Storyhouse Women Festival returns in 2023 to celebrate women, spark conversation and explore topics that impact women.

The Schools’ Day, a FREE day of workshops and conversations, will take place between 10am-2pm on Friday 10 March 2023 and offers local educators the chance to bring their students to Storyhouse and engage with inspiring women, based locally and beyond!

The day will focus on careers, aligning perfectly with National Careers Week 2023.

10am – 10:30am: Keynote introduction

10:30am – 11:15am: Performances

11:15am – 11:30am: BREAK

11:30am – 12:15pm: Interactive workshops delivered by experts, including:
Maggie Chen, co-founder of Girls in Charge – How to be a Better Communicator
Carly Skelly, professional boxer and NHS nurse – Mindfulness in the Workplace
Nikki Pinder, illustrator – Illustrate Your CV

12:15pm – 1pm: LUNCH BREAK (please note, lunch is not provided)

1pm – 1:45pm: A panel discussion exploring women in jobs that you may not expect, featuring inspirational women with local and national reputations.

1:45pm – 2pm: Wrap-up/Feedback


To book your schools’ place, please contact Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any questions about the Schools’ Day, or Storyhouse Schools partnerships in general, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Time details

10am - 2pm

Activities Paper Recycling Workshop
Garret Bar

Create your very own piece of recycled paper out of waste alongside our Young Leaders, as part of The Great Big Green Week!

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Activities The Great Big Green Week Activities
The Kitchen

Join us in celebrating The Great Big Green Week with colouring in sheets, a Wordsearch and a Treasure Hunt around Storyhouse!

Cinema My Fairy Troublemaker (U)

1 hr 20 | A colourful animation about a cheeky fairy named Violetta gets lost into the human world. To go back to the fairy world, she meets and teams up with a 12-year-old girl

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Shakespeare’s Magical Thinking by Dr Graham Atkin
Garret Theatre

In this lunchtime lecture, Dr Graham Atkin explores how Shakespeare ‘bodies forth the forms of things unknown’ in his much-loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Cinema Young Soul Rebels (18)

1 hr 40 | A convincing picture of late 70s London, youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set days before the Queen’s Silver Jubilee

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Activities Makaton Storytime
Grosvenor Park

Join Julie from Cheshire West Libraries in the park for a Makaton friendly storytime. We will be adding simple Makaton signs to a selection of our favourite picture books.

Cinema Champions (12A)

2 hrs 4 | AD | A former minor-league basketball coach receives a court order to manage a team of young players with learning disabilities.

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Activities Tanks on the Streets: The Uprising of 17 June 1953 in East Germany
Book Pod

An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the first uprising in the Eastern Bloc curated by Dr Richard Millington and Steph Coathupe. The exhibition tells the story of the uprising and presents work inspired by the events of 17 June 1953.

On Stage You’re Bard!
Storyhouse Theatre

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen. Four actors. Four Shakespeare shows. Endless possibilities. You – the audience – decide everything.

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On Stage The King of Nothing
Garret Theatre

MONSTRO Theatre’s new show The King of Nothing is an anarchic piece of musical puppet theatre inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Emperor’s New Clothes.  

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