As part of Chester Heritage Festival, come and meet the people who came before us.

Hear the voices of citizens who are seldom heard: the thralls, the wives, the servants, the slaves, the innkeepers and the shop girls. These are people new to the city, the migrants of their age, and yet they settle into the fabric of the place and become part of the city’s past – and our heritage.

Their stories unfold in and around The Kitchen as the actors move around the space. Pull up a chair and be entertained.

These ten-minute monologues, a different one each day spanning two thousand years, feature professional actors and students from the University of Chester, are written by Clare Dudman and directed by Zoe Smith.

Monday 24th June: The Tragedy of Watergate Street 1772

Tuesday 25th June: A message to the King 1646

Wednesday 26th June: The Hiding Place 920AD

Thursday 27th June: Marcus Nepos’s Final Round. 200AD

Friday 28th June: The Rising of the Skeleton Army. 1881

Saturday 29th June: The Tragedy of Watergate Street 1772

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
Tomorrow 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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