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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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Description: Free the fun in you! The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of...
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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A regular patron

As a regular patron I am pleased to be able to report that my experiences at The Mercury have always been excellent. The staff are friendly, the theatre pleasant with good views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As a regular patron I am pleased to be able to report that my experiences at The Mercury have always been excellent. The staff are friendly, the theatre pleasant with good views from all seats and the shows superb, without exception. My family recently enjoyed a pre-theatre meal at the restaurant and also reported a very good meal and following... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The only full mask performance that I have seen is Chinese No Opera in Singapore. Not knowing the culture it was incomprehensible. But this was so different. A Tour de Force in fact. The cast of four managed to tell a full and amusing story full of characterisation and nuance. The accuracy of the medical practices was uncanny. We particularly... More 

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Colchester
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Mercury countless times over the last decade or so and it has always delivered! Great location, friendly staff, tidy and clean building. Most importantly fantastic productions!! Would 100% recommend.

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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I came in memory of my late wife, who trained in the 50's, and was accompanied by a very good friend of both of us, who also trained then, though at a different hospital. We found the production unlike we had expected but absolutely hilarious and with all the little touches that took one back to those days - the... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Recently saw 'Noises Off' which was much funnier than expected and last night saw 'Nursing Lives' which was absolutely excellent! Seats very comfy and staff very helpful.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Car parking was easy and included in price of tickets. Despite arriving 30 mins before the production started the theatre restaurant quickly prepared an excellent meal (steaks) for two within 20 minutes. The theatre itself is intimate with comfortable seats.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A modern, small but very customer friendly theatre. There are some very good productions with experienced actors, all tastes catered for plus the inevitable Christmas panto. An excellent web site with seating plan etc and very reasonable reductions for seniors, a bonus for getting old! If booking on line you can print or collect your tickets BUT, don't forget your... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent venue, we ordered tickets online and printed at home, also opted for the car parking ticket which saves money.

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Essex, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Comfortable seats, good raking so easy to see the stage. Also really nice food at the little restaurant attached.

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Audiences, Public Relations Manager at Mercury Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to support your local theatre and leave a review. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I really wasn't sure Noises Off at Colchester's Mercury Theatre was my sort of play. However I had a side splitting evening, a great admiration for energy of all the cast and my tummy ached from laughing all through the play. It was unbelievably funny- a real must see

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Audiences, Public Relations Manager at Mercury Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to support your local theatre and leave a review. We're delighted you enjoyed the show and hope to see you back here again soon! More 

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