Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT
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Mercury Theatre

The most active producing theatre in East Anglia, The Mercury was formed in 1937 and touches more than 130,000 people each year thanks to its programme and community outreach.

It's located in the town centre, only five minutes walk from the bustling shops and bars, and a number of local bus routes stop nearby. The theatre is also within walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town stations. Parking can be found close by at St Mary's and there are discounts for those attending a show at the Mercury.

Events at this venue

There are 16 events at this location

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The Crucible

  • Directed by: Douglas Rintoul
  • Written by: Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.

Mon 29 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

Tue 30 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

Wed 31 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

…and 3 more dates until 3 Jun

Dot. Dot. Dot. & Just Broken

BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students from Colchester University stage two productions they are taking to Brighton Fringe Festival, An absurdist play called Dot. Dot. Dot. and one called Just Broken about a woman with mental health issues.

Wed 24 May

£6 (£5) / 01206 573948

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Tue 26 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01206 573948

An Evening Of Musical Theatre

The cast and their accompanying musicians perform a selection of showtunes.

Fri 26 May

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01206 573948

Sat 27 May

£11.50 (£9.50) / 01206 573948

The Events

Dan Sherer directs David Grieg's drama about a priest who has recently been involved in a mass shooting, and confronts the aftermath with rationality, reason and faith.

Fri 2 Jun

£16 / 01206 573948

Sat 3 Jun

£16 / 01206 573948

Tue 6 Jun

£16 / 01206 573948

…and 9 more dates until 17 Jun

Graeme Of Thrones

A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones, attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget in this parodic production.

Thu 15 Jun

£20.50 / 01206 573948

Hidden

A love story about invisible disability. Chris is a city lawyer, Jess is a Ph.D student. Two ordinary people in a relationship who want to get on with their lives. The birth of their son and the economic crash create a catalyst of events that leads them to discover who they really are. Can their relationship survive the…

Fri 28 Apr

£13.50 (£9) / 01206 573948

Sat 29 Apr

£13.50 (£9) / 01206 573948

Hysteria

Terry Johnson's comedy drama depicting the meeting between psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and surrealist painter Salvador Dali in 1939 Hampstead.

Thu 18 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

Fri 19 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

Sat 20 May

£12–£27 / 01206 573948

I'm Still Standing: The Elton John Songbook

Paul Bacon and his accompanying band performs the works of Elton John.

Wed 17 May

Lord Of The Flies

Mercury Youth Theatre performs William Golding's best-selling novel, which is a tale of isolation, power, identity and violence.

Fri 19 May

£9 / 01206 573948

Sat 20 May

Monty Python's Spamalot

A Monty Python musical comedy from the award winning LAODS productions.

Fri 28 Apr

£12–£27 / 01908 324466

Sat 29 Apr

Sun 30 Apr

…and 10 more dates until 13 May

A Regular Little Houdini

  • Directed by: Joshua Richards
  • Written by: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

Joshua Richards directs Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in a drama about the escapologist's two visits to Newport in South Wales. He tangled with the local police both times. Presented by Flying Bridge Theatre.

Fri 5 May

£13.50 (£9) / 01206 573948

Rory Bremner: Party Political

Stand-up from the impressionist, satirist and presenter.

Tue 2 May

Step In Time - Scout Gang Show

Scouts and Guides in a variety show with dance routines and comedy.

Thu 25 May

£11 (£9; Children £6 under 4s) / 01206 573948

Fri 26 May

£11 (£9; Children £6 under 4s) / 01206 573948

Sat 27 May

£11 (£9; Children £6 under 4s) / 01206 573948

The Stroop Effect & The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students from Colchester University stage two productions they are taking to Brighton Fringe Festival. One is a physical theatre piece about reality called The Stroop Effect. The other one, The Champ and The Bandito, is an improvised work.

Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm

The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.

Sun 21 May

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