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Take a look at what we’re delivering for Prescot

This week, there’s the chance for you to come along to an information event and find out more about the plans we have for a new Shakespearean theatre and education centre in Prescot.

This theatre will be a real game-changer for Prescot – so please, if you live, work or visit the area for whatever reason, come along to this event at St Mary’s Parish Church, Prescot, from 7pm–8.30pm this Thursday (28 September) and find out more.

It’s a chance to see how the theatre will look, hear about the anticipated timescale for the construction and how you can get involved with this really exciting project.

I know there has been talk in the town about the possibility of such a theatre for a few years now – but I’m delighted to say that this is now actually happening – building work will start on site early in the new year – and we’re hoping that the theatre will be in action during summer 2020 and the first students will start their Masters programme in October 2020.

At Thursday’s event there will be representatives from the council and Shakespeare North Trust on hand to talk to you about whatever questions you have – and the chance for you to have your say on what the exhibition space being offered by the theatre should be used for.

All in all, it’s an extremely exciting time for Prescot, not only because of the imminent construction of the new Playhouse but also with work to re-design Market Place due to get underway in the New Year. We had interest from some fantastic architects from around the world when we put out the call for designs for this space – and it’s going to be fantastic to see the chosen one taking shape. These are just some of the exciting developments being delivered for Prescot by your Labour-run council – and there’s more to come!

As the Leader of the council I’m extremely proud that we’re delivering all this and more for Prescot, because this is a legacy that will serve the town well for generations to come.