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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


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.


Wednesday, 31st May 2023 - Sunday, 4th June 2023

The InstrumentalsGet ready to groove with The Instrumentals! A new family show ideal for ages 4+.
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Thursday, 1st June 2023 - Saturday, 3rd June 2023

DraculaAward-winning Le Navet Bete are committed to creating hilarious, physical and family-friendly comedy using creative and engaging storytelling.
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Sunday, 4th June 2023 - Sunday, 4th June 2023

Dream NailsDream Nails are part of a queer, punk counter culture ready to disrupt the world order.
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Tuesday, 6th June 2023 - Tuesday, 6th June 2023

VortexA visually rich journey, with the exceptional dancers of RMDC.
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Friday, 9th June 2023 - Friday, 9th June 2023

Saturday, 10th June 2023 - Saturday, 10th June 2023

The Scummy Mummies: Greatest HitsThey're bringing all their most-loved songs, sketches and stand-up together for a night that will make you laugh till you wee.
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Tuesday, 13th June 2023 - Tuesday, 13th June 2023

G4 LiveThe UK's No.1 vocal quartet on their exhilarating 'G4 LIVE' tour.
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Wednesday, 14th June 2023 - Wednesday, 14th June 2023

The Doctor Will See You NowWhat's it like being a character on one of the world's longest-running soap operas for over 28 years?
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Thursday, 15th June 2023 - Thursday, 15th June 2023

Viva Burlesque!The Viva Divas are returning to Colchester for another outrageous evening of fun and thrills!
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Friday, 16th June 2023 - Sunday, 18th June 2023

ZogThe smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Zog and the Flying Doctors and Stick Man) is back.
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Wednesday, 21st June 2023 - Wednesday, 21st June 2023

What's Love Got To Do With It?International sensation What's Love Got To Do With It? is back with a brand new cast!
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Thursday, 22nd June 2023 - Thursday, 22nd June 2023

The Simon & Garfunkel StoryThe Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!
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Thursday, 22nd June 2023 - Thursday, 22nd June 2023

Friday, 23rd June 2023 - Friday, 23rd June 2023

Santi & NazSanti & Naz explores queer love and loyalty set against the backdrop of a country soon to be changed forever.
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Friday, 23rd June 2023 - Friday, 23rd June 2023

The BoulevardsRock & Roll. Done the proper way.
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Saturday, 24th June 2023 - Saturday, 24th June 2023

LATES – Cocktail CabaretJoin us for a night of championing local lgbtq+ talent that promises to be entertaining, informative and supportive.
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Monday, 26th June 2023 - Monday, 26th June 2023

Professor Slug's House of BugsProfessor Slug's House of Bugs is a show all about bugs.
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Friday, 28th July 2023 - Saturday, 26th August 2023

UnbelievableThe world premiere of Unbelievable, prior to the West End!
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Saturday, 29th July 2023 - Saturday, 29th July 2023

Roald Dahl and the Imagination SeekersFor ages 5+, the show develops creative and literacy skills through performance, games and creative play, while exploring Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories.
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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • British Sign Language
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Staff Qualified in Deaf Awareness Training
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • 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 with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Onsite Catering
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • 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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