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

Experience the magic of Oliver Twist! on stage, settle down with a classic Christmas film on the big screen, join us for open-air film screenings at Moonlight Flicks at Carriage Shed, drop in for a free festive-themed free lectures, 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, spiced apple juice and roast chestnuts on the steps of Storyhouse from Thurs-Sun each week.

 

Christmas at Storyhouse
Activities Christmas Wreath Workshop
Tomorrow 10.30am; Fri 2.30pm
The Kitchen

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

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Festive Bar
Tomorrow 5pm; Fri 5pm; Sat 12pm; Sun 12pm + more times

Join us for mulled wine, spiced apple and roast chestnuts outside Storyhouse. Thursday 5-8pm Friday 5-8pm Saturday 12pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm

The Polar Express (U)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

1hr 39 | On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express.

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Cinema CBeebies Christmas Show 2021: The Night Before Christmas
Sat 1pm, 3pm; Sun 1pm, 3pm

1hr 5 | The annual CBeebies Christmas Show is back, sprinkled with plenty of CBeebies magic, festive music, stunning dance performances and a star cast of presenters and on-screen talent.

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Activities Open Air Storytelling at the City Forest Garden
Sat 1pm, 3pm
City Forest Garden

An afternoon of Storytelling and walkabout Theatre in the open air at the City Forest Garden (aka Chester Supertrees).

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On Stage Oliver Twist!
Sat 2pm, 5pm; Sun 2pm, 5pm + more times
Storyhouse Theatre

Our street-savvy production of the Dickens favourite. Bit-hearted joy, feelgood songs, purse-snatchers and dogs, all live from the gutter this Christmas.

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Christmas Choirs & Music
The Kitchen

Drop in for a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and soak up the festive atmosphere with choirs, music and…

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Shepherding, Carolling and Rocking
Garret Theatre

Who’d have thought that Italian shepherds busking at Christmas could impact on seasonal music more broadly?  There are a number of historic accounts demonstrating its influence on composers through to the 19th century.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Son of Santa: Fathers and Christmas in Hollywood
Garret Theatre

It’s Christmas in Hollywood, and all Dad wants is a little bit of redemption. This lecture goes back to the 90s to take a festive look at fatherhood on film.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Remembering and Reimagining Christmases Gone By with Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Garret Theatre

Since the first publication of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas there have been numerous adaptations. Looking back at some of these, this lecture considers our cultural fascination with the act of adaptation.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Elvis and Christmas
Garret Theatre

The festive season was an important time for Elvis Presley. This talk aims to explore the connections in both his career and public life.

Cinema ROH Live: The Nutcracker

2hr 40 | Enjoy this sparkling ballet as an enchanting, festive treat for the whole family.

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Cinema A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

1hr 43 | An ordinary boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves.

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Cinema The Nightmare Before Christmas
Garret Bar, Garret Theatre

An immersive screening of Tim Burton’s classic Halloween/Christmas film.

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Cinema The Shop Around The Corner (U)

1hr 38 | A perfect Christmas Classic for the festive season re-issues by the BFI.

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Cinema ROH Live: Tosca

3hr 25 | A romance, a tragedy and a thriller – travel to 19th century Rome with Puccini’s passionate, political opera.

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On Stage Choir on the Canal
Water Tower Street

An outdoor event alongside the water edge of the canal where you can view the roving moon and capture some beautiful photos.

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Moonlight Flicks – Christmas Classics
Carriage Shed

We’re taking over this unique space at Chester Railway Station for five days of festive movie magic in the run…

Cinema How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)

1hr 50 | Based on the beloved Dr Seuss Christmas tale, the grumpy Grinch arrives in Whoville determined to remove all hints of Christmas.

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On Stage The Faun – A Street Performance
The Nest

Rooted in Roman mythology as the deity of forests, fields, and herds, this Faun has found herself trotting along a once roman landscape looking to charm the people with her love of the forest, music and dance.

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Cinema tick, tick… BOOM! (12A)
Fri 6pm; Mon 8.15pm; Tue 12pm, 6pm + more times

2hr | An adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical. The film follows Jon, a young composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.

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On Stage Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
Storyhouse Theatre

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast.

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On Stage Magic Goes Wrong
Storyhouse Theatre

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.

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Cinema West Side Story (12A)

2hr 36 | AD | Steven Spielberg brings this epic musical to the big screen in spectacular cinematic fashion to delight all-ages audiences everywhere this Christmas.

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Cinema Pirates (15)
Fri 3pm, 8.30pm; Sat 8.30pm; Sun 8.30pm; Mon 3pm, 6pm; Tue 3pm, 8.30pm + more times

1hr 20 | AD | New Year’s Eve 1999. Cappo, Two Tonne, and Kidda drive across London in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party EVER. 

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Christmas Choirs & Music
The Kitchen

Drop in for a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and soak up the festive atmosphere with choirs, music and…

Festive Bar
Tomorrow 5pm; Fri 5pm; Sat 12pm; Sun 12pm + more times

Join us for mulled wine, spiced apple and roast chestnuts outside Storyhouse. Thursday 5-8pm Friday 5-8pm Saturday 12pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm

Cinema House of Gucci (15)

2hr 38 | AD | Inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the fashion label. House of Gucci spans 3 decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge and ultimately murder.

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Cinema Drive My Car (15)
Sat 5pm; Sun 5pm; Mon 11am + more times

2hr 59 | AD | Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima.

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Cinema CBeebies Christmas Show 2021: The Night Before Christmas
Sat 1pm, 3pm; Sun 1pm, 3pm

1hr 5 | The annual CBeebies Christmas Show is back, sprinkled with plenty of CBeebies magic, festive music, stunning dance performances and a star cast of presenters and on-screen talent.

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