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)
Tue 25 Oct
Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire.
Hosted by st…
Tue 25 Oct
A unique, multilingual storytelling creation between Finnish Rune singer and storyteller, Anna-Maria Toivonen and Highland Perthshire storyteller, Claire Hewitt.
Step with them into The Land of…
Wed 26 Oct
Enter the Garden of Dreams, make yourself comfortable and enjoy a night of tasty stories with the enchanting Shonaleigh.
Multi-cultural buffet included, along with a multi-option menu of ever f…
Sat 12 Nov
Join performance poet Jenny Lindsay for a creative writing workshop which will explore ways to use personal stories to create imaginative literature for a live audience. This workshop is aimed…
Wed 26 Oct
Join Colombian-Chilean storyteller Daniel Hernández to explore the parallels between the art of living and the art of telling stories.
In this workshop, he will take you through his three step …
Thu 27 Oct
Ever wished your voice sounded better, richer, or more expressive?
Join storyteller and voice teacher Giles Abbott to learn how to connect to your natural voice quickly and simply, hearing your…
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.