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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:

    • Ella S
      Visit for a coffee or just to have a look around
      5 of 5 stars
      The refurbishment of Storyhouse is spot on. The combination of library, theatre, coffee house, restaurant, community venue works really well. This amazing building buzzes from morning to night and is... Read full review
    • Steve W
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Taking my daughter to see it
      4 of 5 stars
      My daughter was visiting Chester and asked if we could visit the new Story house. The building has been thoughtfully restored but keeping some of the Art Deco parts of the old cinema. In addition a... Read full review
    • Wendy L
      Wigan, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fabulous reinventing of Chester's old cinema
      5 of 5 stars
      Having anticipated a new theatre for Chester for many a long year we were thrilled to visit theStoryhouse for the first time. It is a brilliant combination of theatre, cinema, library and cafe. Bravo... Read full review

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