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Here's what our audiences say about this year's Mercury Theatre Company productions:
"Absolutely outstanding in every respect."
"a very compelling piece of theatre"
"Stunning production … brilliant staging and acting."
"A wonderful play and you all did it justice"
(The Grapes of Wrath)
"Powerful - thought provoking"
"Your usual superb standard"
"Excellent … blistering!"
"An amazing rendition of the story of David with fantastic acting"
(King David, Man of Blood)
"As good as any West End Production"
"Very well done … excellent, very enjoyable"
"Delightful … great fun … very clever stage setting … 5 star"
(Under Milk Wood)
"a wonderful, energetic, vibrant beautiful production!
"interesting, lively and a different slant on a very well-known play."
"Unique in my experience … thoroughly enjoyable."
"Loved the design and use of the theatre space."
(Romeo and Juliet)
Ticket prices vary for different shows in the Theatre and Studio £8.50 - £22.50.
Various concessions available for children, under 16s, full-time students, job seekers, over 60s (restrictions apply) from £7.70.
Access concessions from £6.25 for disabled customers & those accompanying them.
Groups discounts from £2 off for 10+ people.
School groups £7.15 per student plus 1 free ticket for every 10 booked.
Entrance to the Digby Gallery is free (open 10am - 8pm Mon to Sat).
Open all the time
Box office opening hours 10am-8pm. Sundays - Box Office open 90 minutes before performance. Closed Christmas Day.
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT
Map reference: TL 992251 Lat: 51.88937 Long: 0.89441
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Colchester station
Winner of the 2010 Essex Tourism Award - Access For All.
Seats are held for Audio Described and Captioned performances up until two weeks before the performance and after this point they will be available on a first come first served basis; there is limited free disabled parking under the canopy for blue badge holders which operates on a first come first served basis; a lift operates to all levels of the theatre; wheelchair spaces are available; an infrared enhancement system is available in the auditorium at all performances (for use with or without a hearing aid); Touch Tours are available; RNID typetalk and text phone (01206 245518).
Cloakroom - 20p per item.
Theatre Bar - open 30 mins before the performance (except mid-week matinees), during the interval and after the show; tea, coffee and a wide range of drinks are on sale.
Kiosk - open 30 mins before the performance and during the interval; ice-cream and confectionary are on sale plus tea, coffee and soft drinks.
|Tue 21 - Thu 23 May 2013||Our Share of Tomorrow (Studio Theatre)|
|Thu 23 - Sat 25 May 2013||The History Boys|
|Tue 28 May 2013||The Dust Man (Studio Theatre)|
|Tue 28 May 2013 - Sat 1 Jun 2013||The History Boys|
|Thu 30 May 2013||The History Boys|
|Fri 31 May 2013||We Need Bees (Studio Theatre)|
|Sat 1 Jun 2013||The History Boys|
|Sun 2 Jun 2013||Colchester Operatic Society: Fantasy and Fairytale|
|Mon 3 - Sat 8 Jun 2013||The History Boys|
|Tue 4 - Thu 6 Jun 2013||Finding Joy (Studio Theatre)|
|Wed 5 Jun 2013||Finding Joy (Studio Theatre)|
|Thu 6 Jun 2013||The History Boys|
|Sat 8 Jun 2013||The History Boys|
|Wed 12 - Sat 15 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Thu 13 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Sat 15 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Mon 17 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Tue 18 Jun 2013||A Pageant by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Wed 19 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Thu 20 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Thu 20, Fri 21 Jun 2013||A Pageant by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Sat 22 Jun 2013||A Game of Golf by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Sat 22 Jun 2013||A Pageant by Alan Ayckbourn|
|Wed 26 - Sat 29 Jun 2013||Around the World in 80ish Minutes|
|Sat 29 Jun 2013||Around the World in 80ish Minutes|
|Mon 1, Tue 2 Jul 2013||Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales|
|Tue 2, Wed 3 Jul 2013||Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales|
|Wed 3 Jul 2013||Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales|
|Sun 7 Jul 2013||Ilaz Dance Company - Fusion 2013|
|Thu 11 - Sat 13 Jul 2013||Essex Book Festival|
|Thu 11 - Sat 13 Jul 2013||Summer Show Time ‘13|
|Sat 13 Jul 2013||Summer Show Time ‘13|
|Thu 22 - Sat 24 Aug 2013||Quadrophenia|
|Fri 23 Aug 2013||Quadrophenia|
|Thu 5 - Sat 14 Sep 2013||The Butterfly Lion|
|Thu 3 - Sat 19 Oct 2013||The Good Person of Sichuan|
|Fri 4 - Sat 19 Oct 2013||Man to Man|
|Fri 25 Oct 2013 - Sat 9 Nov 2013||The Opinion Makers|
|Fri 6 Dec 2013 - Sat 11 Jan 2014||Sleeping Beauty|