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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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

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* 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

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
    • Excellent
      223
    • Very Good
      71
    • Average
      32
    • Poor
      22
    • Terrible
      31

    Recent Reviews:

    • Trek49330311732
      England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      £8 for a small slushie…..
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th December 2022
      We went to see the Snowqueen today. We paid £8 for a small Slushie! Well, I think that they’d slipped some sort of psychedelic substance into it for that price. The show was like having a (VERY... Read full review
    • NSD82
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Tiny coffee and slow service
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th December 2022
      Tiny coffee, literally so small it took four mouthfuls to finish. Service slower than the titanic turning. Overall this place has gone massively downhill. Removed the complimentary biscuits... Read full review
    • Maps362342
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Magical, Quirky, Musical Snow Queen
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st January 2023
      Really enjoyed The Snow Queen on New Years Eve. Completely bonkers storyline with an Alice in Wonderland type quality to it. Very talented cast and musicians. Great technical support, sets and... 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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