Visualisation of glass wing of new Mercury Theatre building with Mercury statue.
  • Visualisation of glass wing of new Mercury Theatre building with Mercury statue.
  • Visualisation of new Mercury Theatre building.
  • Production photograph of Ain't Misbehavin', three performers dance and sing around an upright piano.
  • Production photograph from Oliver!, crowd of performers all gesture towards Oliver and Dodger.

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About

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, Essex is at the heart of the town's arts scene - an active theatre venue involved in putting on plays of national and international importance, as well as in the creation of its own theatre pieces by local artists (Made in Colchester). An evening out at the Mercury Theatre is a perfect way to end a day of sightseeing or shopping in Colchester town centre.
 

Mercury Rising is an exciting £9.8 million redevlopment project that is currently in its final stages, which will modernise and transform 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

Please visit the Mercury Theatre's website or social media channels for updates on when the new building will be able to open safely to the public.

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar area
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: 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

By public transport:

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

Mercury Theatre

Type:Theatre

Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Please note the Mercury Theatre is currently closed to the public due to the COVID crisis, please keep an eye on the theatre's social media for reopening announcements.
Box office opening hours 10am-8pm. Sundays - Box Office open 90 minutes before performance. Closed Christmas Day.

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