2024 Prescot Festival

The 20th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts takes place from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 June 2024 in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside.

TICKETS on sale 1 May 2024 from Poco Coffee at 30 Eccleston Street, L34 5QJ (cash only) or online from TicketSource

Click HERE to download the full 2024 Prescot Festival flyer (PDF)

Friday 21 June

7.30pm
Opening Night: South Liverpool Orchestra
Prescot Parish Church – £6 (under-16s free if accompanied an adult)
A stirring evening of popular classics in celebration of the 20th Prescot Festival. This full-sized symphony orchestra is conducted by festival director Dr Robert Howard. Complimentary birthday cake will be served in the interval.

Saturday 22 June

7.00pm
From Darkness to Light
Prescot Parish Church – £6 (under-16s free if accompanied by an adult)
A performance of Gabriel Fauré’s moving Requiem by the 100-strong Prescot Festival Chorus, followed by the Choir of Liverpool Cathedral (consecrated 100 years ago this year) in a second half of jubilant choral classics. Choral singers: Click here to Come & Sing.

Sunday 23 June

12.00 noon-4.00pm
Prescot Carnival
Brown’s Field – Free
Prescot Town Council present their annual afternoon of stalls, games, food, fairground rides, live entertainment and more for all ages.

6.30pm
Liverpool Bach Collective
Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph’s RC Church – Free
Philip Duffy (Master of Music at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, 1966-1996) directs Bach’s ceremonial Festival Cantata (129), with choir, soloists, organ and ensemble, following a traditional service of Choral Evensong.

Monday 24 June

2.00pm
Afternoon Opera: Solos & Soliloquies
Shakespeare North Playhouse: Ken Dodd Garden – £12 (available directly from Shakespeare North)
A recital of exquisite Shakespearean opera and poetry by soprano Laura Hudson, with pianist and actor.

6.00pm
Primary Schools’ Choir Festival
Prescot Parish Church – Free
Join us in celebrating an array of choral talent from local primary schools with this fourth annual choir festival.

Tuesday 25 June

7.00pm
Film: Chariots of Fire (1981)
St Paul’s Church – £6
In anticipation of this year’s Paris Olympics, a screening of the much-loved drama, using several Merseyside locations, telling the tale of two British athletes—exactly 100 years after the real-life events that inspired the film. Includes interval choc-ices. Cert. PG.

Wednesday 26 June

9.30am
Young Instrumentalist Celebration
Evelyn Community Primary School – free
Specially selected local children of all ages showcase their musical skills. Featuring the Reverend David Rose Trophy.

7.30pm
Play: No Coward Soul
Shakespeare North Playhouse: Studio – £12 (available directly from Shakespeare North)
Emily Parr performs her own one-act play, a smart, funny and intensely moving tragicomedy about separation and survival.

Thursday 27 June

7.00pm
Barn Dance
St Paul’s Church – £6
Whether you love to dance or prefer to sit, listen and watch, you’re invited to join four-piece band Two Left Feet for a traditional family barn dance, with caller. Feel free to bring your own food and drink.

Friday 28 June

7.30pm
Wingates Brass Band
Prescot Parish Church – £8 (under-16s free if accompanied by an adult)
Musical favourites from this excellent Lancashire-based band in their 150th year. Includes an interval cupcake from the Albion Bakehouse.

Saturday 29 June

11.30am
Talk: Ken Pye’s Curious Tales of Prescot & Huyton
Prescot Parish Centre – £3
The popular author and historian returns to Prescot to entertain and inform with more fascinating stories of the area’s illustrious past.

7.00pm
Songs from the Shows with BOST
Prescot Methodist Centre – £6
The award-winning musical theatre company are back on the festival stage for more classic Hollywood,
Broadway and West End tunes.

Sunday 30 June

6.00pm
Festival Finale with Maghull Wind Orchestra
Prescot Parish Church – £6 (under-16s free if accompanied by an adult)
Familiar faces return, with Phil Shotton as MD and emcee, for a rousing finale from this outstanding community ensemble. Featuring classic pop, rock, film and TV melodies alongside singalong Proms favourites.