Shakespeare North Playhouse

Prospero Place
L34 3AB

Tel: +44 (0) 151 443 2406

Shakespeare North Playhouse


Knowsley’s historic links to William Shakespeare, through the support he received from the Earls of Derby at Knowsley Hall, sets the scene for the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot.

The undeniably enchanting connections between Knowsley, Shakespeare, and Elizabethan theatre provide an appealing historic backdrop to what will be a truly modern cultural and educational asset for the North of England.

At its core is a 470-seater theatre, modelled on the cockpit-in-court design popular during the Elizabethan era. Alongside the theatre will be an outdoor performance garden, exhibition and visitor centre and educational facilities.

The Playhouse will complete the UK’s Shakespearean triangle – London-Stratford-upon-Avon-Prescot – and the project will harness the inexhaustible appeal of Shakespeare and his work, whilst providing an inclusive and high quality cultural, performance and educational facility, attracting visitors from across the globe.

Shakespeare North Playhouse opening Programme

15 July - All the Joy That You Can Wish

16-17 July - Open Up

23 July - An Evening With Jimmy McGovern

23 - 24 July - The Liver Bird

23-24 July - Kitty Queen of the Washhouse

29 July - An Evening With Johnny Vegas

29 - 30 July - Twelfth Night

6 - 7 August - Rubbish Romeo and Juliet

12-13 August - Autolycus!

19-21 August - Serious Nonsense Festival

27-28 August - The Importance of Being Earnest

30 August - 3 September - Much Ado About Nothing

9-10 September - As You Write It

17-18 September - The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare

24- 25 September - Romeo and Juliet

22 September - 22 October - A Midsummer Night's Dream

30 September - 1 October - Half Measures

18 - 19 October - Forgotten Voices

2 - 5 November - Strange Tale

14 -18 November - Shakespeare Schools Festival

25 November - 7 January - A Christmas Carol

Tickets will go on sale for all Shakespeare North Playhouse shows at the end of April with ticket prices from £3 to £35 with discounts for families, schools, groups and other concessions throughout the season. For more information on tickets visit their website here. 


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Set to Open in 2022 (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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