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Brilliant musical - “Summer Holiday”. Loads of talent,fun in a great venue. We almost going but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Summer Holiday

This was the first time I'd seen a show at the Story House. We loved Summer Holiday, it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Storyhouse is Chester's brand new theatre, cinema, library, restaurant and bar. A renovation of an Art Deco 1930s Odeon, the building houses two theatres, with a home-produced summer season and an autumn touring season encompassing comedy, drama...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Storyhouse Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR, England
+44 1244 409113
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant musical - “Summer Holiday”. Loads of talent,fun in a great venue. We almost going but managed to get tickets at the last moment. It’s always checking availability. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the first time I'd seen a show at the Story House. We loved Summer Holiday, it was a brilliant musical. Well cast, Ray Quinn was great as the lead, but must say, the bus was the star of the show. Great afternoon out....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to see shows big touring shows or one night productions storyhouse staff nice friendly and greeting ice cream reasonably priced at £2.50p a tub bar prices have dropped glad the management listen to feedback was nearly £6 for a 330ml can of ipa...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent performance by Ray Quinn and cast in Summer Holiday. Real feel good show smiled from start to finish. Comfy seats good view from row h seats 10 11 and 12. First visit to story house would highly recommend. Not to be missed show

Thank paulanchris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When the Storyhouse was built I was skeptical. I was gutted the library was moving into the new building, and thought Chester would never attract the shows I was interested in. How wrong I was. Storyhouse is simply gorgeous. Despite its faults ( kids library...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic night watching Greatest Showman in the Roman gardens , really well organised and will definitely return next year !

Thank Stu C
Ellie F, Marketing at Storyhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Stu!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This smart arts and theatre complex is also home to a nice cafe which sells some of the best carrot cake I've had

Thank Mossman19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cinema and very pleasantly surprise. Comfortable modern seating and lovely environment. No difficult steps to negotiate in the dark. Staff very friendly. Even supplied cushions for extra comfort if anyone wanted one just pick it up from by the stage as you go...More

Thank sandraeo
Ellie F, Marketing at Storyhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sandra - thank you for this lovely review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a fact of life that more people will take the time to complain rather than praise so please do not let any poor reviews detract from this venue. Visited many times for the theatre, music and a quiet read with a drink. Perfection isn’t...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why do they serve drunken people with more alcohol and then let them into the theatre? I attended the comedy night on Saturday where the two comedians were brilliant. What spoilt it however was having late arrivals who were clearly drunk bringing more drink from...More

Thank bas402017
Ellie F, Marketing at Storyhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Our apologies that your night was affected by these audience members. We're glad that you enjoyed the show anyway.

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12 September 2018|
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Response from UKDiver2007 | Reviewed this property |
The theatre is new, built as part of the update a few years ago. I’ve been a couple times, and I am reasonably sure that it is to modern standards, and with a reasonable legroom. I don’t have long legs though so legroom is... More
Mertyl M
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Crown Plaza hotel is the nearest but there is local pubs in the area where you can stay also, hope this helps
5 March 2018|
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Response from jeremy_hartigan | Reviewed this property |
Yes directly outside