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Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Nice local theatre

Nice that Colchester has a theatre so people in the area can go to see plays, talks and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SFM1959
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Colchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful Local Theatre

The Mercury has a variety of entertainment throughout the year that should satisfy everyone. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fifilechef
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“west end” (42 reviews)
“sweeney todd” (10 reviews)
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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
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+44 1206 573948
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice that Colchester has a theatre so people in the area can go to see plays, talks and performances without having to travel up to London. Has been quite successful for many years but getting a little tired now and in need of a bit...More

Thank SFM1959
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mercury has a variety of entertainment throughout the year that should satisfy everyone. The Booking staff are always helpful & friendly. The theatre seating provides good views from all angles.

Thank fifilechef
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

As very good play the theatre is well set you can see the stage from all angles with no restricted views The bar is amazing and we had the celebration Package There is also a restaurant attached to the theatre 😀

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I'm rare bird to visit theatre .. but 4years in a row I'm coming to this theatre to watch amazing traditional English pantomime where no where else you can see such a funny and sarcastic peace of art.. definitely of of the best things to...More

Thank Ramunas U
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We are regular patrons to our local theatre. We are always amazed how they can put on such excellent shows on such a small stage. Turning of the Screw was acted brilliantly Thank you all once again for a thoroughly good evening out.I

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We found this show a little disappointing,expecting it to be better, the actors were good, we have been here loads of times

Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

An Evening With Michael Parkinson within this theatre was great. The intimacy of the theatre provided a wonderful experience to this event and no doubt have the same effect with other events held there. With easy access via a footbridge from the car park on...More

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent show! Cast were so enthusiastic and professional. Would struggle to compare any West End show. The seats and facilities are first class and we are so fortunate to have such a great theatre locally.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Mercury is a modern theatre with a reduced rate car park across the bridge(look for the offer when booking your tickets) From Panto to Military Wives concerts,Comedies to Thrillers and special family productions.

Thank marion j
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A great place, an interesting way to reach the culture, a possibility to get entertainment. A very rare combination between old and modern surroundings not visually offensive but unfortunately not very popular as it should be....One of the fewer places in Colchester town centre which...More

Thank saintmoritz2017
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Andrea C
13 April 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
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mummyisyummy
25 March 2017|
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Response from RichSid | Reviewed this property |
go a few seats further back if you can
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Rebecca S
26 July 2015|
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Response from rfenwick | Property representative |
Hi, The view from Row O is unrestricted. Hope this helps!
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