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 6 Dec
Inspired sessions of story, song, music & dance bring the true spirit of a Scottish ceilidh, led by Mairi Campbell with occasional special guests. A different experience each time with no expe…
Fri 9 Dec
The series continues with Ruth Kirkpatrick and Beverley Bryant sharing an evening of their favourite stories, with plenty of midwinter charm.
Drawing on their experiences and inspirations from …
Fri 9 Dec
What are the skills, experiences & inspirations that drive contemporary storytelling? Ruth Kirkpatrick and Beverley Bryant open a discussion on the arts of oral storytelling for storytellers …
Sat 3 Dec
Inspired by the folk tradition’s wonderful repertoire of Christmas & midwinter songs, Christine Kydd offers an afternoon of wintery songs. Set yourself up for an inspiring winter of song as sh…
Sat 14 Jan
A day for everyone interested in the creative presentation of history, heritage and archaeology, exploring live site-based interpretation, heritage projects and tours.
Be guided from creative i…
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.