Festival Season Arrives in
A month of culture and entertainment is
on offer in the historic Market Town of Prescot, over June 2017.
The Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts runs from Friday, 16 June 2017 until Sunday, 25 June
but a packed month of cultural events kicks off on Saturday 3 June with the
town's Elizabethan Fayre.
Celebrating Prescot's historical role as a centre of culture and commerce in
Lancashire, the fayre invites visitors to experience the life of a Tudor
Stalls, games, drama and period costumes will help transport the town back more
than four centuries for a day.
The following week, MATE Productions present Shakespeare's The Tempest in
Prescot Woodland Theatre, in the grounds of St Mary's Church.
Performances are on Saturday, 10 June and Sunday, 11 June 2017, and the spectacular
production will then tour Merseyside and the Bard's hometown of
Stratford upon Avon; throughout the summer before returning to Prescot in late
Then comes the pinnacle of the season:- The Prescot Festival itself, now in its
Highlights of this year's 10 day programme include Leyland Brass Band, Phoenix
Concert Orchestra and the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Girl Choristers.
For the 1st time, a military band will take to the stage for the Proms style
finale, with the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment making their Prescot Festival
"Prescot's pivotal role in the rich social and cultural history of the
North West has really come to the fore in the last few years. Also
we're incredibly proud that the Prescot Festival has taken a lead in celebrating
that heritage. With the continuing success of the festival, the advent of the
annual Elizabethan Fayre, and regular theatrical productions from MATE, Prescot
is fast becoming 1 of Merseyside's top cultural destinations. It's the place to
be for arts and music lovers this June." said
Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard,
The full festival programme, along with information on other upcoming Prescot
events, can be found