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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 30 Sep
With special guest, Little Fire (Jamie McGeechan)
Scottish singer-songwriter Kat Healy performs an intimate acoustic set of new material with her band, in support of her latest release Wolf, cr…
Sat 1 Oct
When three old friends reunite after many years, a ferry trip to see Arran's migrating swans turns out to be the trip of a lifetime. This poignant, often hilarious play by Jack Dickson is a mu…
Sat 8 Oct
Explore the performance aspect of live storytelling. How do traditional ways of storytelling interact with drama? What are the performance skills available and how can audience participation b…
Fri 7 Oct
What are the skills involved in facilitating small groups? How can creativity and wellbeing support each other? This is the first in a series exploring core participative skills and attitudes,…
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.