All posts tagged "Prescot Playhouse"

  • Construction of Prescot’s Shakespearean Theatre Planned for April

    Construction work on a theatre and college in Prescot town centre is expected to begin in April 2018, following the appointment of contractors by Knowsley Council. Liverpool-based Kier Construction are to build the 350-seat Elizabethan theatre, housed...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Event: View the Plans for Shakespeare North’s Prescot Theatre

    The public are invited to view plans for a 328-seat theatre in Prescot. Charitable trust Shakespeare North are following a design by Inigo Jones (1573-1652), one of modern England’s earliest and most important architects. The complex will...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
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  • Prescot Theatre Dig Turns up Historical Artefacts

    Archaeologists have unearthed items dating from the 15th to 17th centuries during preparatory work on the site of Prescot’s new theatre. Pieces of kitchenware, earthenware, storage jars and fragments of a tobacco pipe were among the artefacts...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Dame Judi Dench Throws Support behind Prescot Theatre

    Celebrated actress Dame Judi Dench has lent her support to Shakespeare North’s proposed theatre, in an open letter to Liverpool. The Oscar- and BAFTA-winning British thespian said she particularly supported the project because her husband, the late...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • Shakespeare North Confirms Key Appointments in Prescot Theatre Bid

    The Prescot Playhouse is a step closer to construction, following the appointment of architects and engineers to work on the project. Shakespeare North plan to build an educational complex, with a 350-seat Elizabethan cockpit theatre (pictured) at its...

    • Posted November 11, 2016
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  • Prescot Festival Gives Resounding ‘Yes!’ to Shakespeare North Theatre

    A Shakespearean theatre and education centre would transform culture and economy in Prescot, the director of the town’s annual arts festival says. “Having been bringing arts and music to our town for over a decade now, we...

    • Posted May 16, 2016
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  • Go-ahead for Shakespeare College & Theatre in Prescot

    A planning application for the building of a Shakespearean theatre and educational facility in Prescot town centre has been successful. Knowsley Council’s Planning Committee granted planning permission for the proposed complex, which has already received local and...

    • Posted April 22, 2016
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  • Government Promises £5m for Prescot Shakespeare Theatre

    Tory Chancellor George Osborne announced £5 million towards a theatre and college for Prescot in today’s government budget (Wednesday 16 March). “In the 400th anniversary of the great playwright’s death, I’ve heard the sonnets from the Right...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • What Will Prescot’s Shakespeare Theatre Look Like?

    If charity Shakespeare North receive planning permission in April, they could be building an Elizabethan-style theatre and college in Prescot town centre. The plans, for the Mill Street Car Park adjacent to the Old Mill pub, would...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • Government Supports Plans for Shakespearean Theatre in Prescot

    A government minister has pledged support for Shakespeare North‘s project to build an Elizabethan theatre in Prescot. At a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 8 December, Minister of State for Culture, Media & Sport Ed...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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