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Colchester Arts Centre

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Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • Telephone 01206 500900
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.colchesterartscentre.com
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The Beat

The Beat

2-Tone fusion of ska, pop, reggae and punk, featuring Ranking Roger and Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townsend, Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin, Steve Harper and Buddy Bird.

Thu 7 Jul

£24.75

Carl Palmer Band

Carl Palmer Band

Drumming powerhouse, once of prog behemoths Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia.

Sun 3 Apr

£30.78

Choc & Gilly - the Reunion Shows

Choc & Gilly - The Reunion Shows (Colchester Arts Centre) A DJ Night for a standing audience.

What we are going to do here is go back! Way Back! Back into time!

If you where in Colchester area in the 70?s and 80?s (and even if you weren?t ) you must be at these shows.

Legendary DJ?S CHOC & GILLY return together go around again for two nights only- spinning the memories of the past and creating some new ones whilst their reputation precedes them !

Together with some special guests legendary bands and Acts being announced along the way . The Arts Centre gets turned into The Works, The Colne Lodge, Woods Leisure Centre, The Hippodrome, The Waikiki and The Oliver Twist all turned into one

This show is Standing.

Sat 9 Apr

£22

Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.   He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.  

Fri 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!

Mon 28 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

James Taylor Quartet

James Taylor Quartet

Acid jazz veterans whip up a storm on the dancefloor with their Hammond grooves.

Sat 12 Nov

£23

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

It's me again, your old internet friend Dr Giggles.

It's time for a little get together; so pull up a chair, get all cosy and let me tell you about the time I gave this horse a boner. I'll bring my skates, you bring your wallet and we'll all take some piccies.

Maybe this show is the real vaccine?

As seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), Taskmaster (Channel 4), QI (BBC Two), Travel Man (Channel 4) and co-host of Mel Giedroyc's Unforgivable (Dave).

'A comedian who leaves you wanting more'Times 'She's terrific'Guardian 'Thank the comedy Gods'Chortle

Fri 27 May

Prices to be confirmed

Manchester Calling

Performances by tribute acts The Total Stone Roses, The Smiths Presumably and Oaysis.

Sun 12 Dec

£22.50–£25

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Stand-up star Mark Watson will head out with his show that was originally intended for 2020 before Covid-19 swept the globe. The show ponders 'what should we be doing with our time on earth, and how can we do it better?'

Sat 11 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

The godfather of neo-soul, known for his cool-vibe breaks and punchy funk baselines.

Wed 19 Jan

Prices to be confirmed

Scott Bennett: Great Scott

Scott Bennett

Recently described by the Evening Standard as "Live Comedy's best kept secret" Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade. He's written for many high profile acts such as Chris Ramsey and Jason Manford, and recently recorded his debut on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo. In massive demand as a comedy writer and with regular appearances on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show, Scott is an act on the verge of breaking through into the big time. 

Leicester Comedy Festival "Best Show" Nominee, 2019 and 2020.

Comedians Comedian 2020.

"Great Material, great delivery, a very funny man" Rob Brydon

"A Joy to watch" Chris Ramsey

"Flashes of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop" Beyond a Joke

Fri 14 Oct

£15

Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s!

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak Khorsandi was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. The decade when there was nothing to be done but party, and Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. She matched the boys pint-for-pint and frequently woke up in parts of London she’d never heard of. With hindsight though, the way people behaved back then looks like the ultimate in self harm. In those days, ‘mindfulness’ was making sure you had enough money for the night bus and ‘self care’ was putting your flat shoes in a handbag. This is a show about how we 90s kids are looking to young people to learn how to take care of ourselves.

Sun 6 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

The comic and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson is back on stage a new stand-up show.

Sun 20 Mar

Prices to be confirmed

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

Tribute act devoted to recreating the atmosphere and sound of Joy Division.

Sat 25 Jun

£15.25

When Rivers Meet

Since bursting on to the UK Blues scene with their debut record The Uprising EP in April 2019 followed by their second EP Innocence Of Youth in May 2020, Grace and Aaron have been going from strength to strength. The British husband and wife duo have an ever-growing online fan base and have gained the attention of Planet Rock and BBC Radio 2.

Their unique harmonic vocal-led approach to song writing, dirty electric guitar, slide resonator mandolin and fiddle create a unique distinctive and contemporary blues rock sound that echoes classic rock with hints of the blues that inspire them.

When Rivers Meet, are the first British Blues band to win four awards in the same year at the 2021 UK Blues Awards. Hosted by the legendary Blues musician Paul Jones, the band won Best Blues Album Of The Year, Blues Band Of The Year, Emerging Blues Artist Of The Year, and Most Inspirational Online Performance Of The Year.

Fri 29 Apr

£19.25

The venue promotes a wide range of contemporary performing arts including comedy theatre and live music covering folk, world, pop and rock as well as children's workshops and farmers' markets. The centre has showcased several big names on their road to stardom including Eddie Izzard, Graham Norton, The Libertines and The Killers.

There is no parking outside the venue in Church Street, except for performers/contractors loading in and out but parking is available on St Mary's Car Park on Balkerne Hill. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town.

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