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Mercury Theatre

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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
+44 1206 573948
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Roy Orbison and Travelling Wilburys

This was a very good evening's entertainment. Excellent music and acoustics, interaction with the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
blueleopard2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Little Shop of horrors

Absolutly fantastic show. Doesn't matter where you sit you will have a good view. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Pat M
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Essex, 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%
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“west end” (42 reviews)
“sweeney todd” (10 reviews)
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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was a very good evening's entertainment. Excellent music and acoustics, interaction with the audience, tribute band closeness to the original, personality of the performers and the audience's enthusiastic receptiveness. The facilities at the Mercury Theatre are very good with bar, toilets and reception. There...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutly fantastic show. Doesn't matter where you sit you will have a good view. Very friendly staff and easy to find.

1  Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The piano was not of the quality expected and the place is not particularly friendly towards the infirm. There is an awful amount of stairs. The staff are helpful and the acoustics amazing.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Recently have seen Mark Steel one man show very good also saw Privative Lives it was a nice production Check the advert as to the age of going in to this venue. As some are not suitable for children

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Extremely good, enjoyed the production very much! Did not feel the props affected the play in any way!

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Reviewed 3 June 2016

In August 2016 I accompanied my grandchildren to the Mercury Theatre to watch a performance of James and the Giant Peach. It was based on the Roald Dahl childrens book of the same name. I would say that very nearly every seat was taken for...More

2  Thank 614annie
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Easy to book either by phone or on-line plenty of different shows adult and children panto's are brilliant and comedy nights! seats very comfortable, worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I really enjoy my visits to the Mercury but found the recent production of Private Lives disappointing. I think they might have a very restricted budget as the props seemed poor and the gramophone could barely be heard. It is a lovely theatre with sensibly...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

My G.daughters did many shows here with Tiffany dance school. Wonderful shows, nice theatre, pleasant experience.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The Mercury has recently originated a string of fine productions which have gone onto successful regional tours. They also have offered standup comedians and local talent of various kinds. A bonus is that their car parking voucher scheme for patrons saves on the cost of...More

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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
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mummyisyummy
24 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
25 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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