Prescot Elizabethan Fayre returns with two days of Tudor themed treats


Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre celebrations will spread over a weekend next month.

The annual free event will take place across Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 as part of Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture.

It will be held along the length of Eccleston Street and also outside Prescot’s parish church with events and activities celebrating Prescot’s Elizabethan heritage.

On May 7, the fun runs from 11am to 7pm and includes Teatro Pomodoro’s story catchers, performances from Tmesis Theatre and Cath Grady’s Dance School, Kitty O’Shea with her unique street theatre, bird of prey demonstrations, heritage walks, circus skills, and Elizabethan-themed workshops and crafting.

Then on May 8 there will be performances from Imaginarium Theatre and Rubbish Shakespeare Company, face painting, circus skills and kerbside ceilidhs with events between 11am and 4pm.

This year’s fayre is funded through a High Streets Heritage Action Zone Cultural Programme grant.

Laura Collier, creative director of Shakespeare North Playhouse and chairman of Prescot Cultural Consortium, said: “This year is a very special one for Prescot and as part of this the Elizabethan Fayre will be bigger and more ambitious than ever.

“We hope the event will commemorate and celebrate lots of the wonderful history that makes the town so special but will also provide a really fun and contemporary experience for visitors of all ages.”

Prescot Elizabethan Fayre takes place on May 7-8. Full details HERE