Tickets for disabled customers including those who have impaired sight or hearing and the person accompanying them £8.50 for all Made In Colchester productions. Access tickets for all other shows £10 unless otherwise indicated.
We will hold seats for Audio Described and Captioned performances (in the best area for that service) up until two weeks before the performance and after this point they will be available on a first come first served basis.
There is limited disabled parking under the front canopy for blue badge holders which operates on a first come first served basis.
A lift situated along the corridor to the right of the Box Office is available for patrons who have trouble negotiating the stairs.
We welcome Assistance Dogs at all performances, please inform us when booking.
The Mercury Theatre can accommodate up to 4 wheelchair users in the main auditorium with ample accommodation in the Mercury Studio Theatre. Please state that you require a wheelchair space when booking.
An infrared enhancement system is available in the main auditorium at all performances. Our system is suitable for use with or without a hearing aid through our specialised equipment.
Do you or someone you know love theatre but find it difficult to see the action?
Audio Description is a live commentary on the visual elements of a production. Receivers and headsets for hearing enhancement and audio description services need to be booked in advance when purchasing your tickets. For information about Touch Tours, 1pm on day of Audio Described performance, please contact Carol Rayner – details below.
Please book Touch Tours in advance.
Audio Described performances in 2014:
Dial M for Murder, Sat 15th Feb, 7.30pm
Betty Blue Eyes, Sat 29 March, 2.30pm
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Sat 24th May, 2.30pm
The Two Worlds Of Charlie F, TBC 27th-31st May
You Can Always Hand Them Back, Sat 28th June , 2.30pm
Friend or Foe, Sat 13th Sept, 2.30pm
MacBeth, Sat 18th Oct, 2.30pm
Dracula, Sat 15th Nov, 2.30pm.
Do you or someone you know enjoy theatre but find it difficult to hear what is being said?
Captioning converts the spoken word, songs and sound effects in to text on a caption unit on the stage.
Captioned performances for 2014:
Dial M for Murder, Thurs 13th Feb, 7.30pm
Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Thurs 20th Feb, 2.30pm
Betty Blue Eyes, Thurs 3rd April, 7.30pm
Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, Thurs 10th April, 7.30pm
Our Country’s Good, TBC 30th April -3 May
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Wed 21st May, 7.30pm
The Two Worlds Of Charlie F, Wed 28th May, 2.30pm
You Can Always Hand Them Back, Thurs 26th June, 7.30pm
Friend or Foe, Thurs 11 Sept, 7.30pm
MacBeth, Thur 16th Oct, 7.30pm
Dracula, Thurs 13th Nov, 7.30pm.
Please let us know of any requirements you or anyone in your party may have. We will do all we can to make your visit as enjoyable and as straightforward as possible.
Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders into theatres to give those who otherwise might feel excluded, the chance to experience live theatre. Find out more about Relaxed Performances.
Relaxed performances for 2014:
A Relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty will take place on Wed 8 January 2014 at 1.00pm.
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Text Phone 01206 245518
For further information please contact our Carol Rayner on 01206 577006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org