Storyhouse is one of the UK’s foremost cultural charities, its home in Chester incorporates a library, theatres and a cinema.
It is one of the country’s most successful arts buildings, with more than one million customer visits each year. The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library and is open every day until 11pm. It runs over 2,000 sessions a year for marginalised communities.
It is also an acclaimed theatre producer and runs the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre, in the city’s Grosvenor Park and Moonlight Flicks open air cinema and Drive-In. Storyhouse currently holds the official title as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre and was the overall national winner in the 2018 Guardian Public Service Awards.
Nancy Davies, PR & Marketing Manager
Awards for Storyhouse
UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2019/20 – UK Theatre Awards
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year & Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award – Marketing Cheshire Awards –
Overall winner 2018 – The Guardian Public Service Awards
RIBA National Award – RIBA Awards
RIBA North West – RIBA Awards
Judges Choice Award – Cheshire Business Awards
Special Award for Community Impact and Engagement – The Civic Trust Awards
The Civic Trust Award Overall winner – The Civic Voice Design Awards
Historic Building Winner – The Civic Voice
Best Change of Use of an Existing Building category – LABC Building Excellence Awards
Highly Commended, Community Benefit category – North-West Region RICS Award
Best Marketing Project – Marketing Cheshire Awards
Best Entertainment or Leisure Venue FX – Design Awards
Collaboration Award – Royal Town and Planning Institute
BBC’s People’s Choice Building of the Decade (winner Cheshire category)
Best Building The Stage Awards
Best Design (A Little Night Music) The Stage Awards
Best Play for Children and Young People(The Secret Seven) The Stage Awards
Best Cultural Building – The Architects Awards