The Serious Nonsense Festival

Saturday, 10 August 2024

Prescot Town Centre is set – once again – to be transformed into a chaotic festival of fun as the Serious Nonsense Festival returns.

The festival celebrates Knowsley’s fascinating connections to Edward Lear, who lived at Knowsley Hall for many years and was best-known for his literary nonsense.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘All at Sea’ so visitors can expect to see giant seagulls, hapless holiday makers and performing pirates among a host of other nautical-themed entertainment roaming the streets of Prescot.

The Market Place stage returns too, hosting a line-up of fantastic musical performances that span the musical genre’s for all ages to enjoy.

As well as walkabout performances in the town, there is a programme of ticketed events taking place at the Shakespeare North Playhouse throughout the day and evening and the vast majority of the performances across the weekend are FREE of charge.

Programmed and produced by Bev Ayre, Senior Producer at Walk the Plank. 

View the full programme of free and ticketed events on the links below

Further Information

Parking in Prescot

A number of public car parks are available in Prescot town centre (click here to view map). We are encouraging visitors to walk or cycle where possible.