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Shakespeare North in Prescot is the recreation of the Jacobean Cockpit in Court theatre. Based on an Inigo Jones design the first Theatre Royal was contemporary with the Globe. The 350 seat theatre forms the centrepiece of a contemporary new landmark building which will also be a visitor attraction, the home for a MA course in Shakespearean theatre and a community facility in a shared environment.
The theatre can transform from its authentic historical mode to a contemporary theatre with full lighting grid, the option to allow daylight in and connection with an outdoor performance garden. Facilities include an exhibition space, foyers, bar, bistro, rehearsal spaces, community space, back of house theatre facilities, offices, social learning and seminar spaces.
The vision of Shakespeare North is to celebrate the Elizabethan and Jacobean heritage of Knowsley, a place with historic links to the Earl’s of Derby and Lord Strange’s men.
|Mill Street, Prescot, Merseyside
The enabling works for new build theatre containing Jacobean timber frame structure will be completed and on site we will have the concrete frame being installed. Whilst on site we will be able to show through presentations and 3D Computer Generated Visuals how the completed building will look.
0151 448 5200