Summer Holiday Family Activities can be found here.

Groups, sessions and activities at Storyhouse!
We’re starting to welcome Storyhouse’s community groups back into the building! Use the filter below to explore the groups.
If you have a group, or would like to start one, please email Storyhouse Communities Manager George at

Storyhouse is home to many different community groups, including mental health support groups, book clubs, language conversation groups, learning sessions, drama and dance groups and many more. A number of Storyhouse’s regular groups are continuing to meet online.

Activities The Reader at Home

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

Activities Rhymetime
Tomorrow 11am; Tue 11am + more times
The Kitchen, The Den

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 Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic Night
Today 7pm + more times
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 Not a Reading Group
Tomorrow 11am + more times

At Storyhouse Library we think that escaping into the world of books is a very good way to spend an hour. So if you agree, come and join us for book talk, whatever your preferred genre.

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

A weekly shared reading group, bringing people together and stories and poems to life Looking forward to welcoming back both…

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Tomorrow 3.30pm + more times
Meeting Room

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

Activities Choose Your Own AdvenTUNE!
Sat 10am
The Nest

Join award-winning singer/songwriter and children’s author Ashley Fayth on an energetic, interactive, and super silly sing-along journey!

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Activities Crafty Weekends
Sat 11am; Sun 11am + more times
The Den

Arts and Crafts for children designed with a different theme each weekend.

Activities Minibeasts and Imagination Games – Audio Plays
The Nest

Two audio dramas written by Simon James starring Chester school children.

Activities Brazilian Storytelling and Music Event
Sun 11am
The Kitchen

Brazilian Storytelling for young children that are bilingual or are interested in learning Brazilian Portuguese.

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Activities Guided Meditation for Children
Sun 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm
The Nest

Chloë from Girl Meditates will gently guide you through a 30 minute meditation to decompress the body and help relax the mind and soul.

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Activities The Worry Wizard
Mon 11am
The Nest

What do you do when a child you care about loses someone they love? Here at The Worry Wizard®, we have developed a short animation along with a toolkit, to help you begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss.

Activities Family Board Games Afternoon
Mon 2pm
The Den, The Kitchen

Family board games set up in The Den and The Kitchen for families to come and play together.

Activities Diddi Drama
Tue 11am, 12pm, 2pm
The Nest

Diddi Drama does what it says on the tin – drama classes for little ones. Targeted at 18 months to 5 years, Diddi Drama combines role play, movement and music to journey into the imagination.

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Activities Children’s Half Term Crafts
The Den

Monster Cards – Scare your friends with a spooky message courtesy of these cute monster greeting cards.

Activities Human Library Online Training
Tue 6pm

Training session ahead of the Human Library event at Storyhouse.

Activities Gay and Bi + Women’s Group
The Kitchen

Our meetings are a great opportunity to meet and make friends and to share experiences with others, with our staff and volunteers on hand to help.

Activities Storytelling with Gav Cross
The Nest

Join storyteller Gav Cross and perhaps a late night ghost or two for a twist on some old classics as we scratch our way into some stories we think we know.

Activities Bereavement Help Point
The Kitchen

A volunteer-led peer support drop-in session, open to anyone who is bereaved or is supporting someone who is bereaved.

Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.