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The Mercury is only a 5-minute walk from Colchester Town Centre with great local bus links and is within walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town station.

Postal Address: Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT

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The nearest car park to the theatre is St Mary’s Car Park (CO3 3AA).

For customers parking in St Mary’s we offer £1.50 car parking (for both evening and matinee performances). Please note there are no longer entrance and exit barriers at the car park. Please note you will need to buy your discounted parking voucher in advance and it must be displayed in your windscreen when parking.

Please allow plenty of time to find a space as car parks do get busy at peak times.

If St Mary’s car park is full you may also park in Middleborough car park with a pre-paid voucher from the theatre.


We are only an hour from Liverpool Street railway station by train. There are trains every hour to and from London; book your ticket on-line at 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.


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.

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


Why not cycle to the Mercury? There are several bike stands near the junction of Balkerne Gardens and Church Street.

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