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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About Us

Chester’s Storyhouse has announced that it is re-opening at 8am on Saturday 4 July with “as close to a full range of services” as it can safely manage. Storyhouse expects to be the country’s first theatre to re-open, converting its main stage into a socially-distanced cinema. Click Here to find out more about how Storyhouse is keeping customers safe.

**Large Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner 2019**

**Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award Winner 2019**

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.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    195
  • Very Good
    69
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • Pat B
    Magical
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th March 2020
    Have seen acoupleof plays here. Well worth a visit beautiful library & lovely coffee shop. The building inside is modern & very inviting. Read full review
  • MattyOakmere
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Great Buzz and Variety of Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th March 2020
    Storyhouse is a great asset to Chester with the varied mix of theatre, cinema, library, restaurant and bar as well as space for small events. Everyone within reach should sign up to the news... Read full review
  • 293neilk
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    I must go .
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd May 2020
    Although I never took in a performance at The Storyhouse I was really impressed with this beautiful looking building. A former cinema and now a cultural centre with theatre productions and a great... 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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