Storyhouse

Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR

Tel: 01244 409113

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About Us

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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      119
    • Very Good
      42
    • Average
      20
    • Poor
      14
    • Terrible
      9

    Recent Reviews:

    • GoPlaces815036
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great venue
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th October 2018
      Went to see Michael Parkinson talk about his tv career. It was a thoroughly enjoyable night. The theatre is impressive and the bar and restaurant are inviting. The staff, moreover, are friendly and... Read full review
    • 53Sue2014
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Cinema
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th October 2018
      If you prefer a smaller, friendly film theatre, then try the Storyhouse. The PA And viewing quality is extremely good, plus you do not have to sit through adverts for ages before the main event... Read full review
    • BaileyBeans
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lovely place, very poor bar service
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th October 2018
      This place as really lovely: relaxing, quiet but lively, quirky and a great mix of interest. Facilities are great, but the bar service is appalling. The downstairs bar is in a great setting, but the... Read full review

    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

    Opening Times

    2018 (11 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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