Storyhouse

Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

Tel: 01244 409113

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The Art Deco exterior of Storyhouse
  • The Art Deco exterior of Storyhouse
  • Inside the theatre at Storyhouse. c. Mark Carline
  • Storyhouse’s restaurant The Kitchen has a menu celebrating the flavours of The Levant.
  • Inside the Cinema at Storyhouse

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** Accessible and Inclusive Award - Highly Commended at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2024**

** Accessible and Inclusive Award Winner at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23**

Storyhouse is Chester’s multi award-winning £37m theatre, library, restaurant and cinema. The restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 150-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars plus a 100-seat boutique, independent cinema. Alongside the building, Storyhouse run a series of festivals as well as Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks.

Theatre
During the autumn and spring, Storyhouse welcomes the best of the UK’s and international touring work, offering a programme of dance, opera, drama, comedy and music on the theatre’s 800-seat proscenium stage. In the summer and at Christmas-time, the theatre transforms into a 500 seat thrust stage, to present Storyhouse’s home produced shows.

Library
Storyhouse’s library weaves its way across the entire building. With dedicated reading rooms, spaces to meet and study and a  creative children’s library – the Den providing spaces for storytelling and imagination. 

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Storyhouse also produces the award winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – every Summer a corner of Chester’s Victorian park is transformed into a unique theatre- in- the- round, with a programme of Shakespeare and adaptations of children’s classics. Plus The Chester Literature Festival every November, and WayWord festival in February half term – plus a series of music concerts and film festivals throughout the year.

The Kitchen 
Storyhouse’s restaurant The Kitchen has a menu celebrating the flavours of The Levant.  Located in the heart of Storyhouse, it is a spacious in-house ground floor restaurant and bar. The Garret bar, situated on the fourth floor, boasts panoramic views across Chester.

Click here to book tickets, or visit the Chester Visitor Information Centre.

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Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Chester Library opens Monday to Saturday (8am -11pm)
Sunday - (9:30am - 11pm)
To know what events are going on in Storyhouse visit: https://www.storyhouse.com/

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year MC Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMarketing Cheshire Best Tourism Marketing Project - 2018 Marketing Cheshire Best Tourism Marketing Project - 2018 2018
  • RegionalMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 2019
  • Marketing Cheshire Annual AwardsMarketing Cheshire Awards 2021/22 - Winner Marketing Cheshire Awards 2021/22 - Winner 2022
  • Marketing Cheshire Annual AwardsMarketing Cheshire Awards 2024 Highly Commended Marketing Cheshire Awards 2024 Highly Commended 2024

Special Offers

  • Become a Member

    Join Storyhouse Card for just £4 a month and get discounted tickets for Storyhouse*, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Moonlight Flicks as well as Priority Booking and more. Your Membership will renew each month – you can cancel at any time in your account. Joining is instant, you can buy tickets at the discounted rate as soon as you’re signed up.

    Aged 16-25? Why not sign up to Young Storyhouse Card for FREE to get £5 cinema tickets (including Moonlight Flicks), 15% off food and drink in The Kitchen, FREE teas and coffees and more! This Membership will expire when you turn 26.

    *Storyhouse Members get 10% off all Storyhouse Originals theatre productions, festival, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Moonlight Flicks and Storyhouse Cinema tickets, plus almost all touring productions (where this is not possible, Storyhouse Members will benefit from not paying booking fees, where these will be raised for other bookers).

    Storyhouse Card

    Benefits:

    10% off most theatre tickets (up to two per show)

    10% off cinema tickets (up to two per show)

    10% off food & drink at The Kitchen

    Priority booking for selected shows

    No booking fees (normally £1.50)

    Free exchanges (normally £2.50)

    Membership Period: 1 month

    Price: £4.00

    Gift Membership Storyhouse Card

    Benefits:

    10% off most theatre tickets (up to two per show)

    10% off cinema tickets (up to two per show)

    10% off food & drink at The Kitchen

    Priority booking for selected shows

    No booking fees (normally £1.50)

    Free exchanges (normally £2.50)

    Membership Period: 1 year

    Price: £48.00

    Young Storyhouse Card

    Benefits:

    £5 cinema tickets for any film

    Discounts on theatre tickets

    15% off food and drink in The Kitchen

    Free teas and coffees

    Exclusive events

    Free exchanges

    Membership Period: 14 days

    Price: £0.00

    For more information:

    Become a Member | Storyhouse

     

     

     

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Directions

Public Transport Directions

Centrally located in town, across the street from Chester's Town Hall. Nearby bus stops including Cathedral and Bus Exchange. 15-20 minute walk from Chester Rail Station. 

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      234
    • Very Good
      75
    • Average
      35
    • Poor
      24
    • Terrible
      38

    Recent Reviews:

    • geraldlU6912QB
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      How can you get so many things wrong?
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 21st April 2024
      The Storyhouse is really needed in Chester. It is the only library and theatre in town and has only been open or a few years. It won all sorts of awards but as a destination for disabled people it is... Read full review
    • a51_ufo
      Wales, UK
      Thoroughly disappointed.
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th May 2024
      Saw Kinky Boots, the show itself was mostly great. At the end we were all instructed to move from our seats to the lobby for the finale. A runway was set up for the final act, amazing in theory but... Read full review
    • Ifyoucantsaysome
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Kinky Boots - spoilt by the finale in the atrium
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th May 2024
      Went to Storyhouse to see Kinky Boots. Was enjoying the show until we were asked to leave our seats 15 minutes before the end and make our way to the Atrium. There was a runway stage set up there... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Autism Friendly 
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01244 409113

    Tel: 01244 409113

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