The Mercury Theatre has become one of the main centres of artistic excellence in the East of England, having built a large and diverse audience for its critically acclaimed programme of drama, musical theatre, family theatre and dance at home and on tour.
The theatre plays a key leadership and strategic role in the cultural life in Essex and the wider geographical area of East Anglia. It is the only full-time producing venue in Essex and one of only three in the eastern region.
The Mercury creates and shares stories that are exhilarating, revelatory and relevant. Through the reinvention of classic texts and the creation of bold, new writing, we believe that the transformative power of theatre can enrich the lives of our community.
The Mercury is a significant regional developer of new talent, working with a range of partners across the arts, education and creative industries to deliver a studio programme and a learning, participation and professional development programme aimed at nurturing the next generation of theatre makers.
Everything we do is driven by our values of quality, innovation, diversity, and connection.
We are Colchester. We are for everyone.