Imaginarium is a theatre and community arts organisation based in Cockpit House in Prescot, Knowsley, established in 2000 as Merseyside Arts Theatre and Education (MATE Productions), led by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca and a dynamic team of creative professionals. 


We specialise in spectacular site-specific and outdoor touring productions of Shakespeare’s plays, re-imaginings of literary classics and enchanting walkabout fairytale productions for children and families.


Imaginarium delivers creative skills development and life enhancing community engagement across the generations through theatre, music, dance and the creative arts and produces artistic work of a professional quality that continues to push boundaries and never fails to surprise and delight

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Prescot Woodland Theatre

The idyllic home venue for our outdoor touring productions is located in a beautiful woodland setting behind the grade 1 listed Prescot Parish Church in the heart of Prescot’s historic town centre.


Imaginarium use theatre magic and fairy dust to transform this little-used space into Prescot Woodland Theatre, seating up to 200 people within this intimate woodland amphitheatre.

Imaginarium Bistro & Piazza

Imaginarium’s exciting new outdoor event space is the £0.5 million heritage lottery funded amphitheatre at Market Place, Prescot.   We will be working with local partners and cultural and community organisations to provide an exciting year round programme of creative and cultural outdoor events.


At the heart of the Piazza you will find the new Imaginarium Bistro serving Italian and Mediterranean fusion food 7 days a week.  

To find out more, click here or visit http://www.imaginariumbistro.co.uk

to find out much more.

The Roundhouse

The Imaginarium Story Tent is a stunning green and white 9m big top funded by Awards for All and local partners that will provide an all weather creative community hub at The Piazza at Market Place from the summer of 2019. 


The Story Tent will host events, performances and workshops for local people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Meet The Team

Jake Ryan

Media & Website Manager

Kristian Lawrence

Media & Marketing Manager

Francesco La Rocca

Finance & Business Development Manager

Tish Cartiledge-Hughes

    Communications Manager

    Gaynor La Rocca

    Creative Director

    Kieran McCarthy-Hoare

    Assistant Producer & Theatre Practitioner

    Megan Feery

    Participation Manager & Theatre Practitioner

    Julie Ashurst

      Education Manager & Youth Theatre Director

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