The Mercury Theatre Colchester is the most active producing theatre in East Anglia, 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.

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.

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.

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.