Heritage Day out in Prescot, pre theatre dinner  and visit to Shakespeare North


Starts from: Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prospero Place, Prescot, L34 3AB

Finishes: Shakespeare North Playhouse

Thursday October 20 – 14.15 for 14.30 start

Booking essential and places are strictly limited so Book Now!


Merseyside Civic Society,  in association with Blue Badge Guide Richard MacDonald, is delighted to offer you a very special guided tour which includes an introduction to the recently-opened Shakespeare North Playhouse and its Cockpit theatre in the heart of historic Prescot, a guided tour around the award-winning Prescot Heritage Trail, dinner at Pinion Bistro and a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Playhouse

Included in the Ticket Price is:

  • A brief introduction to the newly-opened Shakespeare North Playhouse by a member of their team
  • A guided tour by Blue Badge Guide Richard MacDonald of Prescot Conservation Area including a visit to St Mary’s, Prescot Parish Church
  • Pre-theatre two-course dinner at Pinion bistro
  • Ticket for the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Not too Tame at the Playhouse


About Pinion

Opened two years ago by local chef and restaurant entrepreneur Gary Usher, who owns and operates Wreckfish in Liverpool, Burnt Truffle in Heswall, Sticky Walnut in Chester and Hispi in Didsbury, Pinion was in the news for attracting £50,000 of crowd funding towards its opening in just 24 hours. ‘Humble bistro food’ that gets rave reviews.

About A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It’s all kicking off in the woods! Two warring fairies are willing to destroy the world after a barney over a little lad, and four chaotic kids are off on a drug induced love mission – Welcome to the party! Join Not Too Tame for a riotous ride through the forest at night, for a tale of wild weddings, mistaken identity and a staging of Shakespeare’s best known comedy where not everything is as rosy as it seems. When dreams merge with reality it’s not always clear who’s who and what’s what – so keep your wits about you!

With more merriment than you can shake your ruff at, a big dose of bewilderment and a dash of disaster, this is a Midsummer Night’s Dream not to be watched, but experienced. Pick up your petticoat and fasten your corsets, there’s a donkey on the loose…

Approximate Timings for the day

14.15 for 14.30 start : Meet at the Playhouse for short introductory talk

15.00: Guided Tour of Prescot

17.00: Dinner at Pinion

19.00 : Arrive Playhouse

19.30: Midsummer Night’s Dream

22.00 tbc Performance ends

Getting there:

The Playhouse is an approximate 12 minute walk from Prescot Train station which is served from Liverpool Lime Street by Northern. A bus station is right opposite. Prescot is easily reached by car and is just 2 minutes from the M57 and 10 minutes from the M62. The nearest car parks are on Mill Street , use postcode L34 6HA for sat nav. More details about parking can be found HERE

Accessibility Information

Expect some uneven surfaces on the tour. The Playhouse is fully accessible. Please let us know if you have any mobility needs as  the intention is to use an upstairs dining area at Pinion Bistro.

Dietary Needs

Please let us know of any specific dietary needs in advance of our visit so we can advise Pinion Bistro. Their pre-theatre menu is about to change and we will  forward the new menu to you in advance of our visit for you to select your preferred option

Ticket Cost: £46 (including theatre ticket and pre theatre dinner)

Booking essential and places are strictly limited so Book Now!

Any Questions? Please contact secretary@merseysidecivicsociety.org