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  • Production photograph from Oliver!, crowd of performers all gesture towards Oliver and Dodger.
  • Production photograph of Ain't Misbehavin', three performers dance and sing around an upright piano.

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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


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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.


Tuesday, 16th July 2024 - Saturday, 20th July 2024

The MousetrapStarring Todd Carty (EastEnders, The Bill) and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) – don't miss this classic in Colchester!
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Wednesday, 24th July 2024

Open Road Fundraiser with Laura WrightJoin us for this one off Gala performance and help transform lives.
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Thursday, 25th July 2024 - Thursday, 25th July 2024

La Voix – The Red Ambition TourBritain's Funniest Red Head is swinging into town with her most ambitious show yet!
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Friday, 26th July 2024 - Monday, 29th July 2024

The Tiger Who Came to TeaDirect from the West End, the Olivier award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour.
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Saturday, 27th July 2024 - Saturday, 27th July 2024

The Comedy NetworkThe Comedy Network is a monthly series of laugh out loud comedy nights, featuring the best up-and-coming comedians
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Wednesday, 31st July 2024 - Wednesday, 31st July 2024

Don't Stop Believin'Heaven is a place on Earth called Colchester as the greatest end-of-the-night anthems spectacular roar into town!
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Wednesday, 7th August 2024 - Wednesday, 7th August 2024

The Magic of MotownCelebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!
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Friday, 9th August 2024 - Friday, 9th August 2024

The Glam Rock Show - Get It OnGet ready for a night of glam rock! Girls grab your boys it's time to go wild, wild, wild! As we transport you back to the golden age of Glam, with all the songs you know and love!
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Tuesday, 13th August 2024 - Thursday, 15th August 2024

Dinosaur World LiveDare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.
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Thursday, 15th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

Mercury Young Company Summer TakeoverThe Mercury Young Company take over the Café Bar stage!
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Thursday, 15th August 2024 - Saturday, 17th August 2024

Mercury Young Company present BucketsThis young cast guides you through a kaleidoscopic world of happiness and sadness, kissing and crying, singing and dying.
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Friday, 16th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

The WestendersThe WestEnders bring you "LES MIZ MAGIC and THE WORLD'S GREATEST MUSICALS" all in one night!
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  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available


  • 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


Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

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