Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Essex
See behind the scenes of a leading producing theatre. Visit includes a talk on its history and plans for the future. Tour of set-building workshop, costume and props department and set for current show (see below for details), will show how a production is staged.
The Mercury Theatre Colchester is the most active producing theatre in the East of England, and is a vital centre of excellence in the East’s growing creative economy. The Mercury exists to put theatre at the heart of the cultural life of the community it serves and to make work in Colchester that reaches audiences and generates critical attention regionally and nationally.
Ring box office on 01206 573948, or book online at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk to buy tickets for the 7.30 pm performance on the same day as the tour. (Tickets from £12.)
Tour of set-building workshop, costume and props department and set for current show.
Tour including set of Bang Bang in March, Spamalot in May, summer show (see Mercury Theatre website for details) in August, autumn show (see Mercury Theatre website for details) in October.
The Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, is only a 5-minute walk from Colchester Town Centre with good local bus links, and is within walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town station.
The nearest car park to the theatre is St Mary’s Car Park (CO3 3AA). Please allow plenty of time to find a space as car parks do get busy at peak times. Ask for a discounted parking voucher when making your booking – £1.50 for all-day parking (must be booked in advance).
Tea and scones