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

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

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* 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
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    201
  • Very Good
    70
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • claireweedall
    Mollington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    LOVE !!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
    This is such a unique place to visit. Whether you are with your friends, children, independently this place caters for all experiences. The facilities are fantastic and so are the resources that are... Read full review
  • Dawn J
    North Wales, United Kingdom
    Our first visit - well organised
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th January 2021
    Considering the Covid-19 pandemic we managed to keep our booking in between lockdowns. This was the first time we'd visited and it was fairly well organised considering the distancing and I think... Read full review
  • R2535ELliamd
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely day
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd April 2021
    Served by a top guy called spencer, a real gentleman. Place is very nice and clean but the service was the best feature. 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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