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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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Blancmange

Blancmange

English synth-pop band that came to prominence in the early 80s.

Mon 6 Sep
Thu 16 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Carl Palmer Band

Carl Palmer Band

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

Thu 1 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.

Fri 9 Apr

£22

Sat 10 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.   "A joke heavy show with gags a plenty" (The List)   “Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!” (EdFestMagazine)   'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' (Chortle.co.uk).   "He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images… it's almost impossible not to like him" (ThreeWeeks)

Sat 1 May

Prices to be confirmed

Fri 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

Focus

Focus

Dutch prog rock band, who scarred many a youngster in the 70s with their wailing appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Tue 6 Apr

Prices to be confirmed

From the Jam

From the Jam, The Selecter

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Wed 23 Jun

£27.50

Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

CKP, Impatient and InterTalent Group present

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock the Week regular and recent star of Live at the Apollo, Gary's shows are known for an unrivalled volume of high-class gags. Not for people who get offended by jokes. Please note: Coolio will not be appearing. 'A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns' ★★★★ (Guardian). 'More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers… Quite brilliant' ★★★★ (Scotsman). 'A master craftsman' ★★★★ (Times). 'One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ (Chortle.co.uk).

Age category: 16+

Sun 10 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Controversial comedian known for his conservative politics, as seen on Question Time and Mock the Week.

Sun 19 Sep

£15

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Lexx takes on society's big issues.

Thu 6 May

Prices to be confirmed

Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero

Hard rockin' blues and R&B outfit.

Thu 18 Mar

£27.50

Wed 23 Jun

£27.50

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

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

Tue 31 Aug

£27.50

Roy Ayers UBIQUITY 'Mystic Voyage' 45th anniversary

Roy Ayers UBIQUITY 'Mystic Voyage' 45th anniversary

As the number one vibraphone player and one of the most sampled artists in history, jazz musician Roy Ayers, Ubiquity performs live jazz shows and concerts throughout the nation.

Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes. His mother, Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr., was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist.

As it often happens in a household filled with love and appreciation for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five.

By then he was playing boogie tunes on the piano. He eventually turned his attention to the guitar and other instruments, including the trumpet, and drums before embracing instrument of choice, the vibraphone.

In the 1960's, Roy was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist but soon transferred into a popular R&B band leader in the 1970's and 80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand.

Tue 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Secret Affair

Secret Affair

Mod revival pop-rock from the veteran outfit.

Sat 27 Nov

£22

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Sh*t Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is touring the UK with one of Shakespeare's most loved plays: Romeo and Juliet. Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, with an entirely shit-faced cast member. With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other… What could possibly go wrong? Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.

“A great night out to get properly pucked up. It’s what Willy would have wanted.” Time Out ★★★★

“There is no doubt this is a hoot to watch” Evening Standard

Fri 12 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sat 13 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A lovely winter tale, set in the middle of summer, told by Magnificent Bastard Productions. Yes, this is an entirely serious Shakespeare play, but yes, one cast member is entirely shit-faced.

Fri 12 Nov

£20

Sat 13 Nov

£20

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing (Work in Progress)

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer winner is back with a comedy show about memory and swings specifically for bums.

Sat 24 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation

Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.

Sat 6 Nov

£18.15

The Style Councillors

The Style Councillors

Tribute act to Paul Weller's pop soul outfit.

Sat 17 Jul

£16.50–£19.25

Transmission: The Sound Of Joy Division

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

Sat 26 Jun

£15.25

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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