The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. 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.
'a place dedicated to the fine art of telling stories. And it is fabulous.'
(Edd McCracken, Book Riot)
Tuesday 12 May & 9 June
The ever-popular Speakeasy returns with a cross section of exciting performers. Previous guests include Alan Bissett, Janey Godley, Prof Richard Wiseman, James Naughtie, Ian Rankin and many mo…
Wednesday 29 April
Bringing together a host of experience in traditional Scots song and contemporary songwriting, Mairi Campbell, Kim Edgar and Emily Smith examine the presentation and voice of women in Scots so…
Saturday 25 April
A hands-on, practical introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills.
This participative session is for anyone curious about discovering and developing their own storytelling talen…
Thursday 7 May
The Jacobites live on in song and story – in Scots and Gaelic – in Scotland and across the world.
On the year of its 300th anniversary, and on General Election Day, in this unique workshop, tra…
Friday 29 May
A creative workshop with Kirsty Law.
Come along for an open discussion and workshop on some of the greatest stories told through song then have a go at writing your own!
No previous writing expe…
Friday 22 May
Michael Williams explores the power of personal presentation in web communication.
Is it marketing or storytelling that really counts in communication?
This workshop is suitable for all artists …
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 Fri 24 October to Sun 2 November.
Explore, uncover and immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling for 10 days in Edinburgh.