Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43–45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
  • Telephone 0131 556 9579
  • Seasonal times Sep 1–Jul 31: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; closed Sun. Jul 1–Aug 31: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm.
  • Admission Free entry to SSC; John Knox House £5 (£4; children £1; under 7s free).
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  • Website www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre
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Scottish Storytelling Centre

A stylish contemporary building appended to the 15th-century home of Protestant reformer John Knox, housing materials relating to Scotland's rich oral culture. Located on the Royal Mile, the Centre incorporates historic John Knox House, the 99-seat Netherbow Theatre and the George Mackay Brown Library, and is the headquarters of the Scottish Storytelling Network. It is also home to the Storytelling Café, and is heavily involved in festival events throughout the year.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

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Tuesday 24 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Wednesday 25 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Thursday 26 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Friday 27 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 07724 549 817

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Saturday 28 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£5 (£4) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Sunday 29 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£2 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£7.50 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£9 (£7.50) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Monday 30 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£8 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Tuesday 31 October

Times & prices vary 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

£25 0131 556 9579

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Friday 3 November

£5 0131 556 9579

Saturday 4 November

£5 0131 556 9579
Children £5 0131 556 9579

Part of Africa In Motion.

£12 (£10) 0131 556 9579

Monday 6 November

Free 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 7 November

£5 0131 556 9579

Honk! Honk! Rattle! Rattle! with Renita Boyle

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Honk! Honk! Rattle! Rattle! with Renita Boyle

Wednesday 8 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Thursday 9 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Friday 10 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Saturday 11 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£15 (£12) 0131 556 9579
£24 (£18) 0131 556 9579
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Carrying Stream Festival.

£15 (£12) 0131 556 9579

Sunday 12 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Monday 13 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 14 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Wednesday 15 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Thursday 16 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Friday 17 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£15 (Members £12) 0131 556 9579
£8 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Saturday 18 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£24 (£18) 0131 556 9579
£8 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Sunday 19 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Monday 20 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Reformation Dramas: From Robin Hood to Mystery Plays and The Satire of the Three Estates.

£5 0131 556 9579

All Mary's Men: To lose one husband might be careless or unfortunate but to lose three and almost net a fourth seems extravagant. Who were Mary’s men, and what went wrong?

Tuesday 21 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Kings, Demons and Witches: Why did witchcraft in Scotland become a focus for fear and persecution?

£5 0131 556 9579

Wars of Religion: Despite his personal motto, ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’, James VI and I set the scene for a century of bloody conflict. Why was seventeenth century Scotland so tragically divided and what is the legacy?

Wednesday 22 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Unionists and Jacobites: Explore the Old Town haunts of heroes, spies, sangsters and rebels.

£5 0131 556 9579

Protestant Union, Jacobite Cause: Why did the 1707 Union of Parliaments not settle Scotland’s conflicts? What drove the Jacobite Risings?

Thursday 23 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Tonight is 'Mythistory Tales' with Andy Cannon.

Friday 24 November

Free 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

*John Knox: A Long Goodbye?: Each succeeding century has had a different take on Knox- from historical player, to hero to scapegoat. Where are we now in the 21st century- on Protestantism, religion and politics?

£9 (Members £6) 0131 556 9579
£10 (£8) 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 28 November

Free 0131 556 9579

Thursday 30 November

£15 0131 556 9579

Monday 4 December

Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 5 December

Children £5 0131 556 9579

Enjoy some 'Freeezzzing Stories' with Lea Taylor on a trip to the frozen north.

Children £5 0131 556 9579

Enjoy some 'Freeezzzing Stories' with Lea Taylor on a trip to the frozen north.

Wednesday 6 December

£8 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Friday 8 December

£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579
£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579

Saturday 9 December

£5 0131 556 9579

Sam & Rosie's Christmas Adventure for 0–2 years.

£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579

Sam & Rosie's Christmas Adventure for 3–6 years.

£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579
£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579
£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579

Sunday 10 December

£8.50 (£5.50) 0131 556 9579

Thursday 14 December

£5 0131 556 9579

Cold Snap: Join Claire Druett for tales of snow-capped mountains, the shade of an eclipse and the chills of the heart.

Friday 15 December

Saturday 16 December

£8 (£6; Family £24) 0131 556 9579
£8 (£6; Family £24) 0131 556 9579
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Thursday 21 December

£10 (£8; Family £32) 0131 556 9579

Friday 22 December

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£10 (£8; Family £32) 0131 556 9579

Saturday 23 December

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£5 0131 556 9579
£10 (£8; Family £32) 0131 556 9579
£10 (£8; Family £32) 0131 556 9579

Thursday 28 December

£15 (Members £12) 0131 556 9579
£5 0131 556 9579

Friday 29 December

£5 0131 556 9579

The Burdies.

£5 0131 556 9579

Saturday 30 December

£5 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Free 0131 556 9579

Celebrating Robert Burns.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Free 0131 556 9579

St Patrick’s Day.

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Free 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Free 0131 556 9579

Summer Stramash.

Friday 19 October 2018

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Saturday 20 October 2018

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Sunday 21 October 2018

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Monday 22 October 2018

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

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Thursday 25 October 2018

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Friday 26 October 2018

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Saturday 27 October 2018

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Sunday 28 October 2018

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Monday 29 October 2018

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

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Wednesday 31 October 2018

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