Free activities and events

All of the free events and activities at Storyhouse in one place!
  • Library, The Kitchen, Storyhouse, Garret Theatre, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

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Here are all of the activities and events that you can come and enjoy at Storyhouse for free!

With activities ranging from cave painting to the Language and Culture Cafe, we hope that there is something for everyone.

Come and visit Storyhouse without spending a penny this summer. This house is your house.

 

Free activities and events
Activities Newspapers on Microfilm
Tomorrow 9am; Sun 9am; Mon 9am; Tue 9am; Wed 9am; Thu 9am + more times
Reading Room

We have over 274 years’ worth of Cheshire newspapers on microfilm. Our collection starts at 1733 and ends at 2009.

Activities Digital Buddies
Meeting Room, The Kitchen

A digital support group run by Here and Now Chester, a Blacon-based social enterprise which is dedicated helping older people learn to use new technology.

Activities Spanish Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Join Sofia from the library team for storytelling in Spanish. Suitable for children and families, all welcome.

Activities Dinosaur Craft
Tomorrow 11am; Sun 11am
The Den

Stig the Caveman has just read about the dinosaurs that roamed the earth before him and would like to make some to decorate his cave. Why not make your very own paper plate dinosaur to take home too?

Activities Shared Reading with The Reader
Today 2pm + more times
Meeting Room

A weekly shared reading group, bringing people together and stories and poems to life.

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Meeting Room

A peer led confidence, health and well-being group that’s open to all.

Activities Cantonese Storytelling
Tomorrow 11am
Storytelling Room

Cantonese storytelling, activities and crafts for children aged 4-9 with Joyce Wong, a member of Chester’s Hong Kong community.

Activities Chester Boardgamers
Garret Bar

Come along and play new and traditional board and table top games in an informal sociable setting. Everyone welcome, suitable for all abilities.

Activities Rhymetime at Grosvenor Park
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join us at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre for some fun rhymes and stories with the library team. Suitable for younger children and toddlers.

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Activities Family Crafts in the Park
Mon 2pm
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join members of the library team for craft activities under the tepee, come rain or shine, at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Activities Language and Culture Café
The Kitchen

This event is all about meeting new people, getting to know other international communities living in Chester, or you might want to come along to practice a language you are learning. 

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Activities Family History Buddy
Mezzanine

Drop in to the library for help with family history research. A Storyhouse volunteer can help you discover your family’s past.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic
Garret Theatre

A monthly inclusive and accessible open-mic night celebrating the talents of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas living with a disability, learning disability or with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Activities Rhymetime
The Kitchen

Join us in the Kitchen at Storyhouse for some fun rhymes and stories with the library team. Suitable for younger children and toddlers.

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Activities Chatter and Natter
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour of good conversation.

Activities From Bin to Brilliant
The Kitchen

Stig is in inventing mood but needs a helper to make something fantastic. Will you make a new musical instrument or just reinvent the wheel? You as the creator, will decide!

Activities English Conversation Meet-Up
Meeting Room

A meet up to practice your English! This monthly event is for people who are learning English at college/school and wants more practice in an informal environment.

Activities Italian Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Join Daniela (member of the community) for storytelling in Italian. Suitable for children and families, all welcome.

Activities Triple Spiral Storytellers
Meeting Room

An informal, monthly, oral storytelling group to share traditional stories, folk tales, myths and legends all told from the heart, not read from a book.

Activities Storyhouse Women – Have Your Say
Online, Garret Bar

We need your help! We want to know what you want to hear, see and do at the next Storyhouse Women Weekend.

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Activities Arts and Crafts at Local Libraries
Ellesmere Port Library, Weaverham Library, Upton Library, Malpas Library, Great Boughton Library, Barnton Library, Blacon Library, Wharton Library, Tattenhall Library, Tarporley Library, Northwich Library, Winsford Library, Helsby Library, Hope Farm Library, Little Sutton Library, Frodsham Library, Lache Library, Neston Library, Sandiway Library, Tarvin Library

Arts and crafts activities happening at libraries across Chester and Cheshire West as part of WayWord Festival.

Activities Triple Spiral Storytellers
Meeting Room

An informal, monthly, oral storytelling group to share traditional stories, folk tales, myths and legends all told from the heart, not read from a book.

Cinema Fisherman’s Friends: One and All (12A)

1 hr 51 | After the highs of performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury, the group struggle with their second album.

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Cinema See How They Run (12A)

1 hr 38 | In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered.

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Cinema Official Competition (TBC)

1 hr 54 | An independent cinema darling is approached by ageing business mogul to make a film that he hopes will be his legacy for the world.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures: A Home in Shifting Sands
Garret Theatre

Architect and Lecturer, Simon Winter, will explore a selection of ideas relating the appropriateness of current housing and the places we call home.

Activities Family Crafts in the Park
Mon 2pm
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join members of the library team for craft activities under the tepee, come rain or shine, at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

On Stage Ginny Lemon & Sister Sister: You Keep Me Hangin’ On Tour
Storyhouse Theatre

Breakout stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 (and the two most despised queens), Ginny Lemon & Sister Sister are trying to bring you the most disappointing drag show you’ve ever seen! 

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Activities Dinosaur Craft
Tomorrow 11am; Sun 11am
The Den

Stig the Caveman has just read about the dinosaurs that roamed the earth before him and would like to make some to decorate his cave. Why not make your very own paper plate dinosaur to take home too?

Activities Storyhouse Queer – Have Your Say
Online, Garret Bar

Storyhouse Queer will take place Friday 24 – Sunday 26 February 2023 and need your help to to fill Storyhouse with queer-led events, workshops, talks and performances to inspire and entertain you.

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