Culture & Arts

Historic Harwich is a lively and exciting place surrounded by wonderful history and heritage. No more is this apparent than in the Electric Palace Theatre/Cinema which is one of the oldest purpose built cinemas in the country dating back to 1911.

The Harwich Festival presents an annual Festival (rated in top 10 by The Sunday Times) and also stages a wide range of concerts and events throughout the year; these include music, spoken word and visual art exhibitions.


Live music outdoors during the summer months.

It is hoped the Art Quarter will be further developed in 2017 in Harwich where there are several art galleries and creative industries.


Bike Street Art, part of the Harwich Festival. Pic TDC/Harwich Tourism Group.

A Community Hub is situated in the library in Kingsway where you can take part in a host of activities such as workshops and see how the local community works together to celebrate its uniqueness.

Here you can also find a host of information and interesting facts about the local area, details of seasonal town celebrations and events as well as information on places to visit With free WIFI available you can sit and relax and plan your visit to Harwich and Dovercourt Bay.


Drum street parade. Pic TDC/Harwich Tourism Group.