Who We Are

The Mercury Theatre makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. We take you on amazing adventures and promise a great night out. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. Your spirits will be lifted through the power of live, communal entertainment and brilliant shared experiences.

We’re more than a theatre. We’re a social and cultural hub for Colchester and beyond. A champion of new talent and new ideas. A hothouse of creativity, where each day we strive to delight, excite and celebrate the variety and drama of life.

Mercury is a catalyst for connections. We bring communities, audiences and artists together. We work closely with local people, schools, and like-minded organisations, to enable and inspire. We weave skills, experience and vision to create critically acclaimed productions.

Actors on stage, mid-performance

Meet the Board

Seven performers in costumes with musical instruments performing on stage

Staff List

Actors on stage mid performance wearing historical costumes from 1940s


Actors in Victorian era costumes on stage surround a young actor, offering their hands


Performers mid performance, posing around piano

Inclusive Mercury

Actos on stage mid-performance, raising their hands in the air

The Theatre

Our mission
and values:

Learn more about the motivations that make Mercury Theatre who we are.

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Enjoying your visit:

Everything you need to know about the theatre before you visit us – from accessibility info to our choice of pre-show drinks.

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