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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Thursday 30 March

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Friday 31 March

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Saturday 1 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4–£5 includes tuition, tea/coffee and cake 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£8 (£6) 0131 556 9579

Sunday 2 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Monday 3 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 4 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Children £5 0131 556 9579

Tiny Tales: The Magic of Colour. Explore the beauty of colour with Mara Menzies.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Children £5 0131 556 9579

Tiny Tales: The Magic of Colour. Explore the beauty of colour with Mara Menzies.

Wednesday 5 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Thursday 6 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Friday 7 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Thursday 13 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Cafe Voices: Travelling Tales. Calum Lykan shares some tales from his travels in Canada.

Friday 14 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£8 (£6; Family £24) 0131 556 9579

Saturday 15 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£8 (£6; Family £24) 0131 556 9579

Sunday 16 April

Monday 17 April

Tuesday 18 April

Wednesday 19 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Thursday 20 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£10 (£8) 0131 556 9579

Friday 21 April

Saturday 22 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free but ticketed 0131 556 9579 Over-5s only

A family friendly storytelling hour with an environmental craft activity, plus a special treat for everyone who comes dressed in fairy, elf or tree-sprite attire.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free but ticketed 0131 556 9579 Over-12s only

A contemporary take on a centuries old Celtic and folk tradition of connecting to nature through careful observation and imaginative storytelling.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Sunday 23 April

Monday 24 April

Tuesday 25 April

Wednesday 26 April

Thursday 27 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Saturday 29 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£7 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Sunday 30 April

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Monday 1 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 (Family £24) 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£7 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£9.50–£12 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Tuesday 2 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£9.50–£12 0131 556 9579

Archie Fisher in conversation with David Francis, looking back on his 50 years in folk music. Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Wednesday 3 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£6–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Thursday 4 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£19–£20 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Friday 5 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£6–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£9.50–£12 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest Edinburgh.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Saturday 6 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£6–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£9.50–£12 0131 556 9579

This concert features songs from the alehouses, clubs and salons of the Scottish Enlightenment, exploring material ranging from poignant to humorous, written by names still famous today, such as Tannahill, Burns and Lady Nairn. Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£9.50–£12 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Sunday 7 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£3.50–£6 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Part of Part of TradFest.

Monday 8 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Prices to be confirmed 0131 556 9579

Wednesday 10 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Thursday 11 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Waypoints. Ian Stephen presents stories from his new book, revealing a lifetime's love affair with sailing.

Friday 12 May

Saturday 13 May

Sunday 14 May

Monday 15 May

Tuesday 16 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5 (accompanying adult free) 0131 556 9579

Porridge Pots. Join storyteller Tanya Milligan for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games in the Storytelling Bothy.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5 (Accompanying adults free) 0131 556 9579

Porridge Pots. Join storyteller Tanya Milligan for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games in the Storytelling Bothy.

Wednesday 17 May

Thursday 18 May

Friday 19 May

Sunday 21 May

Monday 22 May

Tuesday 23 May

Wednesday 24 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Thursday 25 May

Saturday 27 May

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Sunday 28 May

Monday 29 May

Tuesday 30 May

Thursday 1 June

Sunday 4 June

Monday 5 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 6 June

Wednesday 7 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579

Saturday 10 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Monday 12 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 13 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5 (accompanying adults free) 0131 556 9579

Out of the Blue. Suit & Pace storytellers Beth and Andrew take you on an underwater adventure with lots of songs, puppets and bubbles in the Storytelling Bothy.

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5 (accompanying adults free) 0131 556 9579

Out of the Blue. Suit & Pace storytellers Beth and Andrew take you on an underwater adventure with lots of songs, puppets and bubbles in the Storytelling Bothy.

Wednesday 14 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£7 0131 556 9579

A mix of science and spoken word.

Thursday 15 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£4.50–£5 0131 556 9579

She Is Fierce. Join storyteller Lauren Bianchi from The Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow for an evening of Goddesses and Shero tales from around the world.

Monday 19 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 20 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Part of Old Town Festival.

Wednesday 21 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£2.50–£5 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£7.50–£10 0131 556 9579

Featuring Dolina McLellan, Erin Farley, Eileen Penman and Tom Kane.

Thursday 22 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Saturday 24 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Sunday 25 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Monday 26 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Tuesday 27 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Wednesday 28 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Thursday 29 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579

Friday 30 June

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£5.50–£8 0131 556 9579

Saturday 1 July

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Free 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre
£12 0131 556 9579

Workshop in which Mary Kenny and Marion Kenny open a discussion on the art of oral storytelling for storytellers of all kinds. This session is followed by a performance at 7.30pm. Workshop price includes sandwiches and tea.

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