Opportunities for ages 3 - 25 years. Get involved in our regular sessions or one-off projects that run throughout the year!Find Out More
We offer a wide range of activities for Schools and Colleges, from workshops and backstage tours, to our Teachers' Network and CPD sessions.Find Out More
Activities and events for community groups, such as Act V (for older adults), Chinese New Year and Nepalese New Year.Find Out More
A range of professional development opportunities for regionally based theatre practitioners at all stages of their careers.Find Out More
As part of our wider Mercury Voices archiving project and our Mercury Online programme, we are pleased to present a series of six recordings, detailing the life and history of the Mercury Theatre and it's role with in the Colchester community.
Grab a cup of tea and join us every Thursday afternoon as we release a new section of our story.
Recorded with our friends at Colchester Recalled. With special thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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…
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…
In association with Red Lion Books
The Challenge: Using the theme of Magic, you are challenged to write and perform a brand new 2-4 minute monologue.
To take part you must be between 10 and 18 years old.
(Psst...We are not looking for the best actors, so we are happy if you just want to read your monologue from the page)
Work continues on the Mercury Voices archiving project, all with the essential help of our team of volunteers. Kelvin and Sue have been with us since the beginning…
THEATRE ADMINISTRATION PROJECT OFFICER Melissa Tang (BSC Psychology) After graduation I didn’t have any professional work experience which made it hard to find a job. Like a lot of students I worked part-time…
“I’m about to do my fourth and final year at university” I would say. “What are you studying?” “Physics,” and whoever I was talking to would pull the same face that…