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We are transforming Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into a 21st century cultural centre. Storyhouse, with its two dynamic theatres, independent cinema, vibrant interwoven library and destination cafe bars will form a hub of local creativity and a world-class destination for the city’s visitors. It will be a place where art, film, performance and literature collide and where imagination and creative impulse are encouraged, nurtured and celebrated.


Storyhouse is a registered charity, we depend on the generosity of our audiences to help us produce artistic programmes across the region. In 2014 we embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign to allow us to deliver the RENEW project and the great news is that we’re almost there!


We have raised 98% of the £37m needed to create this ambitious venue but we now need your help to raise the final piece of funding. With your support we can create a home for emerging creative talent, bring great touring shows to our city and inspire younger generations through new experiences.


To celebrate Storyhouse, and to help us achieve that final piece of the funding jigsaw, we are giving residents, businesses, organisations and theatre fans the opportunity to sponsor a seat in the main auditorium from just £10 a month.


Simply download and print the application form and return to Storyhouse, 55-57 Watergate Row South, Chester, CH1 2LE or speak to a member of our development team on (01244) 409 113 to request a leaflet.


If you would like to find out more about how you or your business can help support the RENEW project through donations or sponsorship, including information about room naming opportunities, please email Julie on