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The Mercury is an artistic powerhouse in the East – a vital, vibrant, welcoming centre of culture for the people of Colchester, Essex and beyond. 


The theatre takes its name from the Roman messenger god, Mercury. It was Mercury’s task to connect the people with the gods, and so, in keeping with their name, connection is at the heart of everything they do. 

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Our Work

1DegreeEast are a partner of Mercury Theatre and we are currently mentoring creatives including theatre makers, choreographers, arts management and cabaret artists on the Mercury Creatives programme 

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