Shakespeare North Playhouse Announce Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village as Accommodation Partner

Wed 3 May, 2023

Shakespeare North Playhouse have partnered with Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village to serve as the theatre’s official accommodation partner for 2023-2024.

Located in Prescot, Merseyside, Shakespeare North Playhouse have already attracted over 100,000 visitors to its venue since opening in July 2022 and expect to attract many more to enjoy its wide programme of plays, performances, and cultural events. Thanks to this partnership with Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village, those visitors will be able to enjoy top-quality accommodation conveniently located a short journey away from the theatre.

Novotel Liverpool Paddington Village is the first hotel in the UK to debut the Novotel brand’s new global design concept by leading design and architecture studio Sundukovy Sisters. At 16-storeys high, the hotel is the highest in Liverpool and offers 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

Projecting Novotel’s new vision of modern hotel design, the new concept blends business with pleasure and mixes well-being among unique ‘co-living’ spaces that embrace lively, social surroundings, current trends and timeless comforts.

Each of the hotel’s 221 rooms are equipped with 55-inch televisions, and interconnecting rooms are available for travelling families. The hotel’s lobby features a dedicated recreational space for children, making it the perfect city base for visitors big and small.

The hotel is a cornerstone of Liverpool City Council’s flagship £1bn Paddington Village development, which is set to become a sprawling urban village reminiscent of New York’s Greenwich Village. Ideally located in Liverpool’s dynamic Knowledge Quarter, this area of the city is set to become one of the UK’s leading innovation districts and a hub for industries ranging from health, technology and science to education, music, and performing arts.

Awarded ‘Theatre Building of The Year 2023’ at The Stage Awards, Shakespeare North Playhouse is a ground-breaking new venue located in Prescot, Liverpool which opened in July 2022. Home to the only 17th-century style, timber-built “Cockpit” theatre outside London, able to configure into two formations end-on and in-the-round and built entirely during the pandemic thanks to public funds and donations.

Housed inside this modern, energy-efficient building, the venue is also home to a fully accessible outdoor performance garden funded by the Ken Dodd Charitable Foundation, exhibition gallery, 60-seater studio theatre, learning centre, events spaces, and a café and bar with outdoor piazza.

Shakespeare North Playhouse is playing a key role in the regeneration of Knowsley; impacting the people and communities by providing job opportunities, skills development, raising aspirations and increasing health and well-being.