From Thursday 3 December, our building is open daily from 10am-10pm – with exhibitions, our cafe and shop open until 5pm and our cinema and ice skating continuing into the evenings.

We can’t wait to see you again! Find out about our new way of visiting and the measures we have in place to welcome you back safely

**Please note: Our Box Office will be open to process bookings from 9am-4pm on Wed 2 Dec. From Thurs 3 Dec onwards our Box Office will be open from 9am – 9pm.**

 

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From Thursday 3 December, our building is open daily from 10am-10pm – with exhibitions, our cafe and shop open until 5pm and our cinema and ice skating continuing into the evenings.

We can’t wait to see you again! Find out about our new way of visiting and the measures we have in place to welcome you back safely

Exhibitions

Free

Mark Titchner: Some questions about Colchester

Friday 13 March 2020 - Monday 1 March 2021

Artist Mark Titchner has produced a new series of public artworks across Colchester, entitled ‘Some questions about Colchester’, which are placed in the windows of vacant shop units around the town centre. This follows on from Mark‘s exhibition at…

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Exhibitions

Free

Phyllida Barlow

Friday 24 July 2020 - Sunday 17 January 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This presentation of Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures in our Welcome Area leads our reopening following the imposed lockdown due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Exhibitions

Free

@background_bob and his amazing friends

Saturday 24 October 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coming soon to Firstsite, an uplifting exhibition featuring artworks from artists across the world, brought together by @background_bob.

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Exhibitions

Free

My name is not Refugee

Thursday 3 December 2020 - Sunday 21 February 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition Discover a new view of  life in Britain, in an exhibition of artworks chosen by a group of refugees and asylum seekers living in Colchester. Over the past year a group…

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Exhibitions

Free

Rachel Spender: Essex Saltmarsh from the Air

Thursday 3 December 2020 - Sunday 14 March 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See our local landscape from a different perspective in an exhibition of black and white photographs of Essex saltmarshes by Essex based artist and photographer, Rachel Spender. Taken using film cameras from a small aeroplane and hand printed in…

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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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