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Join us for a stunning season of comedy, theatre and music.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Shepherding, Carolling and Rocking
Tomorrow 12pm
Garret Theatre

Who’d have thought that Italian shepherds busking at Christmas could impact on seasonal music more broadly?  There are a number of historic accounts demonstrating its influence on composers through to the 19th century.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Son of Santa: Fathers and Christmas in Hollywood
Tomorrow 1pm
Garret Theatre

It’s Christmas in Hollywood, and all Dad wants is a little bit of redemption. This lecture goes back to the 90s to take a festive look at fatherhood on film.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Remembering and Reimagining Christmases Gone By with Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Tomorrow 2pm
Garret Theatre

Since the first publication of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas there have been numerous adaptations. Looking back at some of these, this lecture considers our cultural fascination with the act of adaptation.

On Stage Christmas Lectures – Elvis and Christmas
Tomorrow 3pm
Garret Theatre

The festive season was an important time for Elvis Presley. This talk aims to explore the connections in both his career and public life.

On Stage Oliver Twist!
Tomorrow 7pm; Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm, 5pm; Sun 2pm, 5pm + more times
Storyhouse Theatre

Our street-savvy production of the Dickens favourite. Bit-hearted joy, feelgood songs, purse-snatchers and dogs, all live from the gutter this Christmas.

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On Stage Choir on the Canal
Water Tower Street

An outdoor event alongside the water edge of the canal where you can view the roving moon and capture some beautiful photos.

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On Stage The Faun – A Street Performance
The Nest

Rooted in Roman mythology as the deity of forests, fields, and herds, this Faun has found herself trotting along a once roman landscape looking to charm the people with her love of the forest, music and dance.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Telling Stories from Handling Medieval and Early Modern Objects: Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries 1000-1700
Garret Theatre

What stories do medieval and early modern objects tell? Katherine Wilson (Associate Professor of Later Medieval European History) will explore some of these objects excavated in and around Chester.

On Stage Teddy Thompson
Storyhouse Theatre

Teddy Thompson is rock and folk music royalty, son of Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson.  We’re delighted to have him…

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On Stage Transatlantic Sessions
Storyhouse Theatre

We’re absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Transatlantic Sessions, the celebrated folk mega-event featuring some of the most…

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On Stage Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists
Storyhouse Theatre

Northern Chamber Orchestra soloist playing Haydn String quartet in C op. 33 No. 3 Bird; Beethoven String quartet in F op 135; and Dvořák String quartet op. 96 American.

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On Stage In Conversation with Stacey Dooley – Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency
Storyhouse Theatre

Join Stacey Dooley for a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening as she celebrates the publication of her new book.

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On Stage Dragons and Mythical Beasts
Storyhouse Theatre

Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family.

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On Stage Dara Ó Briain: So… Where Were We?
Storyhouse Theatre

Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!

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On Stage Jason Manford: Like Me
Storyhouse Theatre

It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

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On Stage Josh Widdicombe – Bit Much…
Storyhouse Theatre

A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes.

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On Stage An Evening with Andrew Cotter, Olive and Mabel
Storyhouse Theatre

Join Andrew, Olive and Mabel for this very special live event, as Andrew gives a commentary of a different kind: the heart-warming story of his life with his two famous Labradors, of his bond with his dogs, and their many adventures together.

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On Stage Fascinating Aïda
Storyhouse Theatre

They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman come to Storyhouse. The songs are hilarious and topical – the glamour is unstoppable.  

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On Stage Russell Kane: The Fast and The Curious
Storyhouse Theatre

He’s back. The keenly awaited brand-new show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life!!

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On Stage Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths
Garret Theatre

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a brand new tour! Expect jokes about skinny jeans, learning Welsh and white supremacy – something for everyone.

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