A vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile showcasing Scotland's Culture. We have live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops happening all year round. Visit us to discover Scotland’s rich story heritage, find our dragon’s nest, enjoy our storywall or simply relax in our venue and soak in the atmosphere.
Let’s start a new story together.
'Everything about this space is great, its clean, warm, welcoming and with lots of information and helpful staff.'
'a place dedicated to the fine art of telling stories. And it is fabulous.'
(Edd McCracken, Book Riot)
Sat 1 Apr
The Art of the Storyteller series continues with Mara Menzies and David Campbell.
Enjoy an evening of their favourite tales alongside their experiences and inspirations from storytelling past a…
Thu 6 – Sat 8 Apr
By Shona Reppe
The clues are in its pages… Everything is flat, pressed, squished. A dusty, musty smell mixes with the scent of old lavender and a string lifts a flap to reveal a hidden door. Sl…
Sat 1 Apr
Mara Menzies and David Campbell open a discussion on the arts of oral storytelling for storytellers of all kinds.
What are the skills, experiences and inspirations that drive contemporary story…
Fri 26 May
An intensive day for everyone who has to prepare and submit funding applications on behalf of cultural and community organisations. Participants are welcome to bring a current or proposed prac…
Wed 17 May
DATE CHANGE - This event will now be held on Wed 17 May, not Wed 31 May as previously advertised.
Sophia Labadi explores the UNESCO framework for identifying and protecting heritage nationally,…
Currently based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) brings together Scotland's performance traditions – storytelling, music and dance - under a new umbrella.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival runs from Friday 23 - Sunday 30 October.
Explore, uncover and immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling for 10 days in Edinburgh.