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Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Great Evening

Went to see the Weir at the Mercury last night and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Having... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Essex UK
Great trip out for a wonderful night of comedy.

We really enjoyed a night out to the Mercury for my husbands birthday with our friends. The comedy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Weir at the Mercury last night and thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Having Irish family, including two ageing confirmed bachelor uncles, it felt very authentic and I have been in many similar bars when visiting them.

1  Thank Angel57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a night out to the Mercury for my husbands birthday with our friends. The comedy production was wonderful but we have also seen many plays here and especially enjoyed the family productions they run. It's great to get away from a screen...More

1  Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a great location and not too far from parking. Always something interesting to go and watch. The staff are friendly, polite and very helpful. The main drawback is that the seats are tiny and very uncomfortable. When you are sitting for over...More

Thank Shantell L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw an improvised play recently, excellent show. Very entertaining, very funny and good value for money. Don't book the show & meal however. We did and it was poor quality. Complained after, took our name & number said they would be in touch. Never heard...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must attend 15-20 performances a year and have enjoyed most of them. The Colchester Amateur Dramatic Society performances are always top notch and I usually like the one off visiting personalities. Michael Portillo being excellent and more recently Lucy Worsley was brilliant! Simon Weston...More

Thank KesgraveKid
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I recently spent a week here film making with a group of 8-13 year olds. The studio was well equipped; the venue perfectly central for lots of location shots; the staff more than helpful - nothing was too much trouble.

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Staff Was Kind with the tickets was pays for we was watched a Show of Peter Pan is very good we was have a break Tracy went to the toliet before we went back the seat waswatched a show of Peter Pan agian Caption Hook...More

Thank Tracy_Clutterham
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great variety of plays, comedy's and shows and easy access with local car parking available and easy reach of town centre

2  Thank jimban805
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing show took my two grandchildren don't know who enjoyed the show more. Fab cast was excellent well done to them. First time at this theater but will not be the last

2  Thank 123wendym2015
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went to watch the summer panto at Mercury Theatre last week. Overall was a good show, however, the first half was very loud. The second half improved. I do love the pantos Mercury Theatre put on so will be returning for other shows.

Thank karisgreene
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Andrea C
12 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
24 March 2017|
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Response from RichSid | Reviewed this property |
go a few seats further back if you can
Rebecca S
25 July 2015|
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Response from rfenwick | Property representative |
Hi, The view from Row O is unrestricted. Hope this helps!