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 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.

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.

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:


  • 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


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. 



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    Recent Reviews:

    • BillJones4080
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      We are so lucky having Storyhouse so close
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th March 2023
      We took our grandson to watch Matilda, and then had coffee and burger. Staff so friendly and helpful, Matilda wonderful. Super burgers and Best coffee in Chester. Read full review
    • melanieh454
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Superb entertainment from the amazingly talented Giovanni - Made In Italy.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th March 2023
      First time to the Storyhouse. Went to see Giovanni Made In Italy. Absolutely amazing. The theatre is laid out perfect. We were in the back rows at the top and could see perfectly. This show is... Read full review
    • annapP3867NR
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Amazing show
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th March 2023
      I dont normally leave a review but I was with my mum and sister tonight at the story house theatre watching Giovanni from strictly the show was spectacular. We decided to have tea beforehand, to be... Read full review



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    Tel: 01244 409113

    Tel: 01244 409113

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