It’s Christmas – and we can come together at Storyhouse and celebrate!

Experience the magic of The Snow Queen on stage, settle down with a classic Christmas film on the big screen, drop in for a free festive-themed lecture, or grab a hot chocolate and enjoy regular Christmas choirs and brass bands. Storyhouse’s very own Festive Bar will be serving up mulled wine, pigs in blankets, warm apple crumble cocktail and festive treats from Storyhouse’s front steps during Chester’s winter parades.

Rock Choir will perform on 1 December afternoon – timings TBC.

 

Christmas at Storyhouse
Activities Christmas Wreath Workshop
Tue 3pm; Wed 3pm + more times
The Kitchen

Learn how to make a traditional Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door.

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Activities Reel Talk
The Kitchen

Reel Talk is a new monthly meet-up & discussion group led by Storyhouse Cinema team.

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Activities Family Christmas Crafts
The Den

Join us in the den to get Christmas crafting, there’ll be a different craft each weekend. All materials provided.

Cinema CBeebies Christmas Panto: Dick Wittington And His Cat (U)

1 hr | A unique adaptation of Dick Whittington and His Cat bursting with catchy songs, festive fun, and a host of CBeebies stars, making it a treat for the whole family.

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Cinema Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Quiz
The Kitchen

Join us for an Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Culture Quiz’, a fun trip through unconventional Christmas film faves, unusual chart toppers and some weird traditions

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Cinema Go (18)

1 hr 38 | In this anarchic cult classic, cash-strapped Ronna is working at a supermarket checkout at Christmas time when mistaken for a drug-dealing colleague.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’: Judy Garland’s 1944 melancholic message of togetherness in two 21st century films
Garret Theatre

A Christmas lunchtime lecture presented by Michelle Pretorius. Michelle is a lecturer, researcher and a performer of musical theatre.

On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Collaborative ‘spaces’: A Community in Concert
Garret Theatre

A lecture presented by Evelyn Jamieson investigating how artists enter a collaborative space to find points of intersection and develop understanding.

Festive Bar

Drop in to our Festive Bar on Storyhouse’s front steps for hot pigs in blankets, warm mulled wines, apple crumble…

Cinema ROH Live: The Nutcracker (12A)

2 hrs 45 | Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

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Activities How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)
Garret Theatre, Garret Bar

3 hrs | Join us for an immersive cinema experience as we transform Storyhouse’s Garret Theatre into Whoville for a special screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

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On Stage The Snow Queen
Storyhouse Theatre

Adventure to the mystical, frozen north in this unforgettable tale that celebrates the power of family and friendship. Join little…

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Cinema Elf (PG)
The Kitchen

1 hr 33 | After discovering he is a human, Buddy – who was raised as an at the North Pole – decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

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Activities Christmas Singalong
The Kitchen

Join us for a festive singalong of all your favourite Christmas classics. Christmas Jumpers encouraged!

Cinema Fanny and Alexander (15)

3 hr 9 | Drawing heavily from his own memories, Ingmar Bergman’s dreamlike chronicle of an extended family in early 20th-century Sweden returns to cinemas in time for Christmas.

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Cinema The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

1 hr 26 | Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit in this much loved Muppet Christmas classic.

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Santa’s Reindeer Training Course

BOOKING OPENS SOON. A family-friendly, interactive adventure for 4-8 years olds (and their adults) where young people see if they have what…

Activities Storyhouse Winter Club
Board Room, Garret Bar

A free 2 day arts club for 5-11 year olds who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals (part of the Holiday activities and food programme).

It’s a Wonderful Life (U)
The Kitchen

2 hrs 10 | Brimming with goodwill It’s A Wonderful Life is the seasonal classic no Christmas is complete without. Movie magic.

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Cinema Last Christmas (12A) – Parent & Baby Christmas Special

1 hr 43 | [AD] | Tom seems to goo to be true when he walks into Kate’s life and although nothing should wok for these two, sometimes you gotta have faith.

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Cinema She Said (15)

2 hr 8 | AD | The behind-the-scenes story of how two New York Times journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, pieced together and broke the Harvey Weinstein story

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Cinema White Noise (15)

2 hr 15 | The dramatisation of a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries

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Drop-In Session: Young Storyhouse Officer
Mon 3pm, 3.40pm

We will be holding drop ins to come and chat to the team about the Young Storyhouse Officer role on Monday…

Santa’s Reindeer Training Course

BOOKING OPENS SOON. A family-friendly, interactive adventure for 4-8 years olds (and their adults) where young people see if they have what…

Festive Bar

Drop in to our Festive Bar on Storyhouse’s front steps for hot pigs in blankets, warm mulled wines, apple crumble…

Cinema Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Quiz
The Kitchen

Join us for an Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Culture Quiz’, a fun trip through unconventional Christmas film faves, unusual chart toppers and some weird traditions

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Cinema Three Minutes: A Lengthening + Recorded Q&A (12A)
Wed 6.15pm

1 hr 40 | A short piece of found film becomes a fascinating journey into the past in Bianca Stigter’s haunting and moving documentary. 

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Activities Storyhouse Teachers’ Network Event
Garret Bar

An opportunity for local educators to come together with each other and the Young Storyhouse department, take part in creative conversations and build partnerships.

On Stage Majestic Academy of Performing Arts presents Peter Pan
Storyhouse Theatre

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children, with a sprinkle of pixie dust and begin a magical journey across the stars.

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Cinema Millenium Actress + Ghibliotheque Q&A (PG)

1 hr 27 | A TV crew is granted a rare interview with a reclusive actress, leading them and the viewer through decades of cinema history.

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