Gig at TWM

Looking to gig at Three Wise Monkeys Colchester?

TWM Live at Three Wise Monkeys Colchester is one of the best places to discover new acts. If you’re an established artist looking for a UK tour date or an emerging artist looking for a show in Essex our 180 capacity top floor venue on Colchester High Street is perfect for live music, comedy, spoken word, theatre and much more.


If you are an artist, booking agent or promoter looking to book a gig at Three Wise Monkeys Colchester, then get in touch with us by emailing events@twmcolchester.com. We’re always on the look out for the very best acts.  Forthcoming events can be found here.

Parking & Loading 

We have accessible loading bays directly outside our venue. The loading bays can be used with Hazards on and for a limited time without penalty. These bays become free parking after 6pm however this is also available to the public so we suggest you arrive at 6pm sharp to secure a space.

Closest local paid parking is a short 5 min walk away. Vineyard St, Colchester CO1 1LS   or   Priory Street Car Park, 40 Priory St



Access – Please note when loading there is no lift to access the top floor of Three Wise Monkeys. There are five flights of hand-railed stairs to reach the top floor with rest opportunities between each flight.

Our licencing does not allow anyone under the age of 18 years of age to be in our venue past 9pm, all events that allow under 18’s must be finished by 8:45pm

Three Wise Monkeys Colchester address: 60 High St, Colchester, CO1 1DN. Open Everyday – Sunday – Thursday 11am – 12am. Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am

Dressing Room & Storage

Located above the top floor venue a basic green room is available on request. At the back of the venue there is secure equipment storage space.

Venue Technical Specifications

All you need to know about what’s available at our shows

Audio Spec


FOH/Mon mix –

1 X Allen And Heath SQ6 32 Channel Mixer.

1 X Mackie DL1608 16-channel Mixing Desk (Back up)


4 x Martin Audio Blackline S15 15” Sub Woofers

2 X RCF 312 15’TOP Speackers

4 X Martin Audio Blackline Stage Infills F10 10” Speakers

2 X Martin Audio AQ6 6.5” Speakers (Bar auxillery Fills)

4 X RCF Stage Mon

2 X Alto Stage Mons for extra or back ups.

Mics and DI

4 X Shure SM58 Vocal Microphone

2 X Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone

1 X Audix D6 Kick Drum Microphone

3 X AKG D40 Tom Microphones

2 X Behringer Ultra DI-20 Stereo Active DI Box



Visiting FOH audio consoles CAN run through house OR XLR MAIN OUTPUTS.

DJ Equipment Specifications

1 X Pioneer DJM 600 4-channel mixer

2 X Technics SL-1210 MK2 Vinyl Turntable


Lighting & Projector Spec

Console – Lights are run to a ADJ DMX Operator 384 Controller

(These light have pre programed function that the FOH engineer can control via simple buttons during the set, or programmable features for a lighting engineer)

2 X Laserworld XM Color Rainbow Laser Lights

2 X Abstract Clubscan Laser Lights

2 X Cameo Par56 Cans

10 X Basic Par Cans

2 X Beam lighting

2 X Lightmaxx Meteor LED Beams

1 X JBS Systems Quadra Beam

1 X Optoma HD151X Full HD 1080p Projector

1 X 2.7m Wide White Projection Screen

1 X Basic Smoke Machine


Stage Dimension

5m wide X 3.5m deep


Free secure access throughout the venue. Passwords available in dressing rooms or available on request in advance.



Located at the side wall as you enter venue. We do not take a merchandise fee from performers


Payment & Invoicing 

All Artist and acts will be required to invoice our accounting team regarding payment, our payments get paid on the following Fridays of the performance as a guideline.

The venue gets charged VAT on all ticket income, if you are registered with company house and hold a VAT number you can invoice for the gross amount in the settlement sheet, if you do not provide a valid VAT number, you will be paid the NET amount, unless agreed otherwise before hand.

TWM Invoice details

Three Wise Monkeys Colchester

TWM Live

60 High Street

Colchester Essex