The Recreation Ground
Organising an event at the Recreation Ground
Old Heath Recreation Ground is the oldest public open space in Colchester and has been hosting events and activities since the 1880’s. Originally the garrison parade ground it is a large, open, grassed site of approximately 21 acres.
It provides a great venue for large productions like fairs and circuses, but also plays host to smaller events like community fetes and children’s activities. Old Heath is a fully licensed premises with a capacity up to 4,999 people.
Event organisers If you are applying for a new event, please contact us with a brief description of the event including proposed dates, times, and a contact telephone number.
Please note that applications should be submitted at least 3 months before the proposed date of the event. Receipt of the application does not constitute a booking and you must wait until the booking has been confirmed before you proceed with organising your event.