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  • Essex Tourism Awards
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Theatre, £8.50-£22.50

Mercury Theatre

Mercury Theatre

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Here's what our audiences say about this year's Mercury Theatre Company productions:

"Absolutely outstanding in every respect."
"a very compelling piece of theatre"
"Stunning production … brilliant staging and acting."
"A wonderful play and you all did it justice"
(The Grapes of Wrath)

"Powerful - thought provoking"
"Your usual superb standard"
"Excellent … blistering!"
"An amazing rendition of the story of David with fantastic acting"
(King David, Man of Blood)

"As good as any West End Production"
"Very well done … excellent, very enjoyable"
"Staging super!"
"Delightful … great fun … very clever stage setting … 5 star"
(Under Milk Wood)

"a wonderful, energetic, vibrant beautiful production!
"interesting, lively and a different slant on a very well-known play."
"Unique in my experience … thoroughly enjoyable."
"Loved the design and use of the theatre space."
(Romeo and Juliet)

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Winner of the 2010 Essex Tourism Award - Access For All. Seats are held for Audio Described and Captioned performances up until two weeks before the performance and after this point they will be available on a first come first served basis; there is limited free disabled parking under the canopy for blue badge holders which operates on a first come first served basis; a lift operates to all levels of the theatre; wheelchair spaces are available; an infrared enhancement system is available in the auditorium at all performances (for use with or without a hearing aid); Touch Tours are available; RNID typetalk and text phone (01206 245518). Cloakroom - 20p per item. Theatre Bar - open 30 mins before the performance (except mid-week matinees), during the interval and after the show; tea, coffee and a wide range of drinks are on sale. Kiosk - open 30 mins before the performance and during the interval; ice-cream and confectionary are on sale plus tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Box office opening hours 10am-8pm. Sundays - Box Office open 90 minutes before performance. Closed Christmas Day.

Prices

Ticket prices vary for different shows in the Theatre and Studio £8.50 - £22.50.
Various concessions available for children, under 16s, full-time students, job seekers, over 60s (restrictions apply) from £7.70.
Access concessions from £6.25 for disabled customers & those accompanying them.
Groups discounts from £2 off for 10+ people.
School groups £7.15 per student plus 1 free ticket for every 10 booked.
Entrance to the Digby Gallery is free (open 10am - 8pm Mon to Sat).

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Address

Balkerne Gate,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1PT

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 992251  Lat: 51.88937 Long: 0.89441

By Road:
Car Parking at St Mary's car park on Balkerne Hill, cross via the footbridge and through Balkerne Gate, the Mercury will be on your right hand side.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Winner of the 2010 Essex Tourism Award - Access For All. Seats are held for Audio Described and Captioned performances up until two weeks before the performance and after this point they will be available on a first come first served basis; there is limited free disabled parking under the canopy for blue badge holders which operates on a first come first served basis; a lift operates to all levels of the theatre; wheelchair spaces are available; an infrared enhancement system is available in the auditorium at all performances (for use with or without a hearing aid); Touch Tours are available; RNID typetalk and text phone (01206 245518). Cloakroom - 20p per item. Theatre Bar - open 30 mins before the performance (except mid-week matinees), during the interval and after the show; tea, coffee and a wide range of drinks are on sale. Kiosk - open 30 mins before the performance and during the interval; ice-cream and confectionary are on sale plus tea, coffee and soft drinks.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system