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Blog post The story of Kaleidoscope Thursday 15 August 2019

The third annual Kaleidoscope Festival takes place at Storyhouse this autumn with seven action-packed days celebrating the talents of city…

News Storyhouse joins The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize Wednesday 14 August 2019

Storyhouse was thrilled to be have been approached by The Guardian to select a book for the Not the Booker Prize award.

News Meet the Digital Buddies! Wednesday 7 August 2019

There’s a technological revolution afoot at Storyhouse – and it’s bringing young and old together to change lives for the…

Blog post Storyhouse Young Leaders Monday 5 August 2019

Five years ago, artistic director Alex Clifton went to chat to a group of young people from Chester about what…

Blog post An LGBTQ+ Guide to Chester Thursday 1 August 2019

Here at Storyhouse we are proud to be an inclusive space for people of all genders and sexuality. With Pride…

Blog post The Dead Don’t Die: Zombies aren’t the problem. We are. Thursday 1 August 2019

The Dead Don’t Die runs here at Storyhouse cinema from Friday 9 August- Wednesday 14 August. One of our Young…

Blog post Library Review: Sewing Books Friday 26 July 2019

Our Young Content Creator Maddie has a keen passion for crafts, particularly sewing. Here she guides us through some of…

Blog post New British Cinema: Lessons for filmmakers Friday 26 July 2019

New British Cinema here at Storyhouse is part of our mission to showcase the best of new independent homegrown films,…

Blog post National Lottery Cinema Day Wednesday 24 July 2019

We’re inviting you to join us and see a film on Lotto at Storyhouse on Sunday 25 August 2019 to be a part of the National Lottery Cinema Day.

Blog post Brand-new stage for disabled performers announced for this year’s Chester Pride Monday 22 July 2019

Storyhouse’s Kaleidoscope programme that celebrates disability will have a stage at this year’s Chester Pride, taking place Saturday 10 August….

Blog post Storyhouse has appointed two new board members Thursday 11 July 2019

The multi-award-winning theatre cinema and library has bolstered its board of directors with the appointment of two new board members….

Blog post 10 facts about Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre! Wednesday 3 July 2019

This summer will be Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre’s 10th Birthday!  Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre opened with Much Ado…

Blog post Power of performance helps Chester woman combat anxiety Monday 1 July 2019

Power of performance helps Chester woman combat anxiety   Storyhouse’s residence company Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) exists to support…

News Storyhouse’s Great Get Together events bring communities together in memory of Jo Cox MP Wednesday 26 June 2019

Communities came together in a display of unity during last week’s Great Get Together at Storyhouse, organised in partnership with…

Blog post Interview with the director of The Borrowers Saturday 22 June 2019

Robert Shaw Cameron is directing The Borrowers at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer. How are you bringing this…

News First ever Educating Creatively Conference at Storyhouse. Friday 21 June 2019

A stellar line-up of speakers has been announced for the first ever Educating Creatively Conference at Storyhouse. The conference programmed…

Blog post We Are All Gloria Bell Thursday 20 June 2019

Coming to the Storyhouse cinema this week is Gloria Bell, the story of a middle aged divorcee (Julianne Moore) who…

Blog post How to Upcycle pt 2: Jeans to Dungarees Thursday 13 June 2019

Our Young Content Creator Maddie continues her series of step-by-step guides on how to upcycle your old clothes. In this…

Blog post Once more unto the breach: Henry V today. Monday 3 June 2019

Art doesn’t only imitate life – at times it holds a mirror up to it and comments on it too….

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 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…

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…

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…

News Little Shop of Horrors cast announced! Friday 29 March 2019

We’re excited to announce the cast for Little Shop of Horrors taking place from 10 May – 2 June. The…

News Joseph Millson will be Henry V at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre! Friday 22 March 2019

Joseph Millson confirmed as Henry V at Chester’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer. The Last Kingdom actor will perform as the…

News Artist Sven Werner’s new work for Storyhouse Tuesday 19 March 2019

Sven Werner’s new work for Storyhouse will transport participants into another’s memories. Storyhouse, Chester’s multi award-winning theatre, cinema and library…

News Storyhouse Women Weekend: full line-up! Thursday 28 February 2019

Storyhouse has announced the line-up for Storyhouse Women weekend 2019. Between 26 – 28 April, Storyhouse’s annual festival, Storyhouse Women…

News Little Shop of Horrors to celebrate Storyhouse’s 2nd Birthday! Sunday 10 February 2019

Storyhouse announced today that a new production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical Little Shop of Horrors will run…

News General Auditions for BAME actorsand those based in Staffordshire or Cheshire Thursday 10 January 2019

The New Vic Theatre and Storyhouse are hosting general auditions for BAME actors and those with a Staffordshire or Cheshire…

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 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…

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….

News Dancers needed for The Wizard of Oz! Saturday 15 September 2018

Storyhouse is proud to support local performers and emerging talent in Cheshire and the surrounding areas. We want to create…

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…

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…

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 Storyhouse appoints new chair of the board Friday 4 May 2018

Storyhouse today announces that Peter Mearns has been appointed as the new Chair of its Board, taking up his appointment on 14…

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 Award-winning choreographer joins A Little Night Music Sunday 8 April 2018

Yukiko Masui is choreographing Storyhouse’s new lavish stage version of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Yukiko, an award-winning dancer…

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…

News Gangsta Granny are looking for a dancer to perform at Storyhouse! Friday 2 March 2018

Gangsta Granny are looking for a local female dancer aged 18+ to join the cast of David Walliams’s hit shows…

News Storyhouse needs trainee actors for the summer! Thursday 15 February 2018

Please note: the deadline for applications has now passed. Stay tuned for more opportunities! Trainee Actors at Storyhouse Storyhouse is…

News Storyhouse nominated for Best Theatre Building in The Stage Awards. Thursday 14 December 2017

The world’s oldest and best theatre publication, The Stage, has announced the shortlist for its annual industry awards, celebrating success…

News Summer 2018 Season Announced! Thursday 30 November 2017

Storyhouse has today announced details of its 2018 summer season, both inside at Storyhouse and outdoors at Grosvenor Park Open…

News New dates added for The Secret Seven! Tuesday 14 November 2017

Chester’s Christmas Market is almost ready, the Christmas lights are set to be turned on, and The Secret Seven have…

News Hollie McNish is turning Storyhouse into a poetry book! Thursday 9 November 2017

Hollie McNish is Artist in Residence for the Chester Literature Festival and is turning Storyhouse into a poetry book. Between…

News First ever BFI Virtual Reality Film Academy is held at Storyhouse! Wednesday 1 November 2017

Storyhouse hosted the first ever Virtual Reality Film Academy, from the British Film Institute, this week! BFI Film Academies across…

News Members of the community needed for The Secret Seven! Friday 6 October 2017

Perform in The Secret Seven – Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas show! Our Community Chorus – made up of members of…

News The Secret Seven cast announced! Monday 25 September 2017

We’re excited to announce the cast for the world’s first major stage adaptation of Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven – coming to Storyhouse this…

News Chester Literature Festival 2017 announced! Friday 15 September 2017

Poets Hollie McNish and Lemn Sissay, broadcasters Jeremy Vine and Pam Ayres top the bill alongside a raft of novelists, bloggers, playwrights,…

News A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opening Sold Out! Friday 9 June 2017

Opening shows for Alex Clifton’s riotous A Midsummer Night’s Dream have now SOLD OUT, with 2,500 tickets gone in a…

News Hollie McNish announced as resident artist of Chester Literature Festival at Storyhouse Thursday 8 June 2017

Storyhouse can today reveal that Hollie McNish, winner of this year’s Ted Hughes Prize for Poetry will join them as resident…

News Storyhouse’s first cinema listings announced! Sunday 30 April 2017

Cinema is coming back to the heart of the Odeon! Storyhouse’s new boutique 100-seat cinema will screen a range of…

News Rep company visit Storyhouse theatre for the first time Wednesday 26 April 2017

The largest rep company in the UK outside the RSC or National Theatre have visited the Storyhouse stage. 26 actors,…

News Casting call for Julius Caesar Thursday 20 April 2017

Community casting call for Julius Caesar Directed by Loveday Ingram Interested in performing in one of our opening shows at…

News Be a part of Storyhouse community launch event Wednesday 19 April 2017

Storyhouse is opening this May, with the help of 300 primary school-aged children, local organisations and performers, who will come…

News Open call to the community to be part of Storyhouse Wednesday 12 April 2017

Opening 11 May, Storyhouse combines a theatre, library and cinema and will present a year-round programme of theatre, music, literature,…

News Storyhouse announces season of music Sunday 2 April 2017

Storyhouse has announced a season of concerts that will be staged in May and June in the eagerly awaited new…

News Storyhouse reveals new rep company for opening season Tuesday 28 March 2017

Meet the cast for Storyhouse’s inaugural in-house company, who will perform the opening four productions. A gender-balanced group of 26 actors, two trainees…

News WOW Chester launched on International Women’s Day Thursday 9 March 2017

WOW – Women of the World Chester, 20-21 May 2017, will see leading female voices from across the region discuss,…

Jobs Storyhouse Recruitment Open Day: Friday 3 March Thursday 16 February 2017

We are looking for more than 80 people to join the team in time for the grand opening of Storyhouse in May….

News Principal Sponsor MBNA gets sneak peek inside UK’s biggest cultural development outside London Thursday 12 January 2017

Principal Sponsor MBNA gets sneak peek inside UK’s biggest cultural development outside London MBNA representatives have enjoyed a special tour…

News WayWord, the family festival produced by Storyhouse returns this February half-term. Thursday 12 January 2017

WayWord Festival returns for 2018 – this time in Storyhouse!  Find out more…

News Storyhouse Young Film Programmers News Wednesday 11 January 2017

  Storyhouse are leading a project with young film enthusiasts to teach them the skills to become film programmers, curators,…

News Book Club 2017: the results are in! Tuesday 13 December 2016

We asked you to vote for what we’d be reading for our monthly Book Club in 2017, and the results…

News School Children Choose Storyhouse Library Colours Thursday 17 November 2016

School children from St Clare’s Catholic Primary in Lache, Chester have chosen the colours for the city’s brand new Storyhouse…

News Chester Library is moving to Storyhouse Wednesday 16 November 2016

Cheshire West and Chester Library service together with Storyhouse are hosting drop-in sessions to inform the public about the exciting…

News WOW – Women of the World festival is coming to Chester Tuesday 1 November 2016

WOW – Women of the World festival is coming to Chester WOW festival was launched at London’s Southbank Centre in…

News Storyhouse Opening Shows Announced Thursday 20 October 2016

STORYHOUSE ANNOUNCES OPENING SHOWS Storyhouse – Chester’s brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library has announced the first shows for…