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Theatre, Dining & Luxury Stay Experience

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - June 22 @ 11:00 am

Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce an additional date for our calendar of events—an unforgettable getaway at Knowsley Hall on Friday 21st June 2024.

This unique experience includes an exclusive invitation to see the performance of Twelfth Night at the prestigious Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot.  Headlining the Cockpit Stage is the brilliantly bold Not Too Tame with their electrifying production, starring Les Dennis as Malvolio, in a hilarious yet heart-breaking tale of unrequited love.

This bespoke experience, priced at £500 for two people includes:

  • Access to Knowsley Hall from 3pm, allowing time to enjoy our beautiful gardens
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Two-course pre-theatre dinner at Knowsley Hall – view menu here
  • Premium tickets to Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse
  • Private transportation to and from the playhouse, a short 10-minute drive
  • Late evening grazing board
  • Luxury overnight accommodation
  • Cooked and continental breakfast

With limited bedroom availability, seize the opportunity to secure your reservation soon! Each bedroom is personally designed by the Countess of Derby, offering a blend of traditional country house charm and modern luxury.

Book your unforgettable getaway today!

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Knowsley Hall, Shakespeare & The Earls of Derby

During the Elizabethan period in the late 16th century, the 4th, 5th and 6th Earls of Derby were great patrons of companies of actors and theatrical performances at Knowsley Hall, London and across England.  The most important acting companies in England are known to have performed in theatre festivals at Knowsley Hall and would have undoubtedly put their plays on in nearby Prescot.

Drawing inspiration from Prescot’s historic ties to William Shakespeare, Shakespeare North Playhouse was established in the summer of 2022. This stunning 470-seat timber-framed octagonal venue, designed in the Jacobean style, was met with enthusiastic public and critical acclaim. It offers a rich program of performances, activities, and discussions inspired by Shakespeare and accessible to all.

The playhouse features theatre, music, comedy, workshops, events, and activities that extend to the exhibition gallery, Studio, and Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden. This vibrant and welcoming space encourages joy and creativity for everyone.

Learn more about the intriguing connections between Knowsley Hall, Shakespeare, and the Earls of Derby here.


June 21 @ 3:00 pm
June 22 @ 11:00 am
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Knowsley Hall
Knowsley Hall
Prescot, Merseyside L34 4AJ United Kingdom
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0151 489 4827


Knowsley Hall
0151 489 4827
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