#SaveOurTheatres - Mercury Theatre

by Colchester Mercury Theatre in Colchester, England, United Kingdom


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+ est. £3616.25 Gift Aid



Help the Mercury Theatre survive during this uncertain time for UK theatres. Support us now to reopen stronger than ever! Thank you.

by Colchester Mercury Theatre in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

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Your theatre needs you now more than ever - to see us through the year and reopen to our beloved audiences and community as soon as possible. 

Help the Mercury Theatre return home.


2020 was due to be the most exciting year for the Mercury Theatre since our opening in 1972. We were on track to reopen our refurbished and extended theatre building to you all in September, welcoming back our audiences and members of the community to engage with theatre and the arts like never before.

Instead, like so many other community and arts organisations affected by the pandemic, we now face an uncertain time while we remain closed to the public. As part of the Theatre's Trust #SaveOurTheatres national campaign, we are asking for your help to get the Mercury Theatre home - back serving the community, and back spreading magic!

Please donate today and support us in the coming months, and final steps of the capital project, so we can reopen bigger, better and stronger than before. 

We will be back, and we cannot wait to see you all!


About Save Our Theatres Campaign

In villages, towns and cities across the country, theatres are at the heart of their community. Places to come together, to be inspired and be entertained. Theatres are where our best-loved actors learn their craft and thousands of others learn valuable skills. 

But we risk losing this forever.


Across the UK, theatres saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they closed in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Six months later, we still don’t know when they will be able to reopen fully. A decision won’t be made until November at the earliest – too late for most to put on their annual pantomime, which often provides the income to support the theatre for the rest of the year.

This ongoing uncertainty puts theatres in a perilous situation. The government’s bailout is spread across all cultural organisations and certainly won’t be enough to save all of the UK’s theatres.

Every day theatres are facing the tough decision to make staff redundant and to close their doors until next year. And there is a real risk that those closures could be permanent. 

Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing theatres. Please help us to make sure our theatres survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.


Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our theatre survives this crisis.

From all of us at the Mercury Theatre - THANK YOU!

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