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Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

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The Colchester Arts Centre, is an arts centre in Colchester, Essex, which is located in a former Church of England parish church, the church of Saint Mary-at-the-Walls, a name derived from its proximity to the Roman town walls. The church may have had Anglo-Saxon origins but was first mentioned in the early 13th century. The building was badly damaged during the English Civil War and was fully rebuilt twice in the 18th and 19th centuries, with the exception of the 16th century bell tower which has been heavily restored. The church became redundant in 1978 and opened as an arts centre in 1980. It hosts a wide variety of events, specialising in emerging talent, with a number of well known artists having made early appearances at the venue. It is a Grade II listed building.
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  • Events are brilliant, staff are lovely, ticket prices are pretty good too but if you drink spirits with mixers its £4 a shot a double is £8, this is pretty expensive as paid cheaper in other Venues.....  more
    Events are brilliant, staff are lovely, ticket prices are pretty good too but if you drink spirits with mixers its £4 a shot a double is £8, this is pretty expensive as paid cheaper in other Venues.....  more »
  • Went with friends to see Secret Affair. Parking is plentiful with a multi story car park within 5 minutes walk. Excellent sound quality, great atmosphere, fantastic venue. 
    Went with friends to see Secret Affair. Parking is plentiful with a multi story car park within 5 minutes walk. Excellent sound quality, great atmosphere, fantastic venue.  more »
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  • Just saw Gary Delaney (hilarious and highly recommended also!) and was pleasantly surprised when I got inside, more than 200 seats, 2 bars, specialised lighting and spectacular toilets! Great fast service at the bar. Seats very close together but not uncomfortable. A really nice venue.
  • Great venue. Church now used for events with a bar and surprisingly nice toilets. Saw Gong there and atmosphere was great

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