With £9.1million of support for Mercury Rising in place already, we're fundraising now for the final £460,000!
Our funding partners
With thanks to the following Trusts & Foundations:
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Wolfson Foundation
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our funders for supporting this monumental project for the Mercury Theatre. Join them and donate today!
Messages of Support
The nation’s favourite grumpy medic and much-loved man behaving badly Martin Clunes
I believe passionately in the importance of regional theatre and having served my first role in rep at the Mercury in Colchester, the Theatre has a special significance for me. I encourage you all to support and help this venue in any way you can. The fundraising campaign Mercury Rising will achieve this, and make for a fantastic place in Colchester for the whole community there to enjoy.
West end Star Michael Ball
I passionately support the progress of the Mercury Theatre and the important role that it plays in the development of regional arts communities and talents alike. It is essential to strive towards creating spaces and places for creative minds, performers and people seeking an avenue of expression or entertainment to have today and for future generations. To reconstruct the physical building brings with it the opportunity to open the doors wider and be a platform for local talent to shine to the nation.
British actor Robert Lindsay
As someone who started their career in regional theatre before my film and television career I am hugely supportive of the planned development at the Mercury Theatre. I am confident that this will bring more opportunity and cultural lifelines to many individuals and aspiring creatives within the local and regional area. Improved and additional facilities will elevate the reputation of the theatre itself and put the town on the map for professional companies and performers and visitors. The improved facilities will allow and inspire more people to join in, watch or help create what is set to be a fantastic and vital hub for the education and well-being of our community. To support something that offers real benefits and vision for future generations of artists and those that will be entertained is a pleasure and a necessity.
From our launch event
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancockMP) September 5, 2016
— Pam Ayres (@PamAyres) September 6, 2016