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  • Production photograph of Ain't Misbehavin', three performers dance and sing around an upright piano.

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About

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Essex is at the heart of the city's arts scene - an active and leading theatre venue involved in putting on exciting plays, musicals and performances of national and international importance, as well as in the creation of its own theatre productions of national accliam (Mercury Productions). An evening out at the Mercury Theatre is a perfect way to end a day of sightseeing or shopping in Colchester city centre.
 

The recent £11.3 million redevelopment project has modernised and transformed the Mercury, safeguarding its future for the Essex community. Improvements include:

- A transformed foyer space,

- Redeveloped main audiorium with additional seating 

- Full accessibility throughout for the first time

- New rehearsal and community spaces equipped to support the best new talent

- Extended backstage facilities

- A new all-day cafe/bar area

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Buy your tickets for events at the Mercury Theatre by phone, online or in person. Various offers and discounts exist for different shows, so check out the Mercury Theatre website for more details.
The Mercury Theatre Box Office is open from 10am to 8pm, or 90mns before shows.

Events

Sunday, 3rd March 2024 - Sunday, 3rd March 2024

Seann WalshSeann Walsh comes to Colchester!
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Tuesday, 5th March 2024 - Tuesday, 5th March 2024

Pride Movie NightsCome and revisit your favourite LGBTQ+ films in our Studio with our monthly Pride Movie Night!
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Thursday, 7th March 2024 - Saturday, 9th March 2024

Self-Raising'It starts with a secret. It's a real secret and I had to keep it for a long time.'
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Saturday, 16th March 2024 - Saturday, 16th March 2024

LATES – Cocktail CabaretJoin us for a night of championing local queer talent that promises to be entertaining, informative and supportive.
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Saturday, 16th March 2024 - Saturday, 16th March 2024

SkydiverMulti-sensory dance experience for families
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Tuesday, 19th March 2024 - Tuesday, 19th March 2024

Wednesday, 20th March 2024 - Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Feel MeFeel Me is a new interactive theatre show from The Paper Birds
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Thursday, 21st March 2024 - Thursday, 21st March 2024

Reginald D HunterComedian Reginald D. Hunter comes to Colchester!
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Friday, 22nd March 2024 - Friday, 22nd March 2024

Buffy RevampedSeventy minutes. Seven seasons. One Spike.
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Friday, 22nd March 2024 - Friday, 22nd March 2024

GambleAvalon Comedy's The Comedy Network is a monthly series of laugh out loud comedy nights, featuring the best up-and-coming comedians – we can promise you a great night with lots of laughs and talent.
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Tuesday, 26th March 2024 - Tuesday, 26th March 2024

The Comedy NetworkAvalon Comedy's The Comedy Network is a monthly series of laugh out loud comedy nights
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Tuesday, 26th March 2024 - Tuesday, 26th March 2024

The Comedy NetworkAvalon Comedy's The Comedy Network is a monthly series of laugh out loud comedy nights, featuring the best up-and-coming comedians – we can promise you a hilarious night!
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Wednesday, 27th March 2024 - Wednesday, 27th March 2024

Awake My Soul: The Mumford & Sons StoryThis is a Stomp and Holler not to be missed!
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Thursday, 28th March 2024 - Thursday, 28th March 2024

Andy ParsonsCatch the comedian in Colchester!
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Tuesday, 2nd April 2024 - Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

Friend (The One with Gunther)One man, seventy minutes, ten seasons. The entire 236 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, FRIENDS, retold through the eyes of Gunther, Central Perk's very own 'seventh Friend'.
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Thursday, 4th April 2024 - Thursday, 4th April 2024

An Evening With AggersJonathan Agnew talks his life and career.
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Saturday, 6th April 2024 - Sunday, 7th April 2024

Peppa Pig's Fun Day OutPeppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out!
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Tuesday, 9th April 2024 - Thursday, 11th April 2024

imitating the dog's FrankensteinFrankenstein, inspired by Mary Shelley's novel
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Friday, 12th April 2024 - Friday, 12th April 2024

Griff Rhys JonesGriff Rhys Jones is back on the road with his much-anticipated brand new stand-up tour. Join Griff as he shares more funny observations and comic stories.
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Saturday, 13th April 2024 - Saturday, 13th April 2024

Rude Science!The naughtiest, funniest, most revolting science show in the world.
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Tuesday, 16th April 2024 - Tuesday, 16th April 2024

The Marvin Gaye SongbookWake up and let's get down tonight as we celebrate the Prince of Motown. This is the Marvin Gaye Songbook!
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Wednesday, 17th April 2024 - Wednesday, 17th April 2024

Legends: The DivasThree icons of music. Six decades of hits. One amazing concert.
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Thursday, 18th April 2024 - Saturday, 20th April 2024

The Importance of Being… Earnest?Say It Again, Sorry? presents: The Importance of Being… Earnest?
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Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - Wednesday, 24th April 2024

Julius CaesarJulius Caesar. A divisive leader who holds awesome power. Join Icarus Theatre Collective for a boldly modern re-telling, perfect for newcomers to Shakespeare.
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Wednesday, 24th April 2024 - Wednesday, 24th April 2024

NT Live – The Motive and the CueSam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
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Saturday, 11th May 2024 - Saturday, 11th May 2024

NT Live – The Motive and the CueSam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The closest car park to the Mercury Theatre is St Mary's Car Park. Discount parking vouchers can be bought in advance from the Theatre alongside show tickets. Find out more information about parking offers on their website.

Public Transport Directions

The Mercury Theatre is convieniently located in the heart of Colchester City Centre, approximately 1 mile from the train station. 

Mercury Theatre

Type:Theatre

Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

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  • Regional and MiscellaneousMuddy Stilettos – Award 2022 Muddy Stilettos – Award 2022 2022

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