Storyhouse Chester reveals biggest ever summer season with over 200 events

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Storyhouse Chester has unveiled their biggest ever summer season from May.

Following news that outdoor and socially distanced events would be permitted from 17 May, Storyhouse has announced big plans for summer 2021.


Its acclaimed Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is currently scheduled to open earlier than normal and as early as 22 May, whilst Moonlight Flicks open air cinema will also run from the May half term at Chester Cathedral’s Dean’s Field, along with other flagship venues in the region including Wirral’s Claremont Farm.

Andrew Bentley, Storyhouse’s CEO said: “Spring is finally here and looking back we’ve had about as good a year as we could manage. The difference has been the incredible help from our community, including over 5,000 who have joined as members and as regular donors.

“We’ve raised over £2.5m in this last year to keep us afloat. This support is still crucial to our survival and we are so thankful. We brought some joy at Christmas and now we are about to embark on our longest summer ever.”

Alex Clifton, Storyhouse’s Artistic Director added: “We’re launching a summer of festivity, joy and healing – together in the sunshine – a real summer of love. We’re planning a barn-raising, together-again party with the roof off.

“Plays and movies and family activities: all of us together in the city’s parks and open spaces, loving our city, and reconnecting with each other, in the summer sunshine.”

Full details about the season will be revealed in the coming weeks with tickets on sale to first to Storyhouse Card members.

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