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Mercury marks reopening following five-year campaign

Mercury Theatre, led by Executive Director, Steve Mannix and Executive Producer, Tracey Childs, today held a ceremony to mark the venue’s reopening following the Mercury Rising transformation, a 5-year campaign which raised over £11.3 million to reimagine the theatre’s spaces, both operationally and ecologically, and improve accessibility throughout. The building opens for the first time to the local community for a special weekend of events on 26 and 27 June.

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Highlighting and transforming public perceptions with Theatre Stories

What impact has the theatre made in your life?
What stories can you share about your experiences at the Mercury Theatre?
We want to hear from you!

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Mercury announces inaugural season in refurbished theatre

Mercury Theatre, led by Executive Director, Steve Mannix and Executive Producer, Tracey Childs, today announces its opening season in the company’s extensively refurbished venue, which will reopen next month after two years of closure following the Mercury Rising transformation, a 3-year campaign which raised over £11.3 million to reimagine the theatre and improve accessibility throughout.

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On sale dates of our reopening season and our new Creative Engagement programme

Today we are thrilled to announce that bookings will open for our highly anticipated relaunch season on Thursday, 27 May for Priority Booking and Tuesday, 1 June for general on sale, with the Creative Engagement Programme going on sale today…

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Mercury launches call out for Playwrights, Producers and Directors development programmes

We are thrilled to announce three dedicated talent development programmes for promising and innovative Playwrights, Producers and Directors from the East of England to create and develop work with leading theatre-makers.

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Theatre celebrates further Cultural Recovery Fund support that will enable transformed venue to reopen this summer

We are delighted to confirm that we have received a grant of £125,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help us recover, reopen and welcome audiences, following our £10 million Mercury Rising refurbishment project.

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A letter from Mercury Creative Director, Ryan McBryde

I hope this finds you in the best of health and keeping safe during these difficult times. I’m writing to you today to keep you updated about the progress of the Mercury. As you’re no doubt aware, the global pandemic…

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