Great Films At Firstsite

We have partnered up with the UK’s leading independent cinema group, Curzon to bring you great films at Firstsite. The collaboration marks the first time that Curzon has ever partnered with a public gallery.

Launched in June 2017, we screen a wide range of independent and mainstream films in our state-of-the-art 188-seat tiered auditorium with digital cinema technology. This complements our already successful programme of live screenings of theatre, opera and ballet performances.

The Curzon group, which has a cinema venue nearby on Queen Street, work closely with us to create a film programme that rivals those at cinemas across the UK, whilst also responding to Firstsite’s exhibition programme, and coinciding with events in the town.

Our programme has something for everyone, right in the heart of Colchester from family films, to world cinema, independent films and blockbusters. We also offer autism-friendly screenings of some of our family films.

Our fully-stocked bar serves refreshments before performances and during live-screening intervals. During matinees, visitors can also enjoy the delicious range of food and drink at We Walk the Line, the social enterprise café situated in our foyer.

Says Firstsite Director, Sally Shaw:

‘Our partnership with Curzon brings the people of Colchester and the surrounding area some fantastic cinema. From foreign films and family movies to National Theatre live performances, our diverse programme is part of a huge array of fun activities that visitors to Firstsite can enjoy.’

Check our What’s On Guide for more info and to book your tickets: – and click on Films, or use #FilmatFirstsite.