Opportunities for ages 3 - 25 years. Get involved in our regular sessions or one-off projects that run throughout the year!Find Out More
We offer a wide range of activities for Schools and Colleges, from workshops and backstage tours, to our Teachers' Network and CPD sessions.Find Out More
Activities and events for community groups, such as Act V (for older adults), Chinese New Year and Nepalese New Year.Find Out More
A range of professional development opportunities for regionally based theatre practitioners at all stages of their careers.Find Out More
Part of Colchester Food & Drink Festival
The Mercury Theatre has launched a project to rediscover and record its eighty year history. We're grateful for the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in making Mercury Voices possible.
Get involved in a Mercury Theatre Choir to perform in our production of The Events
The Mercury Playwriting Prize winners and runners up have been announced for 2017! Join us for free rehearsed readings, followed by Q&As.
Winner: Oliver Bennett's Europe After The Rain
Runners-Up: Berri George's Shadow Kingdoms and Phil Tong's The Furrow
Student Winner: Ryan Cogman's Floodgate
Essex Playwriting Competition 2016 Winner: Kenny Emson's The Piscator
The Mercury Theatre is committed to engaging with the huge range of talented theatre makers on its doorstep.
That's why we're going to be hosting two days of general auditions/interviews for actors and other theatre makers based in Essex and the wider eastern region who want to make contact with the team at their local producing theatre.
The Ramps on the Moon project is currently touring a production of the rock opera Tommy – and when it stopped off at Nottingham Playhouse the team there caught up…
MonologueSlam, THE industry showcase for actors, is returning to Essex!
Actors of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to audition, train and show their skills to a panel of casting agents, directors, theatre professionals, the Channel 4 Drama Commissioning Team and a welcoming audience.
Whilst in his final year at the Colchester Institute on their Learning for Living & Work course, James Bacon spent 9 months doing work experience with our box office…
Gain hands-on experience at the Mercury as part of your degree