Food, Drink & NEW for 2019 - Hot Pizza!
This summer our chefs at Twelfth Slice will be serving up our very own fresh, wood-fired pizzas for you to enjoy during the show. Your pizza will be ready before the performance, fresh from the oven.
Roasted Vegetable (9″)
All £7 if you pre-order or £8 at the show.
Pizzas can be pre-ordered up to 24 hours before your visit, simply select the performance you are attending to order your pizza.
The bar will be fully stocked with a range of wine and fizz, crafts beers, cocktails, hot and cold drinks, soft drinks, snacks and sweets.
You are very welcome to bring your own snacks, picnic or hot food along with you, and drinks (including alcohol).
How To Find Us
Grosvenor Park is located in the heart of Chester city centre. If you are using a sat nav, use postcode CH1 1QQ (Vicars Lane). You can also follow the AA Road Signs to Open Air Theatre. Local, regional and national train services all run from Chester Station, which is a 10 minute walk away. And, Chester Bus Station is also just a short walk away
The nearest car park is the NCP at Pepper Street (follow the AA Road signs for parking) and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Customers will receive a 25% discount on standard tariff if arriving before 6pm, or a 50% discount if parking after 6pm (subject to availability, you will be given a ticket on at the theatre to redeem).
This car park is open until midnight, and disabled parking is available.
If you use other car parks then please check closing times as in the event of rain delay the finish time may be a little later. If using the Newgate car park (Grosvenor Shopping Centre) then evening access is via the car ramp. Otherwise street parking is available at night a few minutes walk away.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is fully accessible, with accessible toilets on-site. Wheelchair users can book a Picnic Chair or Picnic Terrace ticket and transfer to the Picnic Chair or Picnic Terrace, or if they prefer can let a member of staff know when they arrive to move a Picnic Chair so that he wheelchair can remain.
(Covered Terrace seating has steps up to it so is not accessible).
If you have any extra requirements, please let us know on 01244409113. Free Essential Companion tickets are available – click here for more information.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre performances are more relaxed and informal than traditional theatre environments, and are well-suited to audiences who attend Relaxed Performances elsewhere. This also benefits young children, as they are able to move around and do not have to be silent. Prams cannot be taken into the Theatre, but can be left in the Pram Park.
The nearest car park with disabled parking spots is NCP Pepper Street (see above)
Times, Facilities and Photography
Theatre doors open one hour before the performance start time, allowing for plenty of time to get settled to soak up the atmosphere. Seating is unreserved so we recommend arriving as early as you can to ensure you get your favourite spot.
How long are the performances?
Twelfth Night – approximately 3hours
The Borrowers – approximately 2hours
Henry V – approximately 2hours 40minutes
all times subject to change and include an interval
What if I am late?
Latecomers will be admitted during an appropriate moment in the performance.
Can I take photos?
You are welcome to take photos in the park and in the auditorium but please do not take any photographs during the show. Share your pictures of yourselves and your picnics with us online @storyhouselive. Use the hashtag #ThePark -or try a #GPOATSelfie!
Are there any toilets?
Yes, Grosvenor Park has recently been refurbished with new toilet facilities (including accessible and baby changing facilities). The toilets are approximately a 30-second walk from the theatre.
Being outside will be an integral part of your (and the actors’!) experience. We’ve witnessed some gloriously balmy afternoons, inspiring sunsets and even the odd thunderstorm. If you’re worried, buy a covered seat!
Our advice is to come as prepared as possible for all types of weather. For matinées bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, and for evening performances we would recommend bringing warm clothes. Raincoats are recommended; you may bring an umbrella but please refrain from using it during the performance.
Occasionally very bad weather may mean we have to stop and re-start the show, with a maximum 60 minutes delay allowed. We have a covered tent area for audiences in uncovered seats to take shelter. If bad weather continues beyond 60 minutes, we may have to cancel the show. In this instance, you will be offered either a full refund, the chance to see a different performance, or the value of the ticket in Storyhouse vouchers.
We will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time, as the weather can change very quickly.