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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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We’ll see you after the interval! – An open letter from Steve Mannix & Tracey Childs

On behalf of everyone here at the Mercury we do hope that you, your family and your friends are managing to stay safe and well in these very strange and challenging times. In the last few weeks and months all…

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Mercury Theatre statement in response to COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our audiences, teams and community is always our priority, and we continue to follow the advice of the government and Public Health England in these unprecedented times. Following yesterday’s government announcement regarding COVID-19, we are…

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Cast and creatives announced for pop-up production of Borders by Henry Naylor

Taking place at The Old Library, Colchester (formerly Memoirs Restaurant and Cocktail Bar) the Mercury are thrilled to present Borders by Henry Naylor from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 March 2020. Starring as Nameless is Lyna Dubarry, an award-winning actress…

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Mercury Theatre Announced as one of four Stage One Regional Hosts for 2020. 

We are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen to be a host venue for the Stage One Regional Development Producer Placement in 2020. Stage One’s Trainee Producer Placement scheme offers unique hands-on training and development opportunities for outstanding…

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Mercury Theatre Support Local School with Followspot Donation

Recently we were able to donate our older followspots to Thomas Lord Audley school, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the community with a variety of projects. The two followspots have been at the Mercury for many years…

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Ryan McBryde joins Executive Team as Creative Director forming a new Leadership Triumverate with Tracey Childs and Steve Mannix

The Mercury Theatre today announce a newly formed leadership team that will lead the theatre’s future direction following its extensive capital redevelopment. Working alongside Joint Chief Executives Steve Mannix and Tracey Childs, newly appointed Creative Director Ryan McBryde will join…

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