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Your auditorium booking entitles you to full use of all audiovisual equipment, including SMART Slate technology, intelligent room hardware and video conferencing capability.

Our auditorium is ideal for conferences, screenings, lectures, presentations and performances.

Exhibition Centre

Many parts of Firstsite's building can be hired for exhibitions.

Meeting Venue

Firstsite has two meeting rooms available for hire. One can host up to 25 delegates, the other up to 20 delegates.

You can hire firstsite’s 190-seat tiered auditorium, hi-spec meeting rooms and vast foyer space for a host of business purposes, including conferences, presentations, and product launches.

firstsite is also available for club and society meetings, and makes a spectacular backdrop to private parties and celebrations.

Guide Prices

Various - please contact us for details



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car
There is good access to Colchester from all parts of the country via the A12, A120, M25 and A14.

firstsite offers parking for disabled visitors only; there is no on-site parking. We are a short walk from all Colchester’s town centre car parks. Outside the building is a drop-off point for cars and coaches, and special access for disabled visitors.

By bus
The High Street and East Hill are well served by many local bus routes.

By rail
firstsite is a few minutes' walk from Colchester Town Station or 25 minutes’ walk from Colchester North mainline station. Journey time from London Liverpool Street to Colchester is around 50 minutes on InterCity services, and around an hour on local services.

Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester Town station is 0 miles away.

Firstsite - Corporate

Type:Conference Centre

Firstsite Conferences, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

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