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Designed by award-winning Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, Firstsite's spectacular crescent-shaped building, provides stunning, unconventional and fun hire spaces.

Choose from 190-seat tiered auditorium, hi-spec meeting rooms and vast foyer space for a host of business purposes, including conferences, presentations, and product launches.

Our auditorium is ideal for conferences, screenings, lectures, presentations and performances and a booking entitles you to full use of all audiovisual equipment, including SMART Slate technology, intelligent room hardware and video conferencing capability.  The two meeting rooms can  host up to 25 delegates in one and 20 delegates in the other.

From business meetings and private parties to large scale conferences and fairs, our friendly Venue Hire team are here to help make your event a success.

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

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  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.  

Public Transport Directions

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, Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

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