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Have a Merry and Memorable Christmas at Storyhouse

This festive season, Storyhouse, Chester’s theatre, cinema, library and community hub has announced a dazzling array of festive events and entertainment for all to enjoy. From the Christmas show Cinderella to interactive experiences, classic film screenings, holiday boredom busters and heartwarming community initiatives, Storyhouse is the ultimate destination for festive fun. 

The highlight of Storyhouse’s Christmas programme is the season spectacular Cinderella. Get ready to embark on a magical journey filled with interactive moments and timeless pop favourites. This enchanting production will run from 1 December to 6 January, ensuring audiences have plenty of opportunities to join the festivities. 


Festive Fun for Everyone 

But the excitement doesn’t stop there, Storyhouse has a calendar brimming with activities and events for all tastes. 

Wreath Making Workshops (29 November – 8 December): Unleash your creative spirit and craft your very own festive wreath. 



Festive Family Film Favourites every weekend in December: gather the family and enjoy heartwarming classics including How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Polar Express and Arthur Christmas followed by free arts and crafts in Storyhouse library.  

Christmas Flicks (17 – 19 December): Dive into the holiday spirit with Christmas classics under The Kitchen big screen, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Home Alone, accompanied by delectable festive food prepared by Storyhouse’s talented chefs. 

Parent and Baby Screenings

Timeless rom-com Love Actually will be the seasonal parent and baby screening. 

CBeebies Christmas Panto (2 – 9 December): Enjoy the magic of CBeebies Christmas Panto Robin Hood live in Storyhouse’s independent boutique cinema.  

Discover the enchantment of ballet with a sparkling festive treat for the whole family: Royal Opera House’s live screening of the iconic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker (12 December)  

Plus, latest cinematic blockbusters to be revealed soon.  


Community Events  

Big Christmas Singalong (3 December): Join us under Storyhouse’s grand Christmas tree for a magical evening of carols and festive favourites with Chester-based musical maestro Matt Baker. Expect Silent Night and Good King Wenceslas sang by a choir of hundreds.  

An Independent Makers Market, Vinyl and Print Fair (30 November): Find unique holiday gifts and a showcase of the city’s craft talent, plus enjoy Storyhouse’s new winter cocktail menu. 

Murder Mystery: Have Yourself A Merry Little Murder (9 & 16 December): Immerse yourself in a joyful and festive alternative theatre experience. 


A Season of Giving 

Storyhouse is a charity, every penny of profit goes back into the community programmes, supporting Chester’s most vulnerable young people and socially isolated older individuals.  

Annabel Turpin CEO said  

I am very excited for my first Christmas in both Chester and Storyhouse! We invite everyone to make Storyhouse your destination for a joyful, charitable, and unforgettable Christmas experience. Join us for these wonderful events, and let’s celebrate the season together. 

Find out more and book here.



For more contact  

Nancy Davies 

About Storyhouse  

Storyhouse is a dynamic arts centre and registered charity that seamlessly blends a library, theaters, and a cinema to create an unparalleled cultural hub. With over 700,000 annual customer visits, Storyhouse stands as one of the country’s most successful arts buildings. 

At the heart of Storyhouse is an innovative library, a collaborative space where community members work alongside city librarians. This pioneering library boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library, welcoming visitors every day until 11pm. Committed to inclusivity, Storyhouse conducts over 2,000 sessions annually for marginalised communities. 

In addition to its thriving library, Storyhouse runs a highly successful theatre company, and the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. The enchanting Moonlight Flicks open-air cinema adds to the diverse range of cultural offerings provided by Storyhouse. 

With a commitment to accessibility, community engagement, and artistic excellence, Storyhouse continues to play a vital role in enriching the cultural landscape of Chester. 



1 December – 6 January Cinderella  

29 Nov – 8 December Wreath Making workshops  

30 Nov Funk Brass Band, Print and Record Fair 

2 – 9 December CBeebies Panto  

2 – 17 December Festive Family Films 

3 December Big Xmas Singalong with Matt Baker  

13 – 14 December Love Actually  

17 December It’s a Wonderful Life  

18 December Die Hard  

19 December Home Alone  

9  and 19 December Murder Mystery Have Yourself a Merry Little Murder