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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 21 June 2014 (booking now)
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Arts at Essex

Open days

Book a place at one of our open days to see for yourself what we offer. Academic and support staff will be available to answer your questions, while a campus tour with our current students allows you to view our facilities and accommodation.

Theatre, live music, films and exhibitions - at Essex you can see and take part in a variety of performances and art events throughout the year, from watching famous bands and innovative theatre companies to viewing exciting art shows.

Our love of the arts is reflected in the fact we are the only UK university to have our own theatre at each of our three campuses. We are also home to a renowned art gallery and a nationally important collection of Latin American art.

If you like performing, you also have the chance to take part in all kinds of arts activities at our University, through our vibrant student societies.

Why Essex?

  • Three theatres - one at each campus
  • Busy programme of events
  • Huge choice of clubs and societies
  • Unique Latin American art collection

Music, dance and theatre

At Essex, we offer many different arts events for you to enjoy and get involved in. This includes Arts on 5, who co-ordinate activities at our Colchester Campus, our busy arts scene in Southend and East 15 students who undertake public performances throughout the year.

Exhibitions and art

There are exhibitions and art projects taking place across Essex, with our Colchester Campus art gallery, Art Exchange, our unique Essex Collection of Latin American Art (ESCALA) and our important partnership with Colchester’s new visual arts facility, firstsite.

Clubs and societies

Clubs and societies

You can choose from more than 165 clubs and societies when you come to Essex. These cover the arts, sport, politics, culture and music, so you a chance to discover new talents or develop new interests.