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)
Thu 4 – Fri 19 Aug (not 10)
A powerful exploration of one of the world’s most intriguing, yet little known female rulers. Born in ancient Angola into a patriarchal society, Nzinga defied tradition to become Queen aged 50…
Mon 1 Aug
with Donald Smith
How did Scotland come to be? Who and what made it a geography, a nation, and a society? And what in that context do we mean by 'Celtic'? An insightful introduction to the week…
Thu 4 Aug
with Erin Farley
Rituals, folk dramas and beliefs have survived through the centuries as Scots past and present live through seasonal changes and the weather that shapes the environment.
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.