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

There are 42 events at this location

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Fri 21 Jun

£10 (Members £8 Forum Members) / 01315569579

  • 17:30 – 20:00

Bal Folk: Dance Workshops & Social

Learn the steps to bal folk, the European version of ceilidh dancing, followed by an hour of social dancing to recorded and live music. Suitable for beginners. Led by Edinbal.

Wed 8 May

£5 (£3; Members £2.50) / 0131 556 9579

Wed 22 May

£5 (£3; Members £2.50) / 0131 556 9579

Wed 5 Jun

£5 (£3; Members £2.50) / 0131 556 9579

Café Voices

A relaxed session of oral storytelling, poetry by memory, music and song. The monthly session features an open-floor section for storytellers to tell their own tales.

Thu 16 May

£5 (Members £4.50) / 0131 556 9579

150 years of Jam, Jute and The People’s Friend

Thu 13 Jun

£5 (Members £4.50) / 0131 556 9579

Seven Hills

Tue 30 Apr

Free / 01315569579

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 11 May

Free (Ticketed) / 01315569579

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Sat 29 Jun

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 21:15

Sat 22 Jun

£9 (£7; Members £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Sun 23 Jun

£9 (£7; Members £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Family Beltane

A chance for kids to explore the Beltane story through storytelling, face painting and arts and crafts. Suitable for accompanied children over 5.

Sat 27 Apr

£5 / 0131 556 9579

Family Ceilidh

A ceilidh for all the family – all dances are called and young 'uns get their own, easier, circles.

Sat 27 Apr

£5 / 0131 556 9579

  • 15:00 – 16:30

Sat 25 May

£12 (£10; Members £9.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 21:15

Mon 13 May

£5 / 01315569579

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Tue 14 May

£5 / 01315569579

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 15 May

£5 / 01315569579

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 16 May

£5 / 01315569579

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Tue 30 Apr

£11 / 01315569579

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 5 May

£12 (£10; Members £9.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Fri 3 May

£5 (£3; Members £2.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Fri 31 May

£5 (£3; Members £2.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Fri 17 May

£5 (£3; Members £2.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 14:30 – 16:00

Sat 1 Jun

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 10 May

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Wed 8 May

£9 (£35 Multi-buy offer - for all 5 events; Members £7.50 SSFM/TDFS/TFM Member) / 01315569579

  • 17:15 – 19:00

Wed 15 May

£9 (£35 Multi-buy offer - for all 5 events; Members £7.50 SSFM/TDFS/TFM Member) / 01315569579

  • 17:15 – 19:00

Wed 22 May

£9 (£35 Multi-buy offer - for all 5 events; Members £7.50 SSFM/TDFS/TFM Member) / 01315569579

  • 17:15 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 5 Jun

Fri 21 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 21:00 – 22:00

Sat 22 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 21:00 – 22:00

Sat 11 May

£10 (£8; Members £7.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 18:30 – 22:00

Passing It On: Sheila Stewart and Stanley Robertson

Jess Smith and James Spence recount the legacy of Scottish Travellers Sheila Stewart and Stanley Robertson.

Sat 1 Jun

£20 (Members £18) / 0131 556 9579

Sat 15 Jun

£12 (Members £10 Forum Member) / 01315569579

  • 11:30 – 17:00

Fri 3 May

£12 (£10; Members £9.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sat 15 Jun

Free Accompanying Adult (Children £5) / 01315569579

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Sat 4 May

£10 (£8; Members £7.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 15:00 – 16:30

Real Talk: Storytelling for Wellbeing

An evening of storytelling focused on mental health.

Thu 23 May

£8 / 0131 556 9579

Thu 23 May

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Thu 2 May

£11 / 01315569579

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Scots Music Group Ceilidh

Fundraising ceilidh of traditional music and dancing.

Tue 30 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7668

Café Ceilidh:: Spring Sing

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 18 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7668

Café Ceilidh:: Summer Stramash

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

A celebration of live storytelling and imagination uniting Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. Performance, workshops, talks and children's events radiate out from the capital with guest storytellers from across the globe. The 2019 festival has a special focus between Scotland and Canada, aimed at…

Fri 18 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sat 19 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Sun 20 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 11 more dates until 31 Oct

Starting with Solo Singing

Scott Murray leads this workshop for those interested in learning how to sing either accompanied or unaccompanied.

Sat 27 Apr

£15 (Members £12) / 0131 556 9579

Starting with Stories 1

Introductory session on storytelling.

Sat 20 Apr

£26 (Members £20) / 0131 556 9579

Starting with Stories 2

A hands-on introduction to live storytelling.

Sat 18 May

£26 (Members £20) / 0131 556 9579

Wed 1 May

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Fri 24 May

£8 (£6; Members £5.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Tue 7 May

£10 (£8; Members £7.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Tiny Tales

Stories, rhymes and songs for wee (and not so wee) ears. Ages 2–5.

Tue 7 May

Children £5; Accompanying Adult free / 0131 556 9579

Bear Tales and Critter Capers

Booking is essential.

Tue 11 Jun

Children £5; Accompanying Adult free / 0131 556 9579

Magical Morning

Booking is essential.

Tom Pow: In Another World

Tom Pow speaks about his book In Another World: Among Europe's Dying Villages, which explores the impact of population change through essays, stories, photographs and poems.

Fri 26 Apr

£5 (£3; Members £2.50) / 0131 556 9579

Fri 21 Jun

£9 (£7; Members £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Sat 22 Jun

£9 (£7; Members £6.50 Storytelling Centre Supporter) / 01315569579

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Sat 25 May

£85 / 01315569579

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Worse Things Happen at Sea

Storytelling featuring nasty nautical tales for ages six-plus.

Sat 20 Apr

Children £5; Accompanying Adult free / 0131 556 9579

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