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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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Supporting Your Community

Our Engagement Producer, Matthew Jewson, has been taking a look at some of the wonderful charitable activities taking place in and around Colchester during these difficult times. “As life continues in lockdown, many charities, voluntary groups and generally lovely people…

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A Connected Community

As the country looks to extend lockdown we’re all still having to adjust to this new normal and around the globe many of us are utilising this unprecedented moment in history by spending precious time with our families, housemates and…

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Good Friday Service 2019

Fri 19 Apr 2019, 7.30PM Led by Seeking God’s Blessing for Colchester with music led by Cantus Firmus. As is traditional at the Mercury Theatre, a Good Friday Service will be held at the theatre led by Seeking God’s Blessing…

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Exploring creativity with families at Colchester’s Women’s Refuge

This August, Mercury Theatre’s Make It team worked with women and young people using the services of Colchester and Tendring Women’s Refuge. The work was funded by Essex Youth Trust and offered families a chance to come together and explore…

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38 Young People Achieve Nationally Recognised Arts Award

Integrated into our young people’s programmes, including our Garrison Youth Theatre, Garrison Summer Schools and Take Flight Summer School, our Arts Award moderation saw a 100% pass rate The Mercury’s Make It team offer the nationally recognised qualification through as…

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Colchester Operatic Society to celebrate 45 year relationship with the Mercury by performing Gala concert to support Mercury Rising

Colchester Operatics Society are to perform a concert with songs depicting the seasons in aid of Mercury Rising, the project to redevelop the Mercury Theatre. The Society started producing musicals and concerts in 1924 with their first performance of Gilbert &…

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