Shakespeare North 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.
I am proud to lead this Council in bringing such rich cultural and educational experiences to our residents and the wider community. It is a really exciting time for Prescot, Knowsley and the Liverpool City Region
Cllr Andy Moorhead – Leader of Knowsley Council
CLIENT: KNOWSLEY MBC
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: ARTS & CULTURE, EDUCATION
DESIGN ARCHITECT: HELM ARCHITECTURE
EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT: AUSTIN-SMITH:LORD
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: MOTT MACDONALD
SERVICES: DODD GROUP & FOREMAN ROBERTS
COST CONSULTANT: AECOM