Music Venues in Colchester

Music Venues in Colchester

Here at Guitar Lessons Colchester we feel that the best way to enjoy and appreciate music is when it's played live. Seeing your favourite band live can be an amazing experience and is a great way of being inspired to improve your playing. That's why we have listed a few of the best music venues in Colchester.

The Bull located at 2-4 Crouch street, CO3 3ES is a pub with its very own stage and music venue at the back, known as The Soundhouse. The Soundhouse was originally a stable block, but in 2012 it was refurbished and fitted with a new PA system and is now a venue sutiable for all music styles. The Bull features weekly open mic nights, which are a great way to test your skills, improve your stage presence and get your name out there. The Soundhouse also hosts 3 Gig nights a week, catering for a wide variety of music atyles and hosting Jazz and Blues nights, and even a bi monthly Silent Disco!

 V-Bar is an estabslished venue that has a reputation as one of the best places to listen to live music here in Colchester. It puts on great acts almost weekly. Featuring both local up and coming artists and established national bands, a huge range of styles are covered. From heavy rock to indie funk, there is always something you can enjoy. V-Bar also offer a 70 seater private function room that is available 7 days a week, giving you the oppourtunity to organise your own events an gigs. V-Bar have a newsletter and a facebook page so that you can keep it the know of the great upcoming gigs. V-bar can be foun at 105, High Street, CO1 1TH.

Twisters Bar Is a nightspot dedicated to alternative music. Hosting a great mix of indie, rock, electro, punk and many other alternative genres, this really is the place to be for alternative music. Twisters bar also offer a midweek vinyl night for those that love vinyl and want music to be heard the way it was intended with songs back to back. you can even take your own records along to be played! Twisters bar is at 45, North hill CO1 1PY 

Colchester Arts Centre can be found at Church Street, CO1 1NF and offers a great array of concerts and gigs. From Symphonic dark metal from Cradle of Filth to folk music from folk giants Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, the Colchester Arts Centre has a lot to offer. The Arts Centre aims to bring Succsesful bands and artists to Colchester and continue to do so with a calender that is always full of great acts. Ticket prices are alwsays great and the Arts Centre offers comedy and drama acts for you to enjoy too. So if you are looking for a gig or concert from a big name in the music industry for a great price that is just past your doorstep, the Colchester Arts Centre is for you!

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My lessons are built around my student's musicial preferences, ensuring that they learn at a pace that is right for them. For those pupils who are interested I also offer classical guitar grading through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) - though this is entirely optional, with many of my students simply learning for pleasure. I also teach all ages, from beginners upwards - helping students with no prior experience learn to play the guitar.

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