Events at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park

Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park hosts a wide range of events for all the family. This includes sports, arts, community and celebration events, fairs, conferences, theatre performances and shows.

For more information about sports and leisure facilities please visit Active Knowsley.

Ministry of Science Liveministry of science live

Friday 7 October 2016, 6.30pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, please keep your head firmly on your shoulders and your arms and legs inside the ride at all times – Ministry of Science Live explodes onto a stage near you soon!

This is not your ordinary science show – it comes jam packed with fun, laughter and plenty of amazing science and history which includes a fully operational hovercraft,  massive cannons with lots of bangs, a push bike that makes the best smoothie ever and look out for Darth Vader playing with plasma! Investigating the inventors and engineers who have shaped the modern world we live in, the audience experience everything from liquid nitrogen flowers to hydrogen bottle rockets, Buzz Aldrin to Virgin Galactic, cat food tins to hovercraft and methane to the invention of the battery. Expect loud explosions and more!

Ministry of Science Live is a fully engaging interactive experience that explores energy and engineering using brilliantly designed demonstrations and historical references as a narrative. Combining stimulating live entertainment with the world of education the show’s primary aim is to inspire and educate young people through the medium of live theatre. 

Ministry of Science Live was launched at Northern Ireland’s CultureTech festival in 2014 where it played to critical acclaim to over 7,500 people in a week.  Since then the show has been embarking on a 60 date UK national theatre tour.

Produced and created by Mark Thompson with creative credits including Writer and Director of Brainiac Live, which made its West End debut in 2013, and Writer and Director of the national tours of Science Museum Live, Guinness World Records OA Science Live, Science Museum Live – The Highlights Show and BBC Hidden World Live!

For further information see www.ministryofscience.org or download the flyer.

Twitter @MinistryScience  Facebook www.facebook.com/MinistryScience

For tickets please call the hotline on 0151 443 2200 / 0844 800 4010*

Book online

*booking fee applies.


Shakespeare Schools Festival An image of a boy taken from Shakespeare Schools Festival

Friday 11 November, 7pm

See Shakespeare performed as you've never seen it before!

Shakespeare Schools Festival is proud to present a series of unique performances by young people from Knowsley.

Come and celebrate the future of Shakespeare with your local schools.
All are welcome to this inspiring evening of theatre. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, SSF is a wonderful way to experience the language, magic and possibilities of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre.

Please contact the box office direct for a list of schools and the plays they are performing.

 “I am delighted that Shakespeare Schools Festival, through its reach across the UK, is enabling new generations of young people to discover why he is still the world's greatest playwright. I am very proud to be a patron of Shakespeare Schools Festival.” Dame Judi Dench, SSF Patron

For adults and children alike an evening at Shakespeare Schools Festival will be a night to be treasured and remembered!

This year's performances:

  • Julius Caesar: Northwood Community Primary School, Knowsley
  • Macbeth: St. Gabriel’s CE Primary Schoo, Knowsley
  • Romeo & Juliet: St. Joseph’s RC Primary School, Huyton
  • The Tempest: Evelyn Primary School, Prescot

Performances start at 7pm. Ticket prices: £9/£7. Group rate £6.50

Call 0151 443 2200 for tickets. 


Trio Entertainment in Association with Knowsley Snow White and the Seven DwarfsCouncil Proudly Present
A Magical Pantomime!

Saturday 3rd December 7pm
Sunday 4th December 1 and 5pm plus school days*


Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Which is the most spectacular pantomime of all? Join Snow White this Christmas in her fairytale adventure of a lifetime. Will Prince Lorenzo rescue his beloved Snow White from the Wicked Queen's evil spells? Will the Queens henchmen complete his perilous task upon the Princess? Will the Seven Dwarfs get to the Poisoned apple before Snow White?

There is only one way to find out! Book your tickets and join Dame Nanny Annie, the Hilarious Muddles, a handsome Prince and of course Snow White's seven little friends this Christmas in this magical family pantomime!

Starring Joshua Pascoe (Ben Mitchell in Eastenders) as Muddles and Steven Arnold (Coronation Street's Ashley Peacock) as the voice and image of the Magic Mirror. 

Meanwhile, Merseyside's own singer /actress Kate Greenwood stars as Snow White, and Victoria Roberts is back by popular demand as The Wicked Queen. 

School days

  • Monday 5th December  10am and 1.30pm shows
  • Tuesday 6th December 10am and 1.30pm shows

With an all star cast to be announced! 

Tickets £10 Adults / £8 Concessions/Children

Telephone 0151 443 2200

Book online


How to book

You can book tickets for events at Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park:

  • By calling 0151 443 2200 (unless stated otherwise)
  • Online (where stated)
  • At the venue (where stated).  On some occasions, tickets may also be available to purchase at other Knowsley leisure centres.

Concessions and ticket offers

Concessionary rates for tickets are available for some events. In general concessions and offers will be available for the following:

  • Young people under 16 years of age
  • Senior Citizens
  • All Active Knowsley members with a gold, silver or swimming membership (only available by purchasing over the phone or at the site
  • Disabled adults/Carers

Concessionary rates for some events may differ e.g. for Mersey Tigers events. Please refer to their guidelines for these details

Ticket offers

  • Group offer: buy ten tickets and get one free
  • Family ticket (where applicable): two adults and two children under 16.

Getting here and accessible features

How to get to Knowsley Leisure and Culture park and accessible features such as wheelchair access.