Storyhouse

Storyhouse
Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR
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Storyhouse is Chester’s £37 million new theatre, cinema and library housed in a rejuvenated 1930s art deco Odeon cinema building. The Storyhouse’s state of the art theatre transforms from an 800 seat proscenium (the Touring Stage) to a 500 seat thrust (the Storyhouse stage). The programme features international theatre, dance, opera, circus and comedy, as well as original, work from Storyhouse.

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Alice in Wonderland

A major new production from the team behind the Storyhouse sell-out hits 'Stig of the Dump', 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'The Secret Garden'. Alice plays in both Storyhouse and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre - so it's your choice - the great outdoors or Chester's amazing new theatre.  A child under 12 can GO FREE…

Sat 27 May

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Sun 28 May

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Tue 30 May

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

…and 22 more dates until 20 Aug

Alien: Covenant

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Written by: Michael Green
  • Cast: Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

The spaceship Covenant ends up on an unknown planet littered with little egg things, which can’t be good. The latest in the franchise is basically an excuse for Scott’s fantastic visuals and a series of more or less ingenious variations on grisly death, although some will enjoy the spectacle of Fassbender kissing himself.

Fri 26 May

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 27 May

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 28 May

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 1 Jun

All or Nothing

Written by Carol Harrison In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or…

Wed 27 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 28 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Fri 29 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 30 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

BalletBoyz

Since its formation in 2001, BalletBoyz have sought to excite, enlighten, and expand dance audiences, and this brand new tour will be no exception. The Company has quickly established itself as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance: revolutionizing traditional programming formats…

Mon 30 Oct

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

The Beggar's Opera

The opening of Chester's new theatre is marked with a major new production of the hugely popular period musical comedy.   Tighten your corsets, hold on to your wallets, the original Mack the Knife is back. The lusty and irreverent musical romp is directed by Storyhouse's artistic director Alex Clifton, founder of the…

Thu 25 May

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Fri 26 May

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 27 May

£24.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

…and 16 more dates until 19 Aug

The BFG

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • 117 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely…

Sat 17 Jun

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary ***Blood Brothers*** tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill…

Mon 9 Oct

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Tue 10 Oct

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 11 Oct

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Brassed Off

by Paul Allen and Mark Herman Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity. It’s 1992; and Danny’s lifelong ambition to lead Grimley Colliery Band to the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall looks like it might…

Tue 24 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 25 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 26 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Camerata In The Kitchen: Beethoven

An orchestra in the Kitchen - a unique chance to see Manchester Camerata in a less formal setting, underneath the Odeon’s old proscenium. Sit at tables in the Kitchen, relax and enjoy the virtuosity of rising piano star Ran Feng as she plays works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, along with the full orchestra that will fill…

Tue 6 Jun

The Kitchen

£15 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Camerata In The Kitchen: Mozart

An orchestra in the Kitchen - a unique chance to see Manchester Camerata in a less formal setting, underneath the old Odeon’s Art Deco proscenium. Relax at the tables in the Kitchen and enjoy soloist Litsa Tunnah performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 2 and a wonderful selection of sung music from up and coming soprano…

Mon 5 Jun

The Kitchen

£15 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: David Bowers
  • Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Alexa Blair Robertson, Jason Drucker, Charlie Wright
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

Greg (Drucker) and Rodrick (Wright) go on a two-day road trip with their family in order to attend a birthday party. The fourth film in the sequence completely recasts the main characters (the previous ones having become too old) and despite likeable performances it’s only moderately amusing.

Fri 26 May

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 27 May

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 28 May

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 1 Jun

Dr Graham Atkin on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Dr Graham Atkin, from the University of Chester’s Department of English, will talk about conflict as comedy, sleep and dreams, desire and death and plays within plays in Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Thu 8 Jun

Garret Theatre

Free / 01244 409113

Ensemble Deva: Lunchtime Concert

Abel Selaocoe – cello Delia Stevens – percussion Young, vibrant, energetic music that crosses boundaries played by two of Ensemble Deva’s amazing new talents. Plus a world premiere of a brand new piece devised by the youngsters who attended their workshop earlier in the day. A short lunchtime concert to set the pulses…

Tue 30 May

Garret Theatre

£10 / 01244 409113

The Fits

This screening is inspired by WOW: Women of the World Chester, coming to Storyhouse 20-21 May Director: Anna Rose Holmer Stars: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Lauren Gibson This gripping tale of adolescent mass hysteria is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni (Royalty Hightower), a tomboy assimilating…

Wed 24 May

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

  • 18:30

Footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the Storyhouse stage in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and…

Tue 5 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 6 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 7 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

Gran Caffè Venezia

This concert has been a sold-out favourite for the past 4 years and this time it’s in an actual caffè, in Storyhouse. Sit at tables with wonderful food and summer drinks to complement the kind of sumptuous music you would hear in a Venetian caffè if it were taken over by world class musicians who were determined to…

Wed 7 Jun

The Kitchen

£30 / 01244 409113

John le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley

A unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall.

Thu 7 Sep

Cinema

£15.50 / 01244 409113

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Tue 19 Sep

£22 / 01244 409113

Julius Caesar

Traitor, or "the  noblest Roman of them all"?  Shakespeare's immortal political thriller steps into the shadowy corridors of power, where friendship collides with ambition in the ultimate tale of honour and betrayal. Was ever a play as relevant as this one today…? Plays in both Storyhouse and Grosvenor Park Open Air…

Fri 23 Jun

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Sat 24 Jun

Multiple Venues

£22.50–£27.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 25 Jun

Multiple Venues

£18.50–£27.50 / 01244 409113

…and 22 more dates until 27 Aug

Kabantu

Joyful music for a summer’s evening: Kabantu are a five-piece who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe. Vocal harmonies from South Africa coalesce with everything from Celtic reels and Brazilian samba to Balkan folk music and beyond. Kabantu throw away the rule-book to bridge countries and cultures…

Thu 1 Jun

£16 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Fri 20 Oct

£25 / 01244 409113

The LEGO Batman Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris McKay
  • Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
  • UK release: 10 February 2017

Batman (Arnett) is such a self-absorbed loner that even the Joker (Galifianakis) is peeved that Bats won’t recognise him as his greatest enemy, so the villain constructs a dastardly plot that incorporates every villain he can find, including the Daleks. Packed with gags and inventiveness, it’s tremendous fun.

Sat 3 Jun

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Mark Billingham and John Connolly in Conversation

Don’t just read the books - meet the authors… Storyhouse is all about bringing stories to life and on Wednesday 21st June, best-selling crime writers Mark Billingham and John Connolly will do just that. This is a chance to listen to two masters of their craft talk about their latest books featuring detectives Tom Thorne…

Wed 21 Jun

Garret Theatre

£5 / 01244 409113

A Midsummer Night's Dream

In a carnival of colour and celebration; Storyhouse’s Alex Clifton directs Shakespeare’s most popular play. Performed at both our venues, you can choose between visiting Storyhouse, the north west’s brand new theatre and arts centre, or Chester’s beautiful Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. On midsummer night, four young…

Fri 9 Jun

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Sat 10 Jun

Multiple Venues

£22.50–£27.50 / 01244 409113

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Sun 11 Jun

Multiple Venues

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

…and 27 more dates until 27 Aug

Mindhorn

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
  • Cast: Essie Davis, Julian Barratt, Richard McCabe, Alex Wyndham, Alannah Olivia
  • UK release: 5 February 2017

Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) was the star of an 80s British TV series in which he was an MI5 agent with an optical lie detector who could ‘see the truth’; in the present day, a serial killer case draws him in. Endearingly silly comedy with a fully committed performance from Barratt; fans of Partridge and…

Wed 24 May

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

  • 11:00
  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Thu 25 May

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Murmurations: the #makechester talks

We believe we get the city we deserve so we’re helping to make the city we want. Join us for our second year of the #makechester talks inspired by the Do Lectures Manifesto of a Doer, with more fantastic speakers from places like Welsh adventure organisation The TYF Group, the BBC, The Good Life Experience, Urban…

Fri 23 Jun

Garret Theatre

£40 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 20 Jul

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 27 Jul

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

Sat 10 Jun

Cinema

£10 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Salome

  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

Thu 22 Jun

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£19.50 / 01244 409113

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

  • 1975
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Miloš Forman
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Forman's classic film adaptation of Ken Kesey's seminal novel, one of the very best films from a brilliant era in US filmmaking.

Sun 4 Jun

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 5 Jun

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience

  • 2017
  • 60 min
  • U

Nine brand new episodes of Peppa Pig including 'Peppa Visits London’, ‘The Police, ‘Canal Boat’, ‘The Zoo’ and ‘Move to the Music'. These are followed by a four-part story where Peppa goes on holiday to Australia to visit her old friend, Kylie Kangaroo.

Tue 6 Jun

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Royal Opera House: Otello

  • 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder.

Wed 28 Jun

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

The Salesman

Director: Asghar Farhadi Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi Director Asghar Farhadi won his second Best Picture in a Foreign Language Oscar this year for The Salesman. A domestic drama centred round a couple facing a fractious time in their relationship. A schoolteacher, Emad, and his wife Rana are…

Sun 11 Jun

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 12 Jun

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 14 Jun

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

The Secret Seven

Storyhouse celebrates its first Christmas with the major stage adaptation of Enid Blyton’s beloved book The Secret Seven, brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed productions The Wind in The Willows and Stig of the Dump. In this, their first ever adventure, the Secret Seven are on the trail of strange…

Fri 1 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

Sat 2 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

Sun 3 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

…and 31 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Sing

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Garth Jennings
  • Written by: Garth Jennings
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson

Koala impresario Buster Moon (McConaughey) decides to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition. Most of the humour comes from cute critters singing occasionally inappropriate songs; the plot is spread far too thin and there no real surprises, but it ticks the usual boxes.

Sat 27 May

Cinema

£4 (Children £4) / 01244 409113

Sun 28 May

Cinema

£4 (Children £4) / 01244 409113

Spamalot

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. We join King Arthur as he travels around the land gathering his Knights of the Round Table. This band of hapless…

Tue 31 Oct

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 1 Nov

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 2 Nov

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Tue 3 Oct

£24.50 / 01244 409113

Tales of Offenbach

From Opera della Luna: two outrageous operas in one crazy evening Croquefor, or The Last of the Paladins Music: Jacques Offenbach Libretto: Adolphe Jaime & Etienne Trefeu First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, February 12, 1857 New English Version: Jeff Clarke – First performance July 23 2016…

Fri 22 Sep

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 23 Sep

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Tales of the Dark Woods with Craig Charles

Craig Charles’s Tales of the Dark Woods comes to Storyhouse! The actor, presenter, poet and broadcaster tells his own version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood, underscored by musicians from Ensemble Deva, playing composer Iain Farrington’s haunting new music. Plus The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, made famous by Disney’s…

Mon 29 May

£17.50–£27.50 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Tangomotion

A journey into the heart of Tango Argentino from company Tango Siempre.

Wed 18 Oct

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Things I Know To Be True

A new play by Andrew Bovell Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn. As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True…

Tue 7 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 8 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 9 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

When Marnie Was There

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Jamie Simone Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis From the famed Studio Ghibli Japanese production house, comes this beautiful animated story in which a young girl sent to live in the country befriends a mysterious girl in an abandoned mansion house. Age Rating…

Sat 24 Jun

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Workshop: Music-Making with Abel & Delia

Music-making workshop with cellist Abel Selaocoe and percussionist Delia Stevens. In 90 minutes you’ll devise a communal piece and then perform it with Abel and Delia in concert at 1pm in the Garret Theatre (as well as receiving a free ticket for the rest of the wonderful concert). Be one of the first people to perform…

Tue 30 May

Garret Theatre

£20 / 01244 409113

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