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.

Christmas Flicks
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

Christmas Crafts
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

Making a visit to Santa adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the…

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On Stage The Secret Seven

Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas explodes into life with the world’s first ever stage show of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic.  Bright…

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Cinema Christmas Flicks: Edward Scissorhands (12)
The Kitchen

Director: Tim Burton Stars: Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest Tim Burton‘s bittersweet fantasy stars Johnny Depp as the…

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On Stage Masking, Mumming, Masques and Mummers’ Plays
Garret Theatre

A Christmas Lecture with Prof. Peter Harrop A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by…

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On Stage A Night Less Ordinary: The Christmas Pantomime
Garret Theatre

A Christmas Lecture with Dr Shelley Piasecka A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by…

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On Stage Festive Folklore: The Anti-Claus tales
Garret Theatre

A Christmas Lecture with Si Poole A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by faculty…

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Activities Harry Potter Book Night

Storytelling and magical activities themed around Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. A chance for young people to celebrate…

Activities Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
Garret Theatre

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Chester is a weekly dance theatre workshop for people in recovery from addiction and mental health….

Activities Chester Speaking Club
Meeting Room

A fun, informal and educational community group which uses toastmaster course techniques to help people improve both their communication and…

Cinema Star Wars: The Last Jedi [TBC]

Director: Rian Johnson Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last…

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On Stage Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical: A Higher Education

Top British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist, Andy has soloed the most difficult routes in the world. A…

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On Stage Public Lecture: Keep your Heart Pumping
Garret Theatre

Drs Sohail Mushtaq, Tom Butler and Lizzy Parker from the University of Chester’s Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition present…

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On Stage Public Lecture: The Suffragettes
Garret Theatre

On Wednesday 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act fundamentally changed the political landscape of the United Kingdom….

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Activities Make a Christmas Wreath
The Den

Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath using fresh greenery and traditional decorations. Materials are provided, and you can…

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Activities World Aids Day Information Point
The Kitchen

All your question around HIV answered by professionals from Body Positive. Get free testing for HIV and other blood born…

Activities Is HIV confined to the history books?

Talk by Health Promotion Specialist Christopher Tomkinson Treatment for HIV has radically improved since the beginning of the epidemic in…

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