The Shakespeare North Playhouse officially opens on Friday 15 July with ‘All the Joy That You Can Wish,’ a colourful community parade through Prescot town centre and jubilant celebration outside the newly built theatre.
A weekend of free activities, workshops and performances continues on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July. More details of the programme, as well as the upcoming season of plays and other events, are online at shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk.
Across the street, the Prescot Festival’s main venue, the historic Prescot Parish Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, will also be open to visitors from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. As Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building, dating to 1610 – the era of the original Prescot Playhouse – it is well worth a visit.