Day 5: A Look ahead at the Shakespeare North Playhouse

Welcome to Day 5 of the Prescot Festival!

Some 400 years ago Prescot was home to the first purpose-built theatre outside London, and just a stone’s throw away lived one of William Shakespeare’s wealthy patrons, the Earl of Derby.

Prescot is celebrating that rich cultural heritage with the Shakespeare North Playhouse, now under construction for a summer 2022 opening. But what lies ahead once the theatre has opened? Creative director Laura Collier and Interim CEO Ian Tabbron chat about what’s in store for Prescot.

Watch the video below, and keep up-to-date with the new theatre at

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