Can you help keep Firstsite fantastic, fun and free?

The impact of shutting Firstsite has been huge for us and the communities we work with, which is why we are reaching out to you to help us.

Whatever you can give today can help us continue our work, collaborate with more communities and find creative solutions to the world we find in front of us.


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Our galleries, café and shop are now open every day 10am – 5pm. Find out more about our new way of visiting, and what we’re doing to keep you safe.

Outdoor Areas

Firstsite is surrounded by two lush green areas, which are available for hire:

Our D-Shaped lawn at the front of our building is surrounded by trees planted by the Wegg family who lived in Colchester in the 1830s, creating a secluded area with room for a marquee. This is a popular choice for private parties and music events.

Our Berryfield lawn behind our building incorporates a large terrace area and lawn suited to larger outdoor events and al fresco entertaining.

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Firstsite offers two green lush outdoor areas for hire: our D-Shaped lawn which holds up to 300 people and the Berryfield lawn which has capacity for 1,500 people.

Key information

Capacity:

D-shape lawn: 300 people Berryfield Lawn: 1,500 people

Catering:

Available

Wheelchair

Accessible

Licenced Bar:

Available

Get in touch about your event

Have a question about our spaces or want to book an event? Contact our team today to discuss your requirements.

Call us:
01206 713 700

Email us:
[email protected]