On Stage

  • One Under 12s GO FREE ticket with every full price ticket purchased
  • Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Opening May 2017 after a decade long absence of a city centre cinema and theatre, Storyhouse is the UK’s largest regional arts project under construction. It will open with a run of four home-produced shows, performed in rep, by a company of 26 of the country’s finest actors.

The theatre will open with a riotous new musical based on The Beggar’s Opera, the premiere of playwright Glyn Maxwell’s joyful new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Shakespeare’s brutal political thriller Julius Caesar and comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All of the productions will premiere on the 500-seat wrap-around “Storyhouse Stage” – one of two formats for the main theatre.

The entire run, from 11 May – 27 August, presents one of the UK’s most ambitious theatre seasons. The four shows are spread right across the summer and, uniquely, audiences will be able to choose between seeing productions in the new theatre, and in Storyhouse’s award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Alice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar transfer in to Grosvenor park for the height of summer, whilst The Beggar’s Opera continues inside.

Activities Big Stitch
The Kitchen

Join members of the Embroiderers’ Guild to celebrate National Stitch Day.  Members will have work on display, people sewing and…

Activities SisterHub Meeting
Tomorrow 7pm + more times
Garret Bar

SisterHub is a community in Chester for women who are looking for sound business advice, support and friendship. Helen Rutherford-Gregory…

On Stage Kevin Bridges: Work in Progress
Storyhouse Theatre

Catch Kevin as he tries out material ahead of his forthcoming UK and Ireland Tour. 

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Activities Art Therapy Group
Garret Bar

An art therapy group aiming to support people’s mental health recovery. The group will provide a safe place for people…

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Activities Play in a Week

Play in a Week! Aged 5-13? Want to take part in a week of drama? Play in a Week is…

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Activities Reading Hack Activity
Wed 1pm; Thu 1pm Fri 1pm + more times
The Den

Storyhouse Reading Hacks are a group of 14-24 year olds volunteering throughout the summer to run activities for children. In…

Activities Mischief Makers Arts and Crafts
The Den

Summer Reading Challenge fun continues throughout the summer holidays –  get crafty in the den with some Mischief Makers themed…

On Stage Haylo Theatre: Over the Garden Fence
Garret Theatre

Presented by Haylo Theatre Written and performed by Louise Evans and Hayley Riley Over the Garden Fence follows the story…

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Activities Storyhouse Young Readers
The Den

An after-school club for young people who love to read and talk about books. You will help choose and vote…

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Activities Art Spark

Art Spark is a fun family art club for Chester’s home-educating community. The group learn about famous and world art, and try out…