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Opportunities for ages 3 - 25 years. Get involved in our regular sessions or one-off projects that run throughout the year!

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We offer a wide range of activities for Schools and Colleges, from workshops and backstage tours, to our Teachers' Network and CPD sessions.

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Activities and events for community groups, such as Act V (for older adults), Chinese New Year and Nepalese New Year.

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A range of professional development opportunities for regionally based theatre practitioners at all stages of their careers.

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Our team support people of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in creating or working in theatre.

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A theatre making group for young people with an Autism Spectrum Condition aged 14-18 years

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An audition workshop for Half of Me will be held on Thursday 6th October, Mercury Studio Theatre 6.30-8.30pm. Alternative audition workshop date of Thursday 13th October.

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Posted 23rd Aug 16

Over the first five days of August the Creative Learning and Talent team ran hACkT, a summer school with a difference for 25 young people aged 11-16 years. hACkT…

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It’s free for teachers to join our teachers' network! Benefits include discounted workshops/tours, an invitation to attend our Network Members VIP night and the Teachers' Network newsletter.

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Posted 23rd Aug 16

We want students to have the chance to tell a story that is important to them. To feel that theatre gives them the opportunity to say something they care…


Sweeney Todd: In Autumn/Winter 2016 Mercury Theatre Colchester will be producing Sweeney Todd, the critically-acclaimed Stephen Sondheim musical thriller, on our main stage. We are looking for members of the local community to be involved in this production.

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Posted 24th Aug 16

See the final portraits in our Digby Gallery exhibition, until Monday 3 October. Free entry from 10am Mon-Sat. “We all know the major characters in Shakespeare’s plays, but…


Seniors Matinee ticket holders can enjoy a pre-performance FREE talk and tea or coffee at 1.30pm.

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Posted 25th Aug 16

I found out about the Early Career Training Programme from a friend who had already applied to enrol on the scheme. At the time I was working in an inflexible…


A bespoke package of support, tailored to you


Serious about working in Theatre? Here’s a chance to kick-start your career!


MonologueSlam, THE industry showcase for actors, is returning to Essex!

Actors of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to audition, train and show their skills to a panel of casting agents, directors, theatre professionals and a welcoming audience.

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Posted 25th Aug 16

Whilst in his final year at the Colchester Institute on their Learning for Living & Work course, James Bacon spent 9 months doing work experience with our box office…


Gain hands-on experience at the Mercury as part of your degree


Be part of our ambitious plans to build a bigger and better Mercury Theatre for Colchester

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