Storyhouse, a brand new £37-million theatre, cinema and library complex in Chester, has announced details for the new venue's inaugural theatre season.

Storyhouse will open in May 2017 with a run of four home-produced shows, performed in rep, by a company of 26.

The theatre’s first season will comprise a new musical based on The Beggar's Opera; the premiere of playwright Glyn Maxwell’s new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland; Shakespeare’s political thriller Julius Caesar; and comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The season will run from 11th May until 27th August. The four shows are spread across the summer and audiences will be able to choose between seeing productions in the new theatre, and in Storyhouse’s Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar will transfer to Grosvenor Park for the height of summer, whilst The Beggar’s Opera will continue inside.

Theatre dates:

The Beggar's Opera
Storyhouse stage: 11th May – 19th August

Alice in Wonderland
Storyhouse stage: 19th May – 9th July
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre: 15th July – 20th August

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Storyhouse stage: 9th June – 16th July
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre: 21st July – 27th August

Julius Caesar
Storyhouse stage: 23rd June – 30th July
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre: 3rd August – 27th August

Groups travel organisers will save ten per cent on tickets when booking for parties of ten or more, and 15 per cent when booking for parties of 25 or more.

About Storyhouse

Storyhouse has been carved out of the Grade II listed shell of the former Odeon cinema, alongside a new brick and translucent glass extension.

The Storyhouse library, restaurant and cinema are housed in the former Odeon’s art-deco interior.

The flexible 800/500-seat auditorium, 150-seat community studio and rooftop bar are housed in the new extension.

Group travel organisers should visit for more information, and to book tickets.

(Photo credit: Bennetts Associates).