All posts tagged "Prescot Playhouse"

  • Prescot Street to Be Called Prospero Place

    The competition to name a new street in Prescot has come to an end, with the public choosing Prospero Place as the winner, from a shortlist of five. The street will be the official address of the...

    • Posted July 17, 2018
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  • Voting Now Open on Shakespeare North Prescot Street Name

    A competition to name the street in front of Prescot’s new Shakespeare North Playhouse is now in its final stage. A shortlist of six Shakespeare-inspired names, along with reasons for the suggestions, is being put to the...

    • Posted June 26, 2018
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  • £14 Million Funding Boost for Prescot Town Centre Theatre & Transport Links

    Prescot will receive an estimated £14 million from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, it was announced last week. Some of the pot will go towards the new Shakespeare North theatre and college, while other earmarked projects...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • 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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