The government have advised that, whilst stopping short of forcing theatres and cinemas to close, people should stay away, and so Storyhouse will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 17 March. We are not yet sure how long this will be for, but this does affect a number of events, shows and screenings.

Northern Exposure Short Film Night is no longer planned to go ahead, and we are working to see if we can find an alternative date. We will be in touch with all bookers as quickly as we can with more information.
If you have not heard from us by midnight on Friday 20 March, please click here.

We are humbled by the support of our staff, volunteers and wider community and thank you for your patience as we work through each event and contact all customers. There is no need to get in touch with us.

Remember to stay safe and look after each other.


Our regular short film night returns to Storyhouse on Thursday 26 March.

This month’s programme showcases the BIFA nominees for Best British Short 2019. The line-up features some of the most exciting short form work to come out of the UK in the last year. Selections include: Boiling Point, Philip Barantini’s one-shot wonder about a talented head chef – the ever magnetic Stephen Graham – under immense strain; The Devil’s Harmony, a school-set supernatural horror that sees the tables turned on a group of resident bullies when their victims unleash a dark, secret power; and the award-winning Anna, a masterfully wry drama following a single mother as she tries to build a better life for herself and her daughter by attending a mixer for foreign men looking for love, where her value as an ageing woman comes into sharp focus.

As always, there’ll be great films for you to enjoy, with lively discussion and networking post screening – all for just £2!


Guide Storyhouse Cinema

Your beautiful boutique city-centre cinema brings a hand-picked range of film to the heart of Chester’s former Odeon – chosen just for you!