Fun Palace 2019

A free day of family fun at Storyhouse! Running from
Last event: Saturday 5 October 2019 at 12pm

Members get 10% off tickets at Storyhouse. Moonlight Flicks and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. £4 month, no commitment, priority booking, no fees, instant access, two tickets per member.

  • The Kitchen, The Den, Storytelling Room, Storyhouse


FREE (booking required)

Past event

Fun Palaces returns to Storyhouse for 2019, and this year anyone can be anything for the day.

Our Fun Palace has a range of activities for all ages that aim to inspire a passion for science and the arts.  So don’t be afraid to dream big and come and share your story in the house today.

Activities include:

Circus Training
Lava Lamp Making (please bring along a plastic bottle to use!)
Make a Musical Instrument
Film, Music and Harry Potter Quizes
Comic Strip Making
Badge Printing
Photo Booth with costumes
Detective Trail
Finger Print Making

Tickets are completely free – but need to be booked! There are two two-hour-long sessions.

This event has been organised and managed by Storyhouse’s Young Leaders. Find out more about Young Leaders here.

Sam Lawson – Head of Marketing
Zoe Turner – Head of Volunteers/HR
Amy Jones – Head of Venue Management
Kyle Kendal – Head of Customer Service
Josh Johns – Head of Finance
Jess Hitchen – Head of Programming
Will Hawkes -Head of Development, Evaluation and Feedback


Suitable for All Ages


Approx 120 mins

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Fri 7.30pm
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?