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Cinemas, theatres, shows, gigs, jazz and folk music for the Colchester area. Use these brilliant websites to find out what films, plays, concerts, gigs and shows are on in the Colchester area and around Essex. You can read the reviews and see maps of the locations.
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Even locals need to watch WhereCanWeGo.com or they never know what they missed!

Overview of events in the Colchester area. Click 'More' for the detail

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Whats On around Colchester - cinema, theatre, live music, festivals, plays. The site lists films, plays, concerts, gigs and shows running or about to run around Essex.

Read the reviews and see the locations. Plan your night out on just one page! A brilliant site!

Cinemas around Colchester

ODEON Colchester

Head St, Colchester CO1 1NH, UK – 0333 014 4501

Great cinema. Located right in the middle of Colchester. Does not have its own parking. But is only a 5 min walk from St Mary's Multi storey car park. Best way to but tickets is to book online and collect at automated machines. Normal box office is closed and on the day tickets can only be bought from the concession stand. So this can slow down getting your drinks and snacks. There is a Costa as part of the building which can be used as a meeting place before or after a film. Clean and tidy and pleasant staff

I can't put in 6 stars, which is a shame. New town, new cinema, first weekend my kids visited. Didn't have high hopes. Towards the end of the day, so the little one was getting fractious. We queued for Rogue One buckets and meal deals, couldn't see something the little one would drink (I swear his blood type is Semi-Skimmed) he threw a wobbly, and the lovely man behind the counter, Kyle, came to the rescue. He found some milk, helped calm my son, everyone went into the cinema relieved. It doesn't take much, but it means loads when you're a single dad with cranky, excited kids. Great cinema with lovely, helpful staff. UPDATE: Went to see Avengers: Infinity War and had a great time. Gabriel sorted out the dazzling array of snacks, and really helpful when my friend had lost his hat. Superb customer service!

Theatres for Colchester

Headgate Theatre

14 Chapel St N, Colchester CO2 7AT, UK – 01206 366000

A gem of a small theatre. The performance is superb too. The wall is covered with photos of past performance. Very nostalgic and intimate theatrical sentiment.

Never been here before. It is a nice little theatre. Was nice and cool when we were here.

Mercury Theatre

Colchester CO1 1PT, UK – 01206 573948

Fantastic threatre. No bad seats. Always a great show and reasonably priced Great for the kid's shows

Saw Prince tribute ..Mark Anthony and it was brilliant. Great performance and a very enjoyable evening. Bit rsque and a few of the audience offended but if you know Prince you should of expected it...wouldn't be tribute to him if a clean show!! 😁

Roman Theatre

Maidenburgh St, Colchester CO1 1TT, UK – 01206 282931

Pretty hard to find the once largest theatre in England. This landmark deserves better.

Excellent relic of an ancient Roman theatre but trouble is you can only see it through a window unless you make a special arrangement with the council to be let inside.

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Let the BBC give you some ideas for events around Essex.

UK Gig Guide - search for music events and gigs of all kinds near Colchester, or in Essex, or across the UK. Currently it has a large panel of adverts across the top of the site but preserver down the page and you will usually find what you need. You can also find various kinds of bands for weddings, etc.