Storyhouse is a creative community. As a diverse cultural organisation, our home is one of the country’s most successful cultural buildings housing a cinema, theatres and a library. Last year we welcomed 735,000 people through our doors. We are both a community hub and combined arts producer.
In 2022, we supported 5,465 young people to connect and create, ran 200 free rhyme-time sessions, created 499 magical performances indoors and outdoors, sold 101,461 theatre tickets and hosted a total of 1,031 cinema screenings.
We work extensively with young people and provide a range of different programmes, from youth theatre and our young company, to young leaders, young programmers, and our many schools and education programmes. Throughout our work we collaborate with local partners to ensure we are reaching the people that would usually have the least opportunity to participate.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, which we founded in 2010, is the UK’s largest regional open-air theatre, welcoming over 25,000 every summer.
We’ve become an essential part of the region’s cultural landscape and a place of safety and support for the community - especially for young people, giving them a space where they can reimagine their place in the world. Over 40 community groups use us as a base for creative activity each month, including LGBTQIA+ and disability groups, refugee integration activities, mental health support sessions, and groups combatting social exclusion by age.
We are incredibly lucky to be supported by nearly 200 volunteers!