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Cinemas, theatres, shows, gigs, jazz and folk music for the Colchester St James area. Use these brilliant websites to find out what films, plays, concerts, gigs and shows are on in the Colchester St James area and around Essex. You can read the reviews and see maps of the locations.
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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.

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Cinemas around Colchester


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

It's OK. Watching a film and not knowing you will be in a tiny cinema sucks the joy out of seeing a movie 'on the big screen'. If the cinema is smaller, the tickets should be equally smaller in price. Now having to introduce the idea of identifying which is a tiny screen before booking means I am more likely to wait until the movie comes out on Netflix. The experience is not much different.

Nice environment, great snack bar, including ice cream and smoothies, even adult beverages, and a coffee shop in the lobby. Multiple screen options and comfortable waiting area seating were a plus. Theatre seats could do with an upgrade but were fine. No immediate parking but bus stop right out front and a great downtown location.

Theatres for Colchester

Mercury Theatre

Colchester CO1 1PT, UK – 01206 573948

Attended in a party of 4 to see the annual Christmas pantomime. Great fun for the whole family. Seats were comfortable with plenty of legroom which is always a bonus. Bar prices were not rediculous at around £4 for an alcoholic drink. These were allowed into the auditorium after decanting into a plastic beaker.

Took our 4 year old twins here to see a pantomime. It was such a fantastic experience. We all had a lovely time out and really enjoyed ourselves. It is a lovely theatre that is very clean and tidy. There are ample restrooms. You can purchase food and drink in the cafe at a good price. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

Headgate Theatre

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

A fantastic, intimate venue with around 80 seats - all staffed by a team of helpful volunteers!

Great standard. We never miss a production

Lecture Theatre Building

Colchester CO4 3WA, UK

Yer a really nice building the same can't be said for some of the lectures! :P

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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.