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Mercury Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Another Excellent Night at the Mercury

Visited twice in the last 2 weeks firstly to see Voodoo Room who were fantastic, such amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Essex UK
To see the Mousetrap

Very good play, lovely theatre . Good value for money, this theatre puts on such a variety of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Poor1%
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“second half”(9 reviews)
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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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited twice in the last 2 weeks firstly to see Voodoo Room who were fantastic, such amazing musicians and again last night to see The Music of Bob Marley Legend a fabulous, fun, feel good evening with so many people out of their seats dancing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Angel57
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good play, lovely theatre . Good value for money, this theatre puts on such a variety of plays, musicals etc . At Christmas always a super pantomime.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marie2470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is well run and the staff are hardworking and friendly. Every season there are a variety of productions to suit every taste. There is a bar and a restaurant attached. The Mercury Theatre is a great place to visit if you are staying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 541cheriec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another trip to the theatre but this time in Colchester. Despite the ongoing refurbishment and didn't distract from show or main stage area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attendez with Friends the musical Ain't misbehavin'. This musical was well played, danced and sung. The musicians and actors' performance was outstanding as they never stopped. No down time during nearly 2 hours. The armchairs of the theatre are very confortable and the general...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MichelR894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, my friend and I went to see this show last Thursday. It was truly AMAZING! The set, songs, choregraphy (done by the fabulous Oti Mobusi of strictly fame) musicians aged 19 to 20ish everything was a total delight we laughed and smiled from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank syria a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been plenty of times for plays as well as concerts. Good venue. Parking nearby, bar food etc. Whats not to like!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 94alanz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable times every time we go to the theatre. Professionalism all the way, from when you walk in until you walk out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve G
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Much cheaper than a visit to London’s west end this small but popular venue offers many different type shows from musicals to Shakespeare with kids shows thrown in too! Friendly staff help make this an enjoyable experience

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swfjambo
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the matinee show of this touring version of the famous London show. This was our first visit to the Mercury Theatre and we were not disappointed. This is a great local theatre and the auditorium was a nice size and gave good views...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Andrea C
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Audiences | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, all of our seats have a good view of the stage :) On the rare occasion that a seat has a limited view, this will be indicated by a little 'i' on the seat when you're looking at the seating plan - you can hover... More
March 24, 2017|
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Response from RichSid | Reviewed this property |
go a few seats further back if you can
July 25, 2015|
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Response from rfenwick | Property representative |
Hi, The view from Row O is unrestricted. Hope this helps!