Prescot Elizabethan Fayre returns on 10 June

Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre returns this year to celebrate the town’s Elizabethan heritage and its renaissance, all with a contemporary twist.

The FREE fayre is a popular date in Knowsley’s events calendar and there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy. It will be a fun-filled day packed with theatre and dance performances, circus skills, craft workshops, music, heritage walks, artisan stalls and more.

Visitors can also experience a piece of Tudor history, with candle making, musical minstrels, archery and soldier school. There might even be an appearance from Queen Elizabeth I herself!

Prescot’s history is quite remarkable – in Elizabethan times it was the only place in the whole of the country, aside from London, to have a free-standing purpose-built theatre. Today it is home to Shakespeare North Playhouse, a new theatre and cultural venue in the heart of the town inspired by William Shakespeare and his love of storytelling.

Get involved

  • Help make the Prescot Bird with Arts Groupie
  • Get Sketchy with Illustrator Gill Smith
  • Willow Weaving from Twig Twister
  • Clay making with Prescot Community Curators
  • Heritage Walking Tours of Prescot
  • Free Face Painting


  • Fools Rush In – Circus Jesters Steve ‘n’ Harry
  • The Egg People – The Waggle Bees
  • Jan Williams Theatre School
  • Liverpool Signing Choir
  • Arts Groupie – The Actor’s Corner
  • Curbside Ceilidh – Folk Dance Remixed
  • Bring the Fire – Fire and Circus Show
  • Altered Scale Theatre – Captain Parrot and His Ship of Stories
  • Petit Ullaloom – The Dead Average Sonnets Society
  • Imaginarium Theatre – Fools and Fairies Parade
  • Poppy the Bubble Fairy
  • And more!

A full programme with times for events and activities will be available soon on You can also follow CultureKnowsley on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.

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