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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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How a Theatre Should Be!

Absolutely brilliant day out seeing Hospital food, a youth production with local students and then an hour later Lion Boy a theatre De complicite production! A hard hitting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Jez122
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Absolutely brilliant day out seeing Hospital food, a youth production with local students and then an hour later Lion Boy a theatre De complicite production! A hard hitting drama acted beautifully and a theatrical master piece showcasing raw skill and brilliant design! The theatre has easy access to pick up tickets on entrance! Two audatoriums, Studio and main, both good... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Excellent variety on offer for Spring 2015. Well done to the new team at the theatre. Looking forward to Animal Farm next season too.

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Colchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a wonderful theatre. It has a great atmosphere and helpful friendly staff. It is comfortable and the facilities are excellent. There is a wide range of plays, shows and single night entertainment. Something for everyone. With the St Marys car park so close visiting could not be easier.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Living near Colchester, we go and watch all sorts of shows at the Mercury from a fabulous "Queen" tribute band; The Importance of being Ernest: Doctors in the House and an incredible gymnastic performing group from China. Easy to park at St Marys carpark and walk across to the theatre. There is food available (restaurant) and a bar......There is a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are very lucky in Colchester to have a theatre of this standard. I would like a few more more popular plays there are times when it it just a bit too "arty", I would then attend more often but good actors of a high standard, nice bar and seating

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been to the Mercury's panto every year since 2008 and was hoping for a great one this year after being a little disappointed with last years show. This year was fantastic especially buttons (dale) and the ugly sisters. My 2 sons (11 & 8) have promised me that they will definitely be coming every year forever.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

one of the funniest pantomimes we've been to for a long time a brilliant show well done.............

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Colchester, Essex, England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Hadn’t been to Panto for many years but saw the penultimate performance of Cinderella and what a treat! Superb performances from all the cast and a special mention for “Super Buttons”!! A real “Feel Good Family Show” in a modern Pantomime tradition! I’d only booked our tickets the previous day but collection at the box office was seamless and we... More 

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Colchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We attended the pantomime at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester yesterday. We really enjoyed the Panto and had us all giggling and joining in. My granddaughter really got into it she was shouting and having lots of fun. It was lovely to see a traditional panto that could be enjoyed by both adults and children. WELL DONE. I must also give... More 

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Colchester
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

An intimate theatre with great work to see. A mixed programme of classics and new work delivered in a venue that is both historic and contemporary.

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