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Mercury Theatre

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Address: Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 573948
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Free the fun in you!

The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the...

Free the fun in you!

The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to make work in Colchester that reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally.

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Was so much fun. Had a great time and will definitely be back for next year's show. Particularly liked the fact that I could prepay for the car park which made it much cheaper to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aleks W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was so much fun. Had a great time and will definitely be back for next year's show. Particularly liked the fact that I could prepay for the car park which made it much cheaper to park.

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1 Thank Aleks W
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Aladdin and had a great time. Show was great for all the family and we enjoyed the whole experience- first visit to a panto for wife and she loved it. Drinks were a bit pricey but as you'd expect it for this kind of place.

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1 Thank John H
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the Mercury a few times where we have always enjoy the performance we have gone to see! It's a hidden gem in Colchester & every show never disappoints! Brilliant staff & a great venue.

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Thank Joely M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Mercury to see this years pantomime ( Aladdin ) as we do every year. I have to say this year was the best ever, great for the kids and some brilliant adult humour. We went on New Year's Eve and it bought 2015 to a great end. We should all be proud of our theatre in this... More 

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2 Thank Darren B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good family show For teenagers upwards. Great musical numbers and terrific acting. Good views from all seats, even back row.

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2 Thank TrendyGranny
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I completely agree with the excellent reviews the show has received. It was magical, hilarious, and thoroughly engaging throughout. My hubby and I had front row seats to the left of the stage and - after putting out a small fire from a bit of rogue pyrotechnic! - we were picked on by Widow Twanky and hubby was kissed and... More 

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Brightlingsea Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8:38PM Today we went to the Mercury to see the last show of this years pantomime. We have been every year for the last 6 years and the production has always been good. This year was something else. The atmosphere was amazing and right from the outset the jokes were flowing. Rather than the same old tired jokes this was... More 

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2 Thank Ciderwoman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've taken my children to the pantomime here a couple of times and they absolutely love it!!! I particularly like how the seats are situated so that smaller people's views aren't blocked by people sitting in front of them. My children and I are only little and usually don't get such a good view at other theatres we've been to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Panto, wonderful night out! It was really good, as I havent seen Aladdin as a Panto unsure what to expect and also taking my New Husband there was a bit nervous. But it was really great we both enjoyed it alot. Very Good

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2 Thank RachDeborah
Feering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 2015 panto was excellent this year. It was non stop jokes, puns, and daft humour. Our whole family loved it. I couldn't stop laughing. The panto dame sounded like and acted like Lily Savage - very funny!

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