Getting Here

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The Mercury is currently closed to the public whilst we complete our £9.8 million Mercury Rising and our shiny new building is due to reopen in 2021.

Following government advice and guidelines for COVID-19, the Mercury team are currently working from home and Mercury Tickets in Red Lion Yard is closed to the public. But, you can still book tickets online 24/7 or you can speak to our Customer Experience team over the phone Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm.

Find out more about the Mercury Rising project

Our theatre is a five-minute walk from Colchester’s bustling Town Centre with great local bus links and within walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town station.

Cycling?

There are several bike stands to safely store your bike outside the theatre. Further cycle parking can be found outside St Mary’s car park and outside Debenhams in Culver Street West.

You can download the Colchester Cycle map from the Cycle Colchester website, where you can also find useful information to help and support cyclists. You can also hire bikes from Colchester station.

Travelling by Bus?

You can get to us using any of the buses to the town centre – visit Traveline South East for up-to-the-minute bus times, or you can visit the Colchester Travel Plan Club website for more information.

For Park and Ride information visit the Colchester Park and Ride Website.

Our closest bus stop is on Head Street (outside the Odeon Cinema) – postcode: CO1 1NH.

Catching the Train?

We are only an hour from Liverpool Street railway station by train. There are trains every hour to and from London from Colchester North Station; book your ticket online at www.thetrainline.com.

Taxis are readily available from outside the station, or you can book a taxi with PDQ Cars (01206 540540).

Walking from the station takes around 20 minutes, or you can hire a bike – Bike and Go.

Driving?

Our nearest car park is St Mary’s car park (CO3 3AA).

Please allow plenty of time to find a space as the car park does get busy at peak times.

Car Share

Could you car share with friends or relatives to help with traffic problems? Join the LoveurcarColchester car share bay scheme for FREE, then you can park in preferential bays in town centre car parks including St Mary’s. You will still have to pay but you will be able to park in a wider space nearer the exit and share the parking charge and fuel with your fellow car sharers. Or park in the LoveurcarColchester bays at Colchester Station for free! (Maximum stay eight hours) then walk into town.

If you would like to search for a car share you can use the Essex Lift Share website.

Getting around inside:

Everything you need to know about the ins and outs of the theatre for your visit.

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How to book:

Find out everything you need to know about making a booking with us.

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