Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by the Duchess of Sussex, will formally open Storyhouse in Chester on Thursday 14 June.
The pair will be taken on a tour to experience several of the many activities taking place throughout the building. Storyhouse is one of the country’s most successful cultural buildings, with one million customers in its first year. The pioneering new library within Storyhouse, where members of the community work alongside city librarians, boasts the longest opening hours of any UK public library. The company also runs a highly successful theatre company which has gained national acclaim for its new stage adaptations, including the first ever version of Enid Blyton’s The Secret Seven. Storyhouse also runs the country’s most successful regional open-air theatre company, in the city’s main park.
Storyhouse offers over 2,000 activities each year for local marginalised groups, including autism friendly colouring sessions, sewing groups for refugees and regular classes for isolated and older communities.
Storyhouse in numbers, one year after opening:
Her Majesty will unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of Storyhouse.