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:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here 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 our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

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.