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Help to create exhibition displays for the Shakespeare North Playhouse

by Lisa Bennett

The Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot will be a major new visitor attraction for the town and the wider region.

Construction recently started on the contemporary signature building which will be home to a unique 350 seat replica Jacobean theatre, an outdoor performance garden, educational facilities and an exhibition and visitor centre. It is expected to attract more than 100,000 new visitors to the area each year when it opens in 2021.

How the Shakespeare North Playhouse will look

Unique exhibition dispalys

The exhibition centre will display items from partners including the Derby Collection from Knowsley Hall. Alongside this, will be a display to celebrate Prescot’s rich and varied history and heritage, including the enchanting theatrical heritage and associations with Shakespeare himself.

And this is where your help is needed. The exhibition team is currently curating and sourcing objects for the display and would love to hear from anyone who would like to help bring this fascinating story to life.

Get involved

Be part of a group where you can share your ideas and help to shape and develop special displays to celebrate the town’s unique history.

Come along to the first meeting on Monday 13 May, 6-8pm at Prescot Town Hall (1 Warrington Rd, Prescot L34 5QX).

The group will continue to meet regularly. If you can’t make this first meeting but would still like to be involved, you can contact Sarah Craven on sarah.craven@Knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 443 5618.