: THE KREMLIN CANDIDATE

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Feast

December 18 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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CLOUT THEATRE

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Steve Harris’ British Lion +…

December 19 @ 7:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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STEVE HARRIS BRITISH LION + VOODOO SIX + NINE MILES DOWN This gig is for a standing audience. Featuring IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris! Expect a 70s influenced classic rock sound - with nods to UFO and The Who. https://steveharrisbritishlion.com/ Supports... VOODOO SIX NINE MILES BELOW

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The LipSinkers

December 20 @ 8:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Christmas Poetry Bash

December 21 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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CHRISTMAS POETRY BASH 2019 WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE, MARTIN NEWELL, LUKE WRIGHT & ROSS SUTHERLAND * The annual festive bout of local poetry heroes!

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Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny

December 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 31st December 2019

Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Theatre of Widdershins

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The Blockheads

December 22 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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A Christmas Carol By Candlelight

December 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 24th December 2019

Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Son Yambu

December 27 @ 8:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Doors: 1971

December 28 @ 8:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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This is a Colchester Arts Centre fundraiser A one-off event from the legendary MoonAge Productions, The Doors last concert. After 30 years the musicians will be back for their first and last concert in 30 years. This will be the greatest rock gig at the Arts Centre in recent decades. Don't miss it: one night only!!!

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Total Stone Roses +…

December 29 @ 6:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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THE TOTAL STONE ROSES + THE SMITHS PRESUMABLY + OAYSIS NOW! That's What I Call Manchester is a night celebrating iconic Manchester music by THE STONE ROSES, OASIS, THE SMITHS and MORRISSEY @ Colchester Arts Centre on Sunday 29th December 2019.

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New Town Kings + Pet Needs

December 31 @ 9:00 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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NYE

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January 2020

Prettiest Starman

11th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Xhosa Cole Quartet

12th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Wedding Present

13th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Unfamiliars

15th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The NoSleep Podcast

16th January 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The NoSleep Podcast will be bringing its live show across the Atlantic for the first time ever in January 2020.

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The Dark Room +

17th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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The Unmistakable Scent of Leopard

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Guns’n’Roses Exp. +

18th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Wrong Jovi + Idolized

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Anita Wardell Quartet

19th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Memory Afternoon

20th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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presented by the warm & toasty club

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Danny Pedler & Greg Russell

20th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Sleep Token

24th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart

25th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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Megson

27th January 2020
Arts Centre (Colchester), Church Street
Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF United Kingdom
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