Located in the Town Centre, the historic and beautifully maintained Castle Park is a superb outdoor space where thousands can enjoy a host of events.

Colchester Castle Park is divided into the Upper Park and Lower Park by the Roman Wall that crosses through it east to west. The park spans 11 hectares and is Grade II listed in the English Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Importance. The six access gates allow a flexible range of entry and exit points to suit your requirements.

The Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, Play Park, Cafe, Putt In The Park and Bandstand are located in the Upper Park which is inside the Towns Conservation Area.

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Past events held at Castle Park

Olly Murs in Castle Park


We were delighted to host Olly Murs’ huge homecoming gig at Castle Park for the August Bank holiday weekend 2021. Local superstar Olly, who revealed his love for Colchester before the show, performed for an estimated 10,000 people. He was joined by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Katie Kittermaster and TOWIE icon Mark Wright, who spun tracks on the DJ decks.

Music of the Spheres


Colchester Events, in association with Eye Music, staged a brand new, spectacular music and dance event at Colchester’s Castle Park: ‘Music of the Spheres’. The performance which had thrilled audiences around the UK and Europe, including at Latitude and the Henley Festival, was brought to Colchester thanks to support from Arts Council England. More than 350 people attended three 90-minute performances throughout the afternoon and early evening.

Choose from a range of spaces at Castle Park

Lower Castle Park

Capacity: up to 14,999 people

Known as the “Pageant Ground”, Lower Castle Park provides a great setting for bigger public events in Colchester. Comprising open flat ground, surrounded by mature trees, and bordered by the river Colne to the north, this site has formed the picturesque focus for a wide variety of premiere events. The entire site is surrounded by existing iron railings reducing the need for security fencing at commercial events. The 6 access gates allow a flexible range of entry and exit points to suit your requirements.

  • 12,000 m2 flat grass area
  • Electric outlets
  • Water points
  • Boating lake
  • Purpose designed event access
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Upper slopes

Capacity: up to 8000 people

A venue that acts as a natural amphitheatre and has a capacity of up to 8,000 people depending on the style of event. It also benefits from good vehicular access from Roman Rd and great walking access to the town centre.

  • Ease of access
  • Short walk to town centre
  • Easy access to the park’s café
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Kings Meadow

Capacity: up to 500 people

A location typically used for event car parking, camping or additional activities in relation to Castle Park. With vehicular access from Cowdray Avenue, the site is open 24 hrs and does not have any fenced boundaries. Public footpaths run through the site.

  • Camping ground
  • 24 hour access
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The Bandstand

Capacity: up to 500 people

A beautifully preserved and restored Victorian bandstand in the very centre of Castle Park.

  • Nearby toilet block
  • Close to the park café
  • Great acoustics
  • Internal lighting
  • Electric outlet
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Castle Bailey

Capacity: up to 1500 people

A dramatic setting situated to the rear and side of the Norman keep. Well suited to theatre style performances.

  • Easy access from the Town Centre
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
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Bowls Green in Lower Park

Capacity: up to 500 people

Situated within Lower Park the Bowls Green provides a secluded setting for smaller events or a great secluded space alongside use of Lower Castle Park.

  • Fenced off from public areas
  • 30m x 30m flat grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
  • Pavilion building with toilets
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Hollytrees Meadow

Capacity: up to 3000 people

A large open grass field next to our popular children’s playgrounds.

  • 7,000 m2 grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
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Hollytrees Lawn

Capacity: up to 500 people

A prominent position adjacent to Hollytrees House Museum, an ideal space for smaller events.

  • 20m x 50m flat grass area
  • Electric outlet
  • Water point
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Get in touch

Use this form to enquire about our venues. Our friendly team will be on hand to help with your request and will guide you through the process of organising your event.

Castle Park

High Street, Colchester Town Centre

Telephone: 01206 506905

Email: info@colchester-venues.co.uk

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