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
    • Excellent
      206
    • Very Good
      70
    • Average
      31
    • Poor
      20
    • Terrible
      19

    Recent Reviews:

    • josephhN3739PY
      Excellent customer service by Spenser
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st July 2021
      Today I visited Storyhouse, as I have done recently every day for the last week or so. I enjoy going there to drink coffee and read in the downstairs area, which is spacious and often plays Latin... Read full review
    • meganw473
      Great place all-round
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th July 2021
      I often frequent storyhouse as I find it a great place to complete my university work. The atmosphere is relaxed (which definitely helps when stressed!), with lovely decor and a various genres of... Read full review
    • T918SVangelah
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Heavy handed Covid police spoil comedy show
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th July 2021
      Visit to Chester Comedy Festival ruined by Covid police at Storyhouse. We complied with queuing, sanitising, temperature checks & bag search on arrival. Took drinks to our socially distanced aisle... 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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