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Mercury Theatre

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Address: Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 573948
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Amazing

Amazing venue love it sore some great shows here and very friendly staff. Good prices as well got second front row seats for under £20 for avenue q brilliant defo go there when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
chenman100
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing venue love it sore some great shows here and very friendly staff. Good prices as well got second front row seats for under £20 for avenue q brilliant defo go there when something gd is on

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1 Thank chenman100
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attended Karen carpenter tribute, loved the theatre, had drink in intermission, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Staff were really helpful.

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1 Thank Slizzlebuggle
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mercury Theatre puts on a range of productions which will appeal to varied audiences. The main theatre is comfortable with good views from all the seats and the studio offers the chance for a more intimate experience.

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1 Thank JKC_Landd
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Colchester is very fortunate to have The Mercury Theatre. The programme is varied and entertaining. The staff are helpful and courteous and the theatre itself is very well set out and comfortable.

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Thank Janice P
Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friends recommended we see his friend in a chidlren's show - The wind in the Willows - musical version. The show trailer looked looked so we booked. Kids tickers £11 Adults £22. I'd not been to the Mercury Theatre before. Quite a modern building, selling the usual expensive sweets and ice creams etc...but programmes only £4 and cheaper if... More 

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1 Thank Julia P
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from watching Wind in The Willows with my husband and our daughter and son aged 7 and 4 and oh my word what an afternoon. I have honestly never smiled/laughed so much through a play - absolutely fantastic - a wonderfully talented cast of only 8 people. I loved how the costumes represented the 'characters/animals'. The audience... More 

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1 Thank HAPPYLADYHOLIDAYS
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wind in the Willows but not as you know it. The storyline has been altered, Badger has had a sex-change, Alfred is omitted, as is the railway chase. Why mess with a well known and loved story - the alterations add nothing and detract much. Two out of order ladies loos, one washbasin and the lift. Plus endless people going... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My little one and I have spent several evenings watching shows. We saw wind and the willows last week and it was a great treat. There are activities as well as shows and a lovely little cafe at the theatre.

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Thank Libby J
Colchester Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just been to see Wind in the Willows, felt a bit of a cheat as we were 4 adults - no children! But what a fabulous show! 8 cast members all played great parts, playing musical instruments, singing too, great fun. Toad was fantastic! A family show but great for anyone

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1 Thank Wallybeans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing just amazing. Such a great night out to see such a talented show. I cant wait to go back. Keep up the good work!

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