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Blog post How to Upcycle pt 1: Shorts to Crop Top Friday 31 May 2019

In this article, one of our Young Content Creators Maddie talks us through her passion for upcycling clothes with a…

Blog post Howard Ashman: A Queer Legacy Not to be Forgotten Friday 31 May 2019

On the 6th May, 1982 at a small theatre in New York City, a booming voice, reminiscent of God (or…

Blog post How To: Keep Your Houseplants Alive (Without a Human Sacrifice) Tuesday 21 May 2019

How To: Keep Your Houseplants Alive (Without a Human Sacrifice) By Jon Paul Roberts Are you having trouble keeping your…

Blog post New British Cinema: Old Boys Q&A with Director Friday 17 May 2019

On 9 May, Storyhouse hosted a screening of Old Boys and a Q&A with the director, Toby MacDonald. One of…

Blog post New British Cinema: Pond Life Q&A with Director Tuesday 21 May 2019

On 15 May, Storyhouse hosted a screening of Pond Life and a Q&A with the director Bill Buckhurst who previously…

Blog post Storyhouse Women Weekend Poem Monday 29 April 2019

This poem was written by Storyhouse Women poet-in-residence Lianne Futia throught Storyhouse Women Weekend, and performed and the Weekend Round-Up….

Blog post Community Group of the Week: Guided Self-Help Wednesday 24 April 2019

Please note: photograph is of Ani, GP for Guided Self-Help, not interviewee. Every Tuesday at 1.30pm, Storyhouse hosts a drop-in…

News No Outsiders at Storyhouse Saturday 30 March 2019

Explore the No Outsiders immersive book collection from 29 March – 12 April. In partnership with Cheshire Academies Trust the…

Blog post Storyhouse and Chester Samaritans Wednesday 24 April 2019

Storyhouse in Chester and Chester Samaritans have been awarded funding for a project by the Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme designed to…

News Introducing: Storyhouse Cabaret! Friday 5 April 2019

We’re launching our first ever Storyhouse Cabaret! Storyhouse will stage a day of sparkling variety and cabaret put together exclusively…

Blog post Human Library at Storyhouse Sunday 10 February 2019

Storyhouse hosted the North West’s first Human Library during Storyhouse Festival of Languages. The Human Library aims to break down…

Blog post Storyhouse is free of unsustainable Palm Oil. Monday 4 March 2019

We at  Storyhouse are committed to participation in the Sustainable Palm Oil City project in Chester.  By 1 March 2019,…

Blog post An interview with Dorothy Sunday 2 December 2018

There’s just one week to go until The Wizard of Oz opens at Storyhouse! We caught up with Consuela Rolle,…

Blog post Ruby Slippers competition 👠 Thursday 6 December 2018

To celebrate the opening of The Wizard of Oz, Storyhouse’s Young Marketers have put together a Ruby Slippers treasure hunt…

News Storyhouse is looking for a new lead! 🐶 Monday 15 October 2018

Storyhouse is looking for dog owners who would like their canine companion to star as Toto in our performances of…

Blog post House of Dance students will be Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz Thursday 15 November 2018

Students from Chester-based dance school House of Dance will perform the iconic role of the Munchkins in Storyhouse’s production of…

News Storyhouse to bring Children In Need to Chester Monday 12 November 2018

Storyhouse and the BBC have today announced the multi-award winning theatre, cinema and library will be the North West venue…

News Storyhouse announce the cast for the The Wizard of Oz! Thursday 27 September 2018

Storyhouse in Chester has announced the cast for The Wizard of Oz taking place at the multi-award-winning venue this Christmas….

Blog post Summer holiday family fun! Friday 20 July 2018

Here’s all the family fun at Storyhouse over the summer holidays! For outdoor activities, head here. From film to workshops,…

Blog post Family fun outdoors this summer! Friday 20 July 2018

With the (mostly!) wonderful weather this summer, now’s the time to head outdoors. At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, we’re…

Blog post Storyhouse Young Company present: #IsItMe Wednesday 4 July 2018

Storyhouse Young Company have written, produced and will be performing a brand new production, #IsItMe, on Thursday 5 and Friday…

News Refugee Week at Storyhouse Tuesday 29 May 2018

Chester Refugee Week, in partnership with Chester Cathedral Storyhouse and Chester Cathedral are working in partnership on a series of…

Blog post Language Exchange at Storyhouse Friday 18 May 2018

Storyhouse hosted a free language exchange this week. The language exchange, ran by English in Chester, was a chance for…

Blog post Young Company and Young Leaders at Storyhouse Women Friday 18 May 2018

During Storyhouse Women, the building was host to over 40 events including performances, talks, activities and panel discussions. Storyhouse’s Young…

Blog post Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex officially open Storyhouse Monday 4 June 2018

Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex, formally opened Storyhouse on Thursday 14 June. Here’s what went…

Blog post Storyhouse Rep company mentor Young Company Wednesday 16 May 2018

Actors in Storyhouse’s #MadeByStoryhouse rep company are mentoring Storyhouse’s Young Company. Storyhouse’s Young Company, aged 17-25, are being mentored by…

Blog post Storyhouse’s First Birthday! Thursday 10 May 2018

Friday 11 May marks one year since Storyhouse officially opened its doors! Since then, over one million of you have…

News One million visits later… Thursday 10 May 2018

Storyhouse celebrates one million visitors in its first year! Storyhouse will mark its triumphant first year with a day of…

News Made By Storyhouse 2018 company of actors announced! Wednesday 11 April 2018

We’re excited to announce the cast for our new in-house company of actors, who will perform in rep five productions…

News The cast of A Little Night Music and The Crucible have arrived at Storyhouse! Monday 26 March 2018

Half of the Made By Storyhouse 2018 repertory company have arrived in Chester! The cast of A Little Night Music…