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Venue Hire

Did you know that you can hire the Mercury Theatre for your conferences, meetings, drinks receptions or events (including weddings)?


  • Comfortable and versatile space.
  • Great, central location in the middle of Colchester.
  • Doesn’t break the bank.
  • Friendly staff and award-winning customer service.


  • Main Theatre (up to 483 seated capacity).
  • Studio Theatre (98 seated capacity).
  • Bar
  • Digby Gallery – the perfect space to entertain your guests before a performance.
  • Restaurant

Bespoke packages are available to suit your needs. We can include catering, full technical support and event planning services. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or head in to see the space in person.

Take a look around! You can take a virtual tour of the Mercury and the different spaces on offer with our Virtual Tour.

Fancy getting a 10% Venue Hire Discount? Sign up to our Corporate Community!

Please note that we are now fully booked for performances in our main theatre until March 2018. We will open submissions for summer 2018 in May, so please check back then.

If you would like to hire our studio theatre or a space for a meeting, conference  or daytime event, please contact us on

If you are a professional promoter please contact us on


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