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Excellence in Inclusivity – One year on

It is incredible to believe that a whole year has passed since our Excellence in Inclusivity was celebrated at the UK Theatre Awards, surrounded by our industry friends and peers. The Mercury was recognised for embracing diverse casting, supporting national…

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Mercury Panto Dame invites you to Visit Essex

On Wednesday 14th October, Visit Essex launched This is Essex, a short film which sees the good people of Essex stepping forward to showcase the real Essex and to take on (and dispel) some long-standing stereotypes. The film, made earlier…

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Mercury Theatre secures vital support for plans to safely reopen From Government Culture Recovery Fund

  We are delighted to share that we have secured vital support with £250,000 from the Government Culture Recovery Fund. Arts organisations across England were able to apply to Arts Council England to receive a lifeline from the £257m survival…

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Mercury Theatre awarded £5k grant from Theatres Trust to improve accessibility

We have been selected as one of six recipients of the Theatres Trust Accessible Theatre Scheme to help make our new building more inclusive. Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, works to ensure theatres meet the needs…

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#SaveOurTheatres – Mercury Theatre joins national campaign to save the UK’s theatres

We are delighted to be joining forces with performing arts venues across the country as part of the national #SaveOurTheatres campaign. Launched by the Theatres Trust, the campaign aims to prevent the permanent closure of hundreds of UK theatres through…

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Mercury 2020 Pantomime Postponed

A letter to our audiences, from Mercury Executive Director, Steve Mannix.   To our wonderful audiences and community, Tracey, Ryan and I are devastated to announce that after much thought and consideration, we have no choice other than to postpone…

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Line Up Announced for the Mercury Online Festival!

In association with the University of Essex, Signals and the Lakeside Theatre we are thrilled announce the line up of our exciting new Mercury Online Festival. Taking place over the weekend of 21-23 August 2020 the festival celebrates the creativity…

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