Shakespeare North Playhouse

Prospero Place
Prescot
L34 3AB
Inside the cockpit in court theatre at Shakespeare North Playhouse with a wooden stage and seating areas.

About

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 forthcoming events 

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 for all Shakespeare North Playhouse shows are on sale 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 2023 (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

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