Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe Programme 2024

Fringe 2024

Join us this August for a specially curated Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme of live storytelling, theatre, family events, poetry and music. We are delighted to present a programme which reflects the energy and variety in our year-round offer, where audiences and performers come together in the joy of live storytelling.

Some of these exciting new performances have been developed in partnership with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, and we are delighted to feature two Made in Scotland showcase events, as well as the return of some sell-out favourites from previous years.

Whether seeing a show, browsing our bookshop or refreshing yourself at the Haggis Box Café, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is the perfect place for locals, families and visitors to meet for a creative and authentic Edinburgh experience. We look forward to welcoming you!

Develop your storytelling skills throughout the year with our 2024 workshop programme

Storytelling Workshops 2024

Our participatory sessions are designed to help you improve your skills and share your experiences with fellow storytelling enthusiasts.

This carefully curated workshop programme offers you the chance to work with highly-skilled and experienced artists, giving you guidance on improving your practice and discovering your own talent. 


  • Workshops for all levels
  • Led by professional storytellers
  • Skills Development


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Scottish Storytelling Centre | Ionad Sgeulachdan na h-Alba


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 is its 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”.

‘A fitting tribute to Scotland’s oral tradition, housed in a marvel of modern-meets-medieval architecture.’
(Nikki Boyle, Time Out)

'a place dedicated to the fine art of telling stories. And it is fabulous.' (Edd McCracken, Book Riot)

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Step Inside History

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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Arguably the most picturesque dwelling house in Edinburgh’s Old Town” (Frommer’s)

Need a Venue?

We'll help tell your story

We’ve had parties, conferences, ceilidhs, workshops, wine tastings, book launches, exhibitions and small weddings taking place in our venue.

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When are you open?

Opening Times

We are currently open Monday – Sunday, 10am-6pm.

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