How To Find Us
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is in Grosvenor Park, 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. Chester Bus Interchange is also a 10 minute 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.)
This car park is open until midnight, and disabled parking is available.
There are various other city centre car parks available. See local car parks. Please check closing times as in the event of rain delay the finish time may be a little later. Street parking is also available at evenings and weekends a few minutes walk away.
Being outside will be an integral part of the experience. We’ve witnessed some baking afternoons, inspiring sunsets, and the odd thunderstorm. If you’re worried, you can buy a ticket for the covered area.
Come prepared – for matinées bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. For early evening performances bring warm clothes. Raincoats are recommended; you may bring an umbrella but please don’t use it if it can block anyone’s view. Don’t worry if you’ve left without these – we’ll be providing blankets, waterproof ponchos and umbrellas for sale on site too.
Occasionally very bad weather may mean we have to stop and restart the show, we allow for up to 60 minutes delay.
We will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time, as the weather can change very quickly.
If we have to cancel the show, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or new tickets for a different date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Arrive early to enjoy a pre-show Pimms, Aperol Spritz, ice-cold local beers or frozen Margarita in the sunshine from our tepee bar. Theatre doors open one hour before the performance start time, allowing for plenty of time to get settled and soak up the atmosphere. Seating is unreserved so we recommend arriving as early as you can to ensure you get your favourite spot.
Are there any toilets? Yes. The toilets, including accessible and baby changing facilities, are approximately a 2 minute walk from the theatre.
Can I bring my own food and drink? You are welcome to bring any food and drink (including alcohol) that you like along with you. The tepee bar will be serving up local craft beers, frozen cocktails and soft drinks. Fresh wood-fired whole pizzas are available to pre-order here for collection when you arrive. Pizza slices and other hot food and Belgian Waffles will be available to buy onsite.
How long are the performances? 2023’s performance running times will be announced soon.
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.
Are dogs allowed? Only guide dogs are allowed onsite.
Will there be accessible shows? Yes! Find out more here.