Competition to Name a Prescot Street

By on Monday, May 14, 2018

Knowsley Council have launched a competition to name the street outside Shakespeare North’s new theatre, set to open in 2020.

Judges are looking for something that is “unique, memorable and Shakespeare-themed.” And they’ve said adamantly they will not accept Shakey McShakeface.

The theatre and college is expected to become a national and international destination for anyone wanting to learn about Elizabethan theatre and experience a Shakespeare play in an authentic period setting. The 350-seat playhouse is to be patterned after an actual theatre designed by 16th- and 17th-century architect Inigo Jones.

Situated with Mill Street to the east and Church Street to the west, the street onto which the theatre’s doors will open – currently Prescot Bus Station – does not have a name.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough of Knowsley can enter the competition by sending their suggestion to, along with the reasons for their choice.

Alternatively, entrants can leave their suggestions in Prescot Heritage Hub (55 Eccleston Street) or in any Knowsley One Stop Shop.

The closing date is Saturday 2 June, the day of Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre., where there will also be a last chance to take part in the contest.

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