Stories from Storyhouse

News, articles and stories from Storyhouse and the people who use it
Storyhouse seeks new venue for Halloween Moonlight Drive due to “toilet-gate”.

Storyhouse seeks new venue for Halloween Drive-In due to what it describes as ‘toilet-gate.’ “We could just about do it…

Announcing: the cast for A Christmas Carol at Storyhouse!

The cast have commenced online rehearsals using Zoom, and will then move on to socially-distanced rehearsals on the Storyhouse thrust…

Storyhouse’s Christmas show now full steam ahead as theatre exempt from all lockdowns

Storyhouse will hold seats back for all for Tier 3 regions and customers from North Wales. Storyhouse has announced that…

Storyhouse has received a lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Storyhouse has been awarded £730,252 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the…

Storyhouse founders recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Storyhouse’s ex-Chair and Chief Executive have both been recognised with awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their work…

Moonlight Drive is back on the road

Moonlight Drive drive-in cinema will tour to Chester FC’s Deva Stadium for a special Halloween edition between Tues 27 October…

Storyhouse steps up its Save Storyhouse campaign as its situation becomes steadily worse

Storyhouse steps up its Save Storyhouse campaign as its situation becomes “steadily worse” as the charity waits for news on…

Autumn Moonlight Flicks at Claremont Farm

Storyhouse and Claremont Farm have announced a brand-new partnership as Moonlight Flicks open-air cinema will take over the Wirral attraction…

Young Programmers

Deadline to apply: extended to midnight on Thursday 15 October. Young Programmers sessions are currently on Zoom, meaning we are…

4 films for music fans of all kinds at Storyhouse Cinema

1. A film for punks, rockers and rebels-at-heart: White Riot (15) The untold story of a motley crew of punks…

Statement on staging a Christmas show and how you are becoming a Christmas theatre angel….

Storyhouse has been the country’s busiest arts producer during and after lockdown. A Comedy of Errors at Grosvenor Park in…

Storyhouse announces A Christmas Carol!

Christmas to come early at Storyhouse as it announces A Christmas Carol, its “most joyous show ever” to add some much-needed cheer. A Christmas Carol…

Youth Theatre

A message from Youth Theatre leaders:  We are now working hard on a reopening of youth theatre at Storyhouse! We…

Young Storyhouse in lockdown

Whilst Storyhouse was temporarily closed during the pandemic, Young Storyhouse continued to provide young people with support, connection, and a…

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre set to return for August

“We pushed the button on Thursday and started rehearsing on Monday!”  Storyhouse has today announced that its flagship open-air theatre…

Could you accommodate an actor this August?

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre roars back into life for one production only in August with Shakespeare’s joyous, open-hearted farce….

Films To Watch Before You’re 12

Storyhouse programmes a one-off week of films to see before you’re 12 to mark the beginning of the school holidays….

Storyhouse announces latest public art commission

The British artist Donna Leishman will create a series of brand-new works in response to Chester’s communities during lockdown. Storyhouse…

Bring Cinema to your Home – July update

We are delighted to be back up and running the cinema (now with two screens!) at Storyhouse (find out more…

Pull Up Or Shut Up

We need to do better on representation. We will employ more Black people and people of colour in positions of…

Storyhouse announces Moonlight Flicks open air cinema will return this summer Thursday 9 July 2020

The award-winning theatre, cinema and library has partnered with Chester Cathedral to screen films from the stunning backdrop of The…

Storyhouse launches Chester’s first Drive-In cinema Monday 6 July 2020

Storyhouse and Chester Race Company have announced a brand-new partnership with the launch of a Drive-In cinema in Chester. Moonlight…

Storyhouse reopens cautiously this Saturday with ‘massive struggle’ still ahead Thursday 2 July 2020

“Storyhouse is famously full of generations reading, working, meeting, playing, scheming and learning, that’s the Storyhouse we need to open.”…

Alex Clifton speaks to The Stage on how Storyhouse needs to find ways to serve its loyal community

Interview, featured in The Stage, 19 June 2020. Coronavirus: Chester’s Storyhouse announces July reopening plans Storyhouse in Chester could be…

Storyhouse plans for early opening as membership rockets in show of support

“It’s time for theatres to think about how they can re-open to serve their communities” Storyhouse has announced today that…

Bring Cinema to your Home – picks for June

Welcome to Storyhouse’s latest round-up of films that you can watch from the comfort of your home. We can’t wait…

20 Books To Make You Laugh

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron The Storyhouse Library team have curated their favourite…

Bring Cinema to your Home – picks to support the Black Lives Matter movement

Welcome to Storyhouse’s latest round-up of films that you can watch from the comfort of your home. We can’t wait…

Storyhouse now in “fight for survival” as it postpones Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre to next summer

No business can survive when starved of any vision of the future Storyhouse have today announced that this year’s planned…

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Join Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 online via www.sillysquad.org.uk. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the…

Storyhouse launches major new fundraising campaign

Storyhouse has today announced the launch of its New Story Campaign, a new fundraising appeal with the aim of ensuring…

20 Books With Happy Endings

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only someone remembers to turn on the light.” –…

Storyhouse Women Film Round-Up

Here’s a list of empowering tales about inspiring women that will keep you busy whilst Storyhouse Women is on hold….

The Future of Storyhouse – a statement from our team

Hi there. We had no hesitation in closing Storyhouse on 16 March in line with government advice and closed “soup…

Young Storyhouse Takeover call-out

APPLICATIONS FOR YOUNG TAKEOVER PARTICIPANTS ARE NOW CLOSED. Head here to be part of the audience! Young Storyhouse Takeover is…

Support Storyhouse

Storyhouse will bounce back quickly from these uncertain times, much stronger with your support. Many thanks to those that have…

The Coronavirus Time Capsule

A week-by-week response to the pandemic, through the eyes of teenagers everywhere. Storyhouse is taking part in The Coronavirus Time…

Storyhouse launches showcase of young performers from around the world

Storyhouse, the Chester-based theatre, cinema and library has launched a call out for performers aged 14-25 to be part of…

Top 20 Books All Women Should Read

As health and wellbeing of our whole community is our top priority, we have made the decision to cancel the…

Bring cinema to your home

Welcome to Storyhouse’s round-up of films that you can watch from the comfort of your home! We can’t wait to welcome…

Activities now available online

Quarantine Karaoke, workshops for families, dance classes, how-to interviews, storytelling, recommended film and TV bundles and community favourites from Storyhouse’s regular…

Social Distancing Update

We’ve taken the decision today to close our takeaway library and soup operation. As social distancing becomes more of an…

Use the library online!

If you’re not already a library member, you can now join the library online and immediately access all of Cheshire…

Storyhouse to support community during Coronavirus outbreak

Storyhouse, the Chester-based theatre, library, cinema and social venue with over 1 million customers per year, re-opens its entrance lobby…

Brewster’s Millions and Antigone postponed.

Storyhouse has postponed two home-produced shows in May due to economic uncertainty resulting from the Coronavirus development. The final instalments of…

WDP and Storyhouse announce brand new partnership

Leading drug and alcohol charity WDP and Storyhouse to offer local people who access substance misuse services the opportunity to enjoy arts events and facilities.

Storyhouse Book and Reading Groups

Relish Reading Group Weekly, every Friday at 2pm in the Meeting Room The name Relish comes from: REad LIsten and…

Explore the Region’s History with Microfilm

Storyhouse in Chester is offering people the chance to explore over 250 years of the region’s history in its unique collection of microfilm newspapers.

Explore Your Family Tree!

Storyhouse is giving people the chance to explore their own unique stories with the help of a special Family History ‘Buddy’.

Blue Stockings – interview with the actors

Storyhouse’s Young Company of actors aims to create work about topics and themes that affect young people today and through…

Flash mobs, live dance and 1930s sky bar at BFI Musicals Weekend

Visitors to Storyhouse in Chester thought they were in to see a film last weekend but instead were given surprise…

Meet Jacob and Rhianne, Storyhouse’s Creative Learning practitioners!

Jacob and Rhianne are Storyhouse’s Creative Learning Practitioners. What is a creative learning practitioner at Storyhouse? The creative learning practitioners…

Hong Kong, China and Britain

Miss Julie, a Storyhouse Originals production, is set in 1940s Hong Kong. Here we delve into the politics of Hong…

Interview with Amy Ng, writer of Season 11’s Miss Julie.

Amy Ng has adapted August Strindberg’s classic psychological thriller Miss Julie for Season 11, a season Storyhouse Originals in 2020….

Storyhouse Originals: Season 11 full rep company announced!

The Suicide Directed by Michael Bryher Adapted by Rebekah Harrison 8 Feb – 14 March Press Night Sat 15 Feb…

The Language of Homelessness

The way we talk about homeless people is set to be challenged as part of a special Storyhouse Languages festival…

The Suicide and working class underdogs

Great comedy isn’t simply slapstick routines or a good catchphrase – it also revolves around compelling but flawed characters facing…

Hollie McNish to write brand-new version of Antigone

Storyhouse have today announced the Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish will write a brand-new version of Antigone, as part of…

Let’s Face The Music: a 1930s Musical Weekend

From Fred Astaire dancing on the rooftop to Carmen Miranda’s iconic Tutti Fruitti hat nothing encapsulates the magic of cinema…

Neverland’s Lost Children

Twenty one children aged between eight and thirteen were auditioned from Storyhouse’s Youth Theatre and now make-up Neverland’s Lost Children….

Learning to fly!

In J M Barrie’s classic tale, it’s the boy who won’t grow up who instructs the Darling children on how…

Meet Tinker Bell

Think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings. Tinker Bell will be played by Carlie Enoch in…

Meet Peter Pan

All children grow up…except one. This Christmas, Peter Pan will be played by James Phoon, who has performed in Harry Potter…

Storyhouse Childless: a round-up

Storyhouse Childless – a day dedicated to exploring life as a non-parent in a world that is still very much centred around children and family – seems to have struck a chord.

Join the Poet-tree!

9 November – 30 November 2019, 9am-5pm Young poets of Chester: we need you! Living in Storyhouse (in the entrance…

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell have arrived!

Peter and Tinker Bell have arrived at Storyhouse… the adventure begins in just three weeks! Tinker Bell (Carlie Enoch) and…

We need dancers!

We’re looking for dancers to be involved with a secret project at Storyhouse! We need: Two male tap dancers (of…

Imtiaz Dharker is Artist in Residence for Chester Literature Festival.

Imtiaz Dharker is Artist in Residence for Chester Literature Festival. Between 10 – 30 November Chester Literature Festival returns to…

Storyhouse wins UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre

Storyhouse has been awarded the Most Welcoming Theatre in the UK. At the annual UK Theatre Awards, which took place…

We need your voices for Chester Literature Festival!

Coming up at Chester Literature Festival this November are a series of opportunities for writers, storytellers, poets and spoken word…

Chester Lit Fest events for Under £15!

A host of critically acclaimed performances will be staged at Chester Literature Festival this coming November, all available to see…

Meet the cast for Peter Pan this Christmas!

We’re excited to announce the cast for our Christmas show Peter Pan! (6 December – 12 January) This is a…

Storyhouse Young Leaders 9-month Programme

Storyhouse Young Leaders 9-month programme is open for referrals for the autumn 2020 intake. Our Young Leaders Programme is a…

Trainee actor wanted

Our trainee programme at Young Storyhouse is expanding. We are currently auditioning trainee actors for Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale,…

Margaret Johnson on Chatter and Natter

Next time you spot Margaret Johnson sitting in The Kitchen, why not pull up a chair and say hello?

Storyhouse – volunteer Martyn Harris

When Storyhouse first opened, Martyn Harris knew he wanted to get involved and give something back to the city he calls home.

Kaleidoscope Pride Parade

Chester has hosted its first ever Disability Pride Parade. Over 100 people were part of the parade from Storyhouse to…

Interview with the Director and the Choreographer of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Director Psyche Stott Choreographer Paul Bayes Kitcher What inspired you to take on this classic tale? Psyche: I knew of the…

Rehearsal Diary: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Delve into the world of theatre rehearsals with this rehearsal diary, written by Sarah Richardson, Assistant Director of The Strange…

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde cast announced!

We’re excited to announce the case of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Natasha Bain is Lady…

How to Upcycle pt 3: Shirt to Bag

Our Young Content Coordinator, Maddie, completes her series of step-by-step guides on how to transform your old items of clothes…

‘Pain and Glory’: What makes us who we are?

This week sees Pedro Almodóvar’s latest feature Pain and Glory roll into the cinema here at Storyhouse. One of our…

The story of Kaleidoscope

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

Storyhouse joins The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize

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

Storyhouse Young Programmers: Our North

  This year the Young Programmers team here at Storyhouse have been tasked with putting together the annual Our North…

Meet the Digital Buddies!

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

Storyhouse Young Leaders

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

An LGBTQ+ Guide to Chester

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

The Dead Don’t Die: Zombies aren’t the problem. We are.

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

Library Review: Sewing Books

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

New British Cinema: Lessons for filmmakers

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

National Lottery Cinema Day

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.

Brand-new stage for disabled performers announced for this year’s Chester Pride

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

Storyhouse has appointed two new board members

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

10 facts about Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre!

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

Power of performance helps Chester woman combat anxiety

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

Storyhouse’s Great Get Together events bring communities together in memory of Jo Cox MP

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

Interview with the director of The Borrowers

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

First ever Educating Creatively Conference at Storyhouse.

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

We Are All Gloria Bell

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

How to Upcycle pt 2: Jeans to Dungarees

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

Once more unto the breach: Henry V today.

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

Howard Ashman: A Queer Legacy Not to be Forgotten

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

How to Upcycle pt 1: Shorts to Crop Top

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

Interview with Henry V himself – Joseph Millson

He has sat among the audience in Grosvenor Park’s theatrical faerie ring, and now actor Joseph Millson is stepping on…

New British Cinema: Pond Life Q&A with Director

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

How To: Keep Your Houseplants Alive (Without a Human Sacrifice)

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

Community casting call for Henry V and Twelfth Night

Interested in performing in one of this year’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre’s Shakespeare productions, celebrating the 10th year of…

New British Cinema: Old Boys Q&A with Director

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

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre full company announced!

We’re excited to announce the Rep Company for this summer’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Performing in the company are:…

Storyhouse Women Weekend Poem

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

Storyhouse and Chester Samaritans

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

Community Group of the Week: Guided Self-Help

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

Trainee actors needed for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre!

THIS PAGE REFERS TO SUMMER 2019, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANY 2020 OPPORTUNITIES. We are looking for four…

Introducing: Storyhouse Cabaret!

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

No Outsiders at Storyhouse

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

Little Shop of Horrors cast announced!

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

Joseph Millson will be Henry V at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre!

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

Young Film Programmers Takeover!

Here are a few words from Matt, who is part of Young Film Programmers: Storyhouse Young Programmers will take over…

Artist Sven Werner’s new work for Storyhouse

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

Storyhouse is free of unsustainable Palm Oil.

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

Introducing Storyhouse Women Festival Poet: Lianne Futia

Lianne is a spoken word poet and performer, is fearless in tackling an eclectic mix of subjects, from the size…

Storyhouse Women Weekend 2019: full line-up!

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

Harry Potter Night at Storyhouse!

On Thursday 7 February, over 300 witches and wizards arrived by broomstick, Portkey and Floo Powder to celebrate the annual…

Little Shop of Horrors to celebrate Storyhouse’s 2nd Birthday!

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

Human Library at Storyhouse

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

Storyhouse’s Festival of Languages: ‘life-affirming’

Storyhouse’s Festival of Languages was described by participants as ‘life-affirming’ A brand-new festival took place at Storyhouse last weekend: the…

General Auditions for BAME actorsand those based in Staffordshire or Cheshire

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

Ruby Slippers competition 👠

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

Meet Toto(s)!

It was a long and gruelling audition process, but we think we’ve found the perfect Totos that Chester has to…

An interview with Dorothy

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

House of Dance students will be Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz

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

Fresh from the Fringe!

Coming up this month in Storyhouse’s Garret Theatre and Bar (fourth floor!) are an eclectic collection of performers and shows…

Storyhouse to bring Children In Need to Chester

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

Chester Literature Festival: The Natural World

Lucy Siegle: Turning The Tide On Plastic Sunday 18 November, 2pm Every year, enough plastic is thrown away to circle…

Young Marketers

If you are aged 14-25 and are looking to gain an insight in to a marketing department in a busy…

Young Readers

Young Readers will be back in summer 2020. Check back here! Aged 14-24? Love reading? Want to help run activities…

BFI Film Academy

Applications are now OPEN! British Film Institute Film Academy is a film-making course at Storyhouse. Are you 16-19? Passionate about…

Young Film Programmers

Applications are now closed for the November 2019 intake! Check back here soon for updates. Do you love watching films?…

Young Company 17-25

Would you like to tell, make, and share stories? Young Company is for people interested in making, seeing and learning…

Young Company 14-16

Would you like to tell, make, and share stories? Young Company is for people interested in making, seeing and learning…

Young Leaders 14-17

Applications for the autumn 2020 Young Leaders 14-17 are now closed. Check back here for updates! Are you aged 14-17?…

Young Leaders 18-25

Applications for the autumn 2020 Young Leaders 18-25 are now closed. Check back here for updates! Are you aged 18-25?…

Storyhouse is looking for a new lead! 🐶

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

Things You Might Not Know About The Library

To celebrate Libraries Week across the country, here’s 15 things you might now know about the library at Storyhouse. 1….

Storyhouse announce the cast for the The Wizard of Oz!

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

Dancers needed for The Wizard of Oz!

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

Disability takes centre stage with film, dance, comedy and poetry

Disability takes centre stage with film, dance, comedy and poetry

Family fun outdoors this summer!

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

Summer holiday family fun!

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

A wardrobe in the park…

Thérèse Denis has been costume and wardobe supervisor at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre since 2012. How did you get…

Storyhouse Young Company present: #IsItMe

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

Interview with Jess Curtis, designer of The Crucible

We interviewed Jess Curtis, the designer of the set and costumes for #MadeByStoryhouse’s The Crucible. Tell us about your inspirations…

Creative activities at The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together is a festival inspired by Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common than that…

Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex officially open Storyhouse

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

Refugee Week at Storyhouse

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

Language Exchange at Storyhouse

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

Young Company and Young Leaders at Storyhouse Women

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

Storyhouse Rep company mentor Young Company

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

Storyhouse needs community chorus for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre!

Community chorus needed for Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. Interested in performing in either of our Shakespeare plays…

One million visits later…

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

Storyhouse’s First Birthday!

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

Storyhouse appoints new chair of the board

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

Storyhouse is almost one!

It’s not long until Storyhouse’s first birthday! On Friday 11 May, we want to celebrate with you! We want to…

Made By Storyhouse 2018 company of actors announced!

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

Award-winning choreographer joins A Little Night Music

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

The cast of A Little Night Music and The Crucible have arrived at Storyhouse!

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

Storyhouse Young Leaders host A Journey Through Time

Storyhouse Young Leaders have created, organised and hosted a free history-themed event for children at Storyhouse. Storyhouse’s Young Leaders programme…

Ballroom Dancers needed for A Little Night Music!

We need dancers for this summer’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music! Storyhouse is proud to support local…

Gangsta Granny are looking for a dancer to perform at Storyhouse!

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

Storyhouse needs trainee actors for the summer!

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

Studies Of The Heart – a film festival by Storyhouse’s Young Film Programmers

Storyhouse’s Young Film Programmers have curated a film festival, to take place as a series of screenings at Storyhouse’s cinema…

Bookings just got better!

We’ve recently made some changes to our Box Office system to make your booking experience easier, better and more intuitive….

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours Christmas Eve Storyhouse closes at 8pm, The Kitchen’s food service finishes at 6.30pm, The Kitchen’s bar service finishes…

Book Club winners for 2018!

We asked you to vote for what we’d be reading for our monthly Book Club in 2018, and the results are in!…

Storyhouse nominated for Best Theatre Building in The Stage Awards.

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

Summer 2018 Season Announced!

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

New dates added for The Secret Seven!

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

Hollie McNish is turning Storyhouse into a poetry book!

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

The Secret Seven have arrived!

The Secret Seven have arrived at Storyhouse and rehearsals are underway for Storyhouse’s first ever Christmas show! Who wants to…

First ever BFI Virtual Reality Film Academy is held at Storyhouse!

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

Alice in Wonderland’s Alice returns for The Secret Seven!

Rebecca Birch, star of the summer season’s Alice in Wonderland, is to return for The Secret Seven! We interviewed her…

Members of the community needed for The Secret Seven!

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

The Secret Seven cast announced!

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…

Chester Literature Festival 2017 announced!

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

Become a Storyhouse Trustee!

Storyhouse is looking to appoint two further trustees to its board of trustees. Storyhouse is a major UK theatre and combined…

Storyhouse hosts Great Get Together

Storyhouse will host a day of events and activities to bring people together in memory of MP Jo Cox. The occasion…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opening Sold Out!

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

Hollie McNish announced as resident artist of Chester Literature Festival at Storyhouse

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

The Beggar’s Opera reviews

Storyhouse’s inaugural production, rewritten to celebrate the opening of Chester’s brand new theatre, The Beggar’s Opera, has been reviewed by the…

Storyhouse welcomes 10,000 in first weekend

On Thursday 11 May, Storyhouse opened its doors for the very first time! At 8am, Storyhouse’s doors were unlocked for…

Storyhouse’s first cinema listings announced!

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

Rep company visit Storyhouse theatre for the first time

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

Casting call for Julius Caesar

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

Be a part of Storyhouse community launch event

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

Open call to the community to be part of Storyhouse

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

Volunteer Role

Storyhouse Volunteer Role Description We pride ourselves on our well-known, friendly approach to customers. The customer service volunteer team plays…

Storyhouse announces season of music

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

Storyhouse reveals new rep company for opening season

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…

WOW Chester launched on International Women’s Day

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

Storyhouse Recruitment Open Day: Friday 3 March

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

Principal Sponsor MBNA gets sneak peek inside UK’s biggest cultural development outside London

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

WayWord, the family festival produced by Storyhouse returns this February half-term.

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

Storyhouse Young Film Programmers News

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

Book Club 2017: the results are in!

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

School Children Choose Storyhouse Library Colours

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

Chester Library is moving to Storyhouse

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

WOW – Women of the World festival is coming to Chester

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

Storyhouse Opening Shows Announced

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

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