What’s on at the theatre this half-term

Go big at half-term and enjoy a larger than life show at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

On Monday 23 October and Tuesday 24 October families can enjoy ‘Dinosaur World’, an interactive new production for all the family, aged three and above.

Become an intrepid explorer and uncover a pre-historic world of amazingly lifelike dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan and Segnosaurus.


There will be snow (white) in Colchester this Christmas!

If you can’t wait for panto season, you’ll be pleased to know that Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, opens at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester on Saturday 25 November until Sunday 14 January.

This  Made in Colchester production stars panto favourites Dale Superville and Antony Stuart-Hicks.

Lost in the forest Snow White is rescued by the Seven Dwarfs who seem to spend more time singing than actually working or cleaning. Will they keep her safe from the Wicked Queen and will Nellie and Muddles ever behave?

Wivenhoe House guests can buy tickets through the hotel.


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO4 3FA.

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.