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Colchester Campus
Saturday 20 June 2015 (booking opens 24 Apr)
Saturday 19 September 2015 (booking opens 24 Jul)
Saturday 24 October 2015 (booking opens 28 Aug)
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Saturday 18 July 2015 (booking opens 22 May)
Saturday 10 October 2015 (booking opens 14 Aug)
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Diary of events 2015

Our events listings are updated on a daily basis. If you want to signup for our Daily Bulletin or let us know about an event please email our Communications Office.

Our venues

All of our venues have their own dedicated websites: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus; Art Exchange, Colchester Campus; Clifftown Theatre and Studios, Southend Campus; East 15 Acting School, Loughton Campus


  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. The exhibition gives you the chance to discover the story of the foundation of the University of Essex and 50 years of student life. The exhibition celebrates the bold, 'brutalist' sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created. The Hexagon is based at the heart of our Colchester Campus. The exhibition at different times during the Spring and Summer terms see the exhibition website for details.


Saturday 28 March

10am to 4pm – Essex Book Festival : Local Authors’ Day, The Forum Southend-on-Sea, Southend Campus. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.

7pm - Essex Book Festival : Colchester Reverend Rebels: Skiffle, Revolution, Protest and ‘Folk Music with a Jazz Beat’, The Ballad of Brian Bird and John Ball by Professor Adrian May. The Minories, Colchester. More information on this and all Essex Book Festival events can be found on the website.


Wednesday 8 April

7pm - Café Scientifique, Tom Cameron ( School of Biological Sciences):"Is less ever more?. A reinvention of population ecology theory. At the Minories Café, 74 High Street, CO1 1UE Colchester.

Thursday 16 April

6pm to 9pm - Celebrate Essex Women at this special event. The evening will bring together like-minded men and women to connect, collaborate, celebrate and share stories about inspirational Essex Women. Open to students, staff, alumni, former staff and friends of the University. Confirm your place. The Hexagon, Colchester Campus. ALl welcome, drinks and canapes provided.


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We have theatres at each of our three campuses and a whole range of activities taking place for you to enjoy or get involved in, including student productions and performances by professional touring companies.

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