VENUES 2022

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FREE EVENT IN MANY VENUES THROUGHOUT THE CITY 2022:
Fri-Sat 1/2 July 10am-5pm Sun 3 July 11am-4pm

Cathedral and Quaker Meeting House Venues Sunday Hrs 12:30-4pm

Grosvenor Shopping Centre Central Atrium Saturday Hrs 10-4pm

“It was great . . . to be using a variety of venues: we felt that this gave the artwork a context which encouraged us to look at some things more closely than we might have done otherwise . . . Not knowing exactly what to expect in each place gave us a sense of discovery . . . We felt we benefited from the walk between venues: it gave us some space to absorb what we had seen, to discuss and to look forward to what we might see next; we felt relaxed about being able to take things in rather than the feeling of information overload that we have so often felt when we visit museums or art galleries . . .”

John and Clare, 2018 Trail Visitors

Look out for our venue signs.

(Downloadable arrow signs are at the bottom of this page for venues who for any reason need to print more than we give you.)

Venues 1 & 3 are street locations with open viewing all the time.

Please click on the venue image below to link to its website.

Our trail map only shows some of the parking possibilities in the city – see here for more.

You’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink (plus toilets) amongst our venues. Just a few have no wheelchair access usually due the nature of old Chester buildings.

CWaC: click: ‘City Centre Chester Access: A Guide for Disabled People”.
Please note the above guide does not show Hunter Street where Storyhouse is  – please use our trail map. Neither maps fully show the current major developments around Northgate Street which are yet to be completed.

Please note: Storyhouse, Venue 17, has a ‘Changing Places’ toilet facility.

Venue 1: Brook Street Mural
Open viewing

Venue 2: Bowling Green Court, Brook Street

Toilets Available

Venue 3: Super Trees Subway
(a ‘City Forest’) – Open viewing

(See murals on subway tunnels & in Super Trees area – the tunnel underwater theme one has been made by Wendy Connolly, our artist in Bowling Green Court)

Venue 4: Quaker Meeting House, Union Walk, Frodsham Street

Toilets available
No wheelchair access
See website for details:
Scroll down to bottom of link page

Venue 5: Marks & Spencer, Frodsham Street

Café, Toilets

Venue 6: Søstrene Grene, 6-8 Newgate St, Grosvenor Precinct, Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 7: Grosvenor Shopping Centre Central Atrium

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 8: Whitewall Galleries, Unit 5-7, St. Michael’s Row, Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 9: Jigsaw, 39, 41 Bridge Street (Row)

Café & toilets in
Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Venue 10: Bloom & Albion, 12 Bridge Street

No wheelchair access
Café & toilets second floor

Venue 11: Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51/53 Watergate Row

No wheelchair access

Venue 12: Watergate Street Gallery
60 Watergate Street Chester

No wheelchair access

Venue 13: Pictura Studios, 5 Eastgate Street (Row)

Wheelchair access
via Godstall Lane

from St Werburgh Street
Café & toilets

Venue 14: Sea Salt Cornwall, 3-5 St Werburgh Street

Venue 15: CASC: Contemporary Art Space Chester, University of Chester
Forum Shopping Centre

Shopping centre has café & toilets

Chester Art Beat joins CASC at their 2022 major visual arts degree show, showcasing the work of 120 undergraduates

Venue 16: Chester Cathedral, Chapter House,
St Werburgh Street

Café & toilets
Ask to be shown wheelchair access to Chapter House

Venue 17: Storyhouse, The Den, Hunter Street

Café & toilets plus
Changes Places Toilet Facility

Venue 18: Glass Deva
7-8 Rufus Court, Chester, CH1 2JW