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Mercury Theatre

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Went to the matinee performance with the family, it was a great performance and a great event. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rolandg297
Good Local Theatre

A good local theatre.....not as many big names as it used to have, probably due to it's size... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WENDY R
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“west end”(42 reviews)
“second half”(9 reviews)
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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.
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Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to the matinee performance with the family, it was a great performance and a great event. I had not been for a couple of years and now realise what I have been missing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good local theatre.....not as many big names as it used to have, probably due to it's size. About to be refurbished I believe, it is a little dated in places but nevertheless a nice theatre and an asset to the town. Staff very helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the afternoon ‘relaxed’ performance which I booked back in March to get good seats. Having been there, I can say that all of the seats probably have a good view, with no pillars or posts to stop anyone getting a full view of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful entertaining show. Had front row seats in the centre and was ribbed a bit by the Dame, but it was all part of a superb production. The children in the audience really got stuck into the boo’s and hisses when the villain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 432grahamt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just fantastic. Been to a lot here over the years and this was amazing. Usual brilliant familiar cast which was lovely to see. The music was so good as was the typical humour throughout. As we left the children were already asking to see it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RobertaN1183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best panto yet! We go every year and I’m always impressed! The cast were brilliant, musical numbers well chosen and very current. My 8year old niece was quickly joining in and singing along! DayZ was our favourite! A clever twist on the panto cow! Dame...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 805tansym
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw Ballet Black here just recently and thought they were excellent. The Mercury never disappoints with such a wide variety of programmes on offer and a great atmosphere with an intimate feel to it. There is an adequate small bar upstairs and I think...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank silverfox026
Reviewed 8 November 2018

For the second time this month my wife and I attended the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. The first show was John Williams the wonderful guitarist and the second show was the hilarious American comedian Rich Hall and his ‘Hoedown’ show. On both occasions we very much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Angus M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Well we saw the Illegal Eagles last year and were impressed...so, when we saw they were back at The Mercury again this year we had to book tickets. From the opening chords of their first song we knew we were in for another amazing evening....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johncU5922AC
Audiences, Front Office Manager at Mercury Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review John. We're glad you enjoyed The Illegal Eagles. We look forward to seeing you at the Mercury Theatre again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went to see Moll Flanders at the Mercury last night & had a brilliant evening. The show was hugely entertaining with great music, singing & comedy. The set as always was fantastic, such detail. Left with a huge smile on our faces.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Angel57
Audiences, Front Office Manager at Mercury Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed Moll Flanders. We had really positive responses from all our audiences. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts and we look forward to seeing you at the Mercury Theatre again soon.

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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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Z8224WLrebeccas
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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