NEW CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
Steve Mannix, Executive Director for the Mercury Theatre said: ‘We are delighted to be working together with Church Street Tavern, beginning what we hope will be an enduring and fertile partnership. Both Church Street Tavern and the Mercury share a deep commitment to quality and service, and we are delighted to be partnering with a local company whose offering so well complements our own. As a charity, the future sustainability of our work on and off stage relies on partnerships such as this, particularly as we move closer towards our redevelopment project, Mercury Rising. It is also central to our vision that we are a theatre for Colchester, actively supporting the town’s night-time economy, and we regularly seek to deepen links with the local community that is so important to us. We’re very much looking forward to working together with Church Street Tavern to see what we can achieve together.’
For us, the Mercury Theatre was one of the reasons why we chose the location for Church Street Tavern in 2014. The food offering often plays second fiddle to the theatre experience, rightly so in some respects, but we wanted to contribute to an all-round great night out that includes excellent food. We’ve always been a supporter of the Arts, through our sponsorship of The Roman River Festival and The Pimlott Foundation, so becoming a Corporate Partner with the Mercury as it enters its next stage of development was a natural move and one we are very excited about.