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

**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
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    197
  • Very Good
    69
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • Inspiration827422
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very poor
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th October 2020
    So very poor. No box office. Couldn't buy tickets. Electronic ticketing didn't work. Had to get manager involved with his laptop. He ended up scribbling a bit of paper as a ticket. It all took ages... Read full review
  • 750dtb
    Prestwich, United Kingdom
    Good food and friendly atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th October 2020
    Called in during a visit to Chester with the intention of having a quick coffee and leaving.. Once past the Covid precautions we found ourselves in an oasis of calm and ended up staying for a couple... Read full review
  • Adom1979
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well done Storyhouse
    1 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th October 2020
    So, here’s yet another idiotic idea. Storyhouse introduced a ‘bag check’ at the point of entrance😂 Apparently, the purpose is to search for any illegal items, such as drugs, weapons, alcohol, etc... 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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