What’s on at Storyhouse

Welcome to Storyhouse! You can use the tabs below to filter all of our events and find out what’s coming up.

Simply select from On Stage, Cinema, and Activities if you’re looking for something in particular, or use the Search box to get straight to the event. Just fancy a browse? Select Everything to see all events on offer.

Planning a visit this weekend, later this month or some time in the future? Use the Time tabs to see what’s on, or choose your dates in the Calendar.



Activities Poulsen Arc Dream Radio
Last event: Friday 17 May at 5pm

Open from 10am-5pm each day. The latest Storyhouse digital commission is an immersive installation that will see a five-meter square…

Activities Poet-Tree
The Den

Young poets of Chester: come and read a poem – either one we have at the library, or one you’ve written yourself – to our special Poet-Tree to help it grow!

On Stage Imtiaz Dharker

Poet, artist and filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker is 2019’s Chester Literature Festival Guest Director and Artist in Residence. Her poems and…

Activities Chatter and Natter
Today 10am + more times
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour…

On Stage Litfest Elevenses
Today 11am; Tomorrow 11am; Sat 11am; Sun 11am; Mon 11am; Tue 11am; Wed 11am + more times
The Kitchen

Listen to a short reading from a local author, poet or storyteller to start the Literature Festival day.

Cinema Sing A Long Calamity Jane – Dementia Friendly Screening (U)
Today 1.30pm

1hr 41 Dust off your Stetson and polish those cowboy boots – Calamity Jane is coming to the cinema!

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Cinema Sorry We Missed You (15)
Today 3.30pm, 8.30pm; Tomorrow 3pm, 8.30pm; Sat 3pm, 8.30pm; Sun 8.30pm; Mon 3pm, 8.30pm + more times

1 hr 41 [AD] Ken Loach follows up I, Daniel Blake with a film about the gig economy and the toll zero-hour contracts placed on hard-working families.

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On Stage Four O’Clock Story
Today 4pm; Tomorrow 4pm; Sat 4pm; Sun 4pm; Mon 4pm; Tue 4pm; Wed 4pm + more times
The Kitchen

A chance for the whole family to pull up a beanbag, get comfy and listen to a wide variety of storytellers and tales.

Cinema Official Secrets (15)
Today 6pm

1 hr 52 | [AD] | True story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun, who leaked a top-secret memo to journalist Martin Bright.

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On Stage Telling Stories of Displacement
Today 6.45pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Novelist and historian Mary Chamberlain, dance-storyteller Akeim Toussaint Buck and award-winning journalist and novelist Michelle Jana Chan discuss the theme of displacement in fiction and storytelling.

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Activities Feminist Meet Up
Today 7pm + more times
Meeting Room

Workshop led by Louise Dudley, as she aims to build a community of women to explore feminist values and take action in a simple but powerful way.

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On Stage Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places
Today 7.30pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Neil Oliver was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again.

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On Stage Toussaint to Move: Windows of Displacement
Today 8.30pm
Garret Theatre

Akeim Toussaint Buck’s autobiographical solo blends dance, song and spoken word to explore ancestral memory and the shifting, increasingly urgent politics around the movement of people.

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Activities Work Club
Tomorrow 9.30am + more times

The internet and online job hunting has transformed the way we look for jobs, making our searches quicker, easier and…

Activities Digital Buddies
Tomorrow 10am + more times
Meeting Room

Digital Buddies is a user led opportunity to get online – work with college and uni students to get help…

Activities Baby Rhymetime
The Den

Bring your baby to this session filled with rhyme and fun. Two weekly sessions every Friday (exc. Bank Holidays): 10.15…

Activities Storyhouse Women Weekend Think-ins
Tomorrow 11am; Tue 2pm + more times
Garret Bar

A gathering of like-minded people who are keen to build and develop the #storyhousewomen community.

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Cinema The Aeronauts (PG)
Tomorrow 12.30pm, 6pm; Sat 12.45pm, 6pm; Sun 12.45pm, 6pm; Mon 11am, 1pm, 6pm + more times

1 hr 41 | [AD] | Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones play Victorian hot air balloonists on a mission to predict the weather.

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Activities How To Get Into Travel Writing – From Your Own Backyard
Tomorrow 12.30pm
Meeting Room

This one-hour travel writing workshop will cover generating ideas, writing pitches and approaching commissioning editors (with plenty of insider top tips).

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Activities Relish Reading Group
Tomorrow 2pm + more times
Meeting Room

Talk about an agreed book, get to know each other and have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.