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)
Fri 28 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…
Fri 28 Oct
Be prepared for an intimate evening where ancient Peruvian tales and legends are brought to life through the enchanting storyteller Wayqui (Brother) César Villegas Astete.
No landscape has done…
Sun 30 Oct
Come along and learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Hallowe’en guising with Macastory and Allison Galbraith, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade or prepare for guising …
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…
Thu 27 Oct (SOLD OUT)
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.