Temporary closure until 2 December

Following the Government’s announcement, Storyhouse will be closed from Thursday 5 November to Monday 1 December. We plan to reopen on Wednesday 2 December. We understand how crucial it is to protect our community and staff at this time, and just like in the last lockdown, we’ll continue to do as much activity as possible online.

Here’s what you need to know!

A Christmas Carol

The good news for the show is that it’s 100% going ahead. Even if we get a little further delay at the end of the month, that still will be the case – we will simply put on more shows to accommodate the huge demand that we’ve had for tickets. A Christmas Carol will now open on Wednesday 2 December. You can book with confidence and we’d recommend doing so because shows are getting busy. If you need to change your date, or if we get a little extension to this closure, then we will do it for you seamlessly and at no extra cost.

If you have tickets for one of the cancelled December performances, we have been in touch by email so please do check your inbox and we’ll move you to a new show of your choice. If you can’t find the email, you can also head here. We have held plenty of tickets back so you should be able to find a date that suits and we won’t be charging you extra for premium dates.


All books are automatically renewed until 7 December, so don’t worry about late fees! You can access free eBooks, audio books, eMagazines and eResources here.


All November Cinema screenings are currently cancelled, except for NT Live: War Horse and The Human Voice + Q&A. All ticket-holders for November screens have been emailed. If you haven’t received an email, head here.

Once again, we’ll be teaming up with our friends in the independent film world to get some discounts for Storyhouse Cinema regulars, so that you can watch great film at home in November. Find out more here.

Young Storyhouse

Our work with young people will continue online, with social and support groups, the youth theatre and courses including a Film Academy with the British Film Institute. Young Storyhouse will be launching their brand-new podcast series, exploring arts and young people, the Young Programmers will start planning their Black History Season and Young Leaders will start work on their Arts Awards. Find out more about Young Storyhouse here.

Community groups

A number of the regular groups that normally meet at Storyhouse have moved online during lockdown, and welcome new members. You can find details of these groups here, and we will update this page as more groups move online! If you’re a group that hasn’t yet moved online but would like to, please email Communities Manager George at georgina.west@storyhouse.com

We’ll see you soon!