It’s almost Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas!
We’re celebrating with events throughout the building. Our big Christmas show is Enid’s Blyton’s The Secret Seven in a brand new version, set at Christmastime on the Wirral! On stage between 1 December – 14 January.
Storyhouse brings a whole host of festive movies to the big screen in the Kitchen, with a mulled wine, glass of fizz, Christmas ale or soft drink included with your ticket.
Edward Scissorhands, Sunday 3 December, 8pm.
Gremlins, Sunday 10 December, 8pm
It’s A Wonderful Life, Sunday 17 December, Wednesday 20 December, Sunday 24 December.
Christmas in the cinema
Christmas hits Storyhouse’s cinema screen with classic Yuletide films.
Gremlins, Sunday 17 December, 6.15pm
It’s A Wonderful Life, Saturday 18 December ON SALE SOON.
Home Alone, Saturday 23 December, 11am & 6.15pm, Sunday 24 December, 11am.
Storytelling with Santa
Bring your little ones to meet Father Christmas himself (he can only get to Chester on the weekends due to his busy schedule), who will be storytelling in The Den, and enjoy carols and Christmas-themed arts and crafts. Storytelling with Santa, every weekend until Christmas, Saturday-Sunday, 10-5pm.
Christmas in the Garret
A sparkling evening of stand-up comedy, live music and poetry in the Garret Theatre.
Christmas in the Garret, 15-16 December, 8pm.
Hansel and Gretel – Craig Charles and Storyhouse’s Orchestra
Craig Charles returns to Storyhouse for another of his Scary Fairy tales set to music. This time, it’s Hansel and Gretel, followed by The Nutcracker Suite.
Craig Charles – Monday 18 December, 7.30pm.
The Christmas Lectures
A series of free, fun and insightful lectures on the theme of Christmas from faculty members at the University of Chester:
Now That’s What I Call Christmas! – a talk on Christmas songs by Dr Ruth Dockwray. Tuesday 5 December, 2.30pm.
What Makes Christmas Music Christmassey? – a talk by Darren Sproston. Tuesday 5 December, 11.30am.
A Night Less Ordinary: The Christmas Pantomime – a talk by Dr Shelley Piasecka, Monday 4 December, 1pm
Festive Folklore: The Anti-Claus tales and performances of Europe – a talk by Si Poole, Monday 4 December, 2.30pm
Masking, Mumming, Masques and Mummers’ play – a talk by Professor Peter Harrop, Monday 4 December, 11.30am
Make Your Own Christmas Wreath – Thursday 7 December, 10am
Live On Screen: The Nutcracker SOLD OUT
The Royal Ballet present Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, in the definitive, enduring and enchanting version by Peter Wright.
Screened live to Storyhouse’s cinema, Tuesday 5 December, 7.15pm.
Live On Screen: New Year’s Eve Gala with Berliner Philharmonic
Screened live to Storyhouse’s cinema, streamed live from Berlin.
Berliner Philharmonic live on screen, Sunday 31 December, 4pm.
- Activities: Storytelling with Santa The Den Book now
- On Stage: The Secret Seven Various Book now
- Cinema: Christmas Flicks: Edward Scissorhands (12) The Kitchen Book now
- On Stage: Masking, Mumming, Masques and Mummers’ Plays Garret Theatre Book now
- On Stage: A Night Less Ordinary: The Christmas Pantomime Garret Theatre Book now
- On Stage: Festive Folklore: The Anti-Claus tales Garret Theatre Book now
- On Stage: What makes Christmas Music Christmassy? Garret Theatre Book now
- On Stage: Now that’s what I call Christmas! Garret Theatre Book now
- Activities: Make a Christmas Wreath The Den Book now
- Cinema: Christmas Flicks: Gremlins (12A) The Kitchen Book now