The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events and festivals. The venue and its staff have a welcoming spirit, inclusive nature and talent and creative skill to boot.

What makes the centre special?

It is unique approach to collaboration and the welcome it affords performers, customers and audiences. The Centre’s ethos is summed up nicely by the old Scottish proverb, “The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart”.

What is Storytelling?

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Stories are everywhere – in newspapers, books, on TV and the internet. Everyday conversation is full of anecdotes and real life stories. Storytelling helps us understand our environment and personal experience.


John Knox House

A-listed building dating back to 1470 which houses an exhibition exploring the Scottish Reformation. A very unique and historic setting for small-scale events, like wine-tastings or intimate wedding blessings. A guided tour of the house can also be arranged as part of your event, plus Story Tours for those wanting further insight into Old Edinburgh and its characters.

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