The Storey

Enjoy an exciting array of literary performances, workshops and art exhibitions throughout the year at The Storey (formerly known as The Storey Creative Industries Centre).

The centre, in the heart of Lancaster also houses Lancaster’s Visitor Information Centre (open Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm) and the Printroom Café and Bar; the latest contemporary Café & Bar to join Lancaster’s popular Coffee Quarter.

The centre has been central to Lancaster’s artistic, technical and scientific innovation for over 130 years. It is a purpose designed centre for the creative industries, featuring art galleries, auditoria and guest exhibitions.

The Storey Gardens are now open Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) 10am to 4pm March – October and 10am to 3pm November – February.  Admission is free and access is through The Storey building.


In March, The Storey will host the majority of Litfest‘s events, alongside the Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster Castle and Lancaster Library. This annual literature festival will offer fiction, poetry, history, nature writing, storytelling and discussion about topical and local issues:

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