Experience Storyhouse at Christmas 2023

Experience Storyhouse at Christmas 2023
Storyhouse at Christmas

This festive season, Storyhouse, Chester’s theatre, cinema, library and community hub has announced a dazzling array of festive events and entertainment for all to enjoy. From the Christmas show Cinderella to interactive experiences, classic film screenings, holiday boredom busters and heartwarming community initiatives, Storyhouse is the ultimate destination for festive fun.

The highlight of Storyhouse’s Christmas programme is the season spectacular Cinderella. Get ready to embark on a magical journey filled with interactive moments and timeless pop favourites. This enchanting production will run from 1 December to 6 January, ensuring audiences have plenty of opportunities to join the festivities. 

Festive Fun for Everyone 

But the excitement doesn’t stop there, Storyhouse has a calendar brimming with activities and events for all tastes.

Wreath Making Workshops (29 November – 8 December): Unleash your creative spirit and craft your very own festive wreath. 


Festive Family Film Favourites every weekend in December: gather the family and enjoy heartwarming classics including How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Polar Express and Arthur Christmas followed by free arts and crafts in Storyhouse library.

Christmas Flicks (17 – 19 December): Dive into the holiday spirit with Christmas classics under The Kitchen big screen, including It’s a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Home Alone , accompanied by delectable festive food prepared by Storyhouse’s talented chefs.

Parent and Baby

Timeless rom-com Love Actually will be the seasonal parent and baby screening.

CBeebies Christmas Panto (2 – 9 December): Enjoy the magic of CBeebies Christmas Panto Robin Hood live in Storyhouse’s independent boutique cinema.

Discover the enchantment of ballet with a sparkling festive treat for the whole family: Royal Opera House’s live screening of the iconic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker (12 December)

Plus, latest cinematic blockbusters to be revealed soon.

Community Events  

Big Christmas Singalong (3 December): Join us under Storyhouse’s grand Christmas tree for a magical evening of carols and festive favourites with Chester-based musical maestro Matt Baker. Expect Silent Night and Good King Wenceslas sang by a choir of hundreds.

An Independent Makers Market, Vinyl and Print Fair (30 November): Find unique holiday gifts and a showcase of the city’s craft talent, plus enjoy Storyhouse’s new winter cocktail menu.

Murder Mystery: Have Yourself A Merry Little Murder (9 & 16 December): Immerse yourself in a joyful and festive alternative theatre experience. 

A Season of Giving 

Storyhouse is a charity, every penny of profit goes back into the community programmes, supporting Chester’s most vulnerable young people and socially isolated older individuals.

Annabel Turpin CEO said  

I am very excited for my first Christmas in both Chester and Storyhouse! We invite everyone to make Storyhouse your destination for a joyful, charitable, and unforgettable Christmas experience. Join us for these wonderful events, and let’s celebrate the season together. 

To find out more and book visit storyhouse.com

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