Where are the shows on?
The opening summer season 2017 takes place both on the new Storyhouse stage and at the award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Three of the shows – Alice in WonderlandA Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar – play at both venues, opening at Storyhouse and transferring to the park in the summer, with The Beggar’s Opera opening and staying at Storyhouse. So indoors or outdoors – the choice is yours.

How much do tickets cost?
All of our tickets for the season are priced according to current demand, and you will get the best prices – and the best seats! – by booking as early as you can. Tickets range from £18.50 – £45, with an additional 25% off previews (the first few performances of a show).

Don’t forget – a child under 12 can go FREE with a full price adult (excluding Alice’s Half-Term Wonderland, 27 May – 4 Jun), and there are great available discounts for Under 26s: 25% off all performances (exc. Saturday evenings and Previews) or tickets for just £10 on Friday nights! Any child under 18 months can go free as a babe-in-arms; anyone over 18 months does need a ticket. Click here for more information about ticket prices and concessions

What is the seating like?
There are great seats at both venues – at the Storyhouse stage, you can choose between the pit, circle and gallery, where the earlier you book guarantees the best seats. Click for more info about Storyhouse Stage

At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, choose between the Picnic Chairs, Picnic Terraces and Covered Picnic Terraces. Seating in the park is unreserved, so just choose your seat when you arrive. Click for more info about Grosvenor Park

Can I eat and drink at the theatre?
At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, feel free to bring your own drinks and picnics, which you can enjoy when you watch the show (you can even buy a picnic with your tickets to be waiting for you when you arrive).

At Storyhouse, we’ll have a cafe and restaurant in the building for you to eat before or after the show. You can take drinks into the auditorium, and the cafe and restaurant will be open for you to eat before or after the show.

What's happening in Opening Season Summer 2017?

On Stage The Beggar’s Opera

The Beggar’s Opera opens Chester’s new theatre with a filthy, hilarious version of the first ever popular musical; the story…

On Stage Alice in Wonderland
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

The team behind Stig of the Dump, The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden bring you a heartfelt,…

On Stage Julius Caesar
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

By William Shakespeare Directed by Loveday Ingram Music by Tayo Akinbode Designed by Jess Curtis Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin Sound Consultant Ben…

On Stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Storyhouse’s Alex Clifton directs Shakespeare’s most popular play, performed both at Storyhouse and the scenic Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. On…