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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 Mercury Youth Theatre Production

After school drama groups in the Shrub End ward of Colchester

For KS1 & KS2. Touring Schools 2 May - 16 Jun

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.

Title Image (The Events By David Greig), background is a black and white photo of a woman looking at the ocean in San Sebastian

Get Involved in a Mercury Theatre Choir to perform in our production of The Events

Act V is a fun group for older adults to explore the creative arts in a relaxed environment.

Writer's notebook

The Mercury Theatre is proud to announce its latest major initiative in support of new plays and new playwrights, The Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017

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

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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…

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, the Channel 4 Drama Commissioning Team 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


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