Chester Literature Festival

Welcome to Chester Literature Festival 2021
  • Storyhouse

We’re excited to announce that Benjamin Zephaniah is this year’s Artist in Residence, and his work will be emblazoned across Storyhouse. Find out more.

Chester Literature Festival returns to Storyhouse this autumn with three weeks of fun and thought-provoking events, performances and conversations.

This year’s festival, which is one of the longest-running annual literature events in the country, takes place from 6-20 November with a packed programme of visiting poets, writers, broadcasters, wordsmiths and actors. Explore the events below.

On Stage Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
Storyhouse Theatre

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast.

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On Stage Magic Goes Wrong
Storyhouse Theatre

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.

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Cinema West Side Story (12A)

2hr 36 | AD | Steven Spielberg brings this epic musical to the big screen in spectacular cinematic fashion to delight all-ages audiences everywhere this Christmas.

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Cinema Pirates (15)

1hr 20 | AD | New Year’s Eve 1999. Cappo, Two Tonne, and Kidda drive across London in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party EVER. 

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Christmas Choirs & Music
The Kitchen

Drop in for a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and soak up the festive atmosphere with choirs, music and…

Festive Bar
Today 12pm; Tomorrow 12pm; Thu 5pm; Fri 5pm + more times

Join us for mulled wine, spiced apple and roast chestnuts outside Storyhouse. Thursday 5-8pm Friday 5-8pm Saturday 12pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm

Cinema House of Gucci (15)

2hr 38 | AD | Inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the fashion label. House of Gucci spans 3 decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge and ultimately murder.

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Cinema Drive My Car (15)

2hr 59 | AD | Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima.

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Cinema CBeebies Christmas Show 2021: The Night Before Christmas

1hr 5 | The annual CBeebies Christmas Show is back, sprinkled with plenty of CBeebies magic, festive music, stunning dance performances and a star cast of presenters and on-screen talent.

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Cinema A Boy Called Christmas (PG)

1hr 43 | An ordinary boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves.

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