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Northgate Street

Tel: 01244 409113

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Storyhouse is Chester’s brand new £37m theatre, library, cinema and arts centre. The restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building now houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars and a 100-seat boutique cinema.

Summer will see an opening season of four productions – The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Julius Caesar – from the team that brought you Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – taking the atmosphere of the park and bringing it to the brand new stage. Autumn brings a season of nationally-acclaimed touring shows, spanning music, drama, comedy and dance. Christmas will also see a Storyhouse-produced production.

Alongside the stage, the100-seat cinema will feature a programme of screenings including the latest blockbuster releases, the best of British theatre live on screen, world cinema, classic films and more.

A programme of music will also fill the building with the likes of Manchester Camerata, Gran Caffe Venezia, Kabantu and Craig Charles.

Storyhouse has a spacious in-house ground floor restaurant and bar, accompanied by a separate upstairs bar with panoramic views of Chester. Chester Library has moved in and the books thread their way throughout the building, with a dedicated reading room and children’s den providing spaces for storytelling and imagination.

Click here to book tickets, or visit the Chester Visitor Information Centre.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Thebates22
      Trip Type:
      Light lunch
      5 of 5 stars
      Popped in to the Storyhouse for lunch yesterday with my wife and daughter. We live in Chester and hadn't been here to eat before. A nice fresh menu filled with healthy eating options, all at pretty... Read full review
    • Vicky A
      Trip Type:
      Great show but poorly designed theatre
      2 of 5 stars
      First visit to the Storyhouse was to the Beggars Opera. The show did not disappoint but the theatre did. Great building but shockingly uncomfortable seats and limited legroom affected the enjoyment... Read full review
    • Malpasmac
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      The Long Wait
      1 of 5 stars
      I'm afraid I can't comment on the quality of the coffee I attempted to buy in the superficially attractive cafe in Storyhouse, as didn't succeed in buying any. There were two long queues at each... Read full review

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