Kaleidoscope Festival (Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October) is a festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities.

Click here to download the At a Glance guide to Kaleidoscope 2019!

“Kaleidoscope came about because when Storyhouse opened, Alex (Artistic Director) asked me what I’d really like to do, and I wanted to run a disability festival. I talked to over 23 different charities, groups and day care centres and said: ‘What do you want? What do your beneficiaries want?'”
Nicola, Communities Manager

The week-long festival programmed in partnership with 23 charities and schools will present the region’s first-ever Disability Pride Parade, dance, drama, crafts and clubbing and real-life personal stories, it promises to be a truly kaleidoscopic week.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved: nicola@storyhouse.com or 01244 730520. 

Events included in the Festival Lanyard Pass:

Click here to buy your Festival Lanyard Pass

On Stage Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic Night
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 The People’s Choice Group Knitting Club

Especially for people with learning disabilities/autism but open to the whole community. Do you like knitting or crochet in a…

Activities, clubs and groups

From book clubs and writers’ groups to scrabble and sewing sessions; support and recovery workshops to baby and kids’ crafts and activities,…