One month open!
78,000 visitors.
10,000 books checked out.
1,000 new library cards. 
9,800 cups of coffee.
100+ cinema screenings
30+ theatre shows.
One Storyhouse. 

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 performing at both Storyhouse and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – The Beggar’s Opera, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Julius Caesar. Autumn will bring a season of nationally-acclaimed touring shows, spanning music, drama, comedy and dance.

Outdoor events
The much-loved Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, produced by Storyhouse since 2010, will continue, with three of Storyhouse’s opening productions heading to the park in July and August. Moonlight Flicks, Storyhouse’s outdoor cinema in Chester’s picturesque Roman Gardens, runs throughout the summer.

Alongside the stage, our 100-seat boutique 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. Check out cinema listings.

Restaurant & Bar
Storyhouse has a spacious in-house ground floor restaurant and bar, accompanied by a separate upstairs bar with panoramic views of Chester. Relax with a coffee amongst the books, grab a glass of wine before a show or enjoy a meal. Book a table.

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. Activities, clubs and groups.

This house is your house – what will you do with it?


the garret bar & theatre

the theatre

the cinema