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

Welcome

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 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”.

"There is no wealth but life" (John Ruskin)

"Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation" (Alasdair Gray)

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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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See Bespoke Tours

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

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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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Change & Connection – Our Season’s Journey

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Remembering the Legacy of Duncan Williamson as Part of National Storytelling Week

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Scottish Storytelling Centre: A Must See Visitor Attraction in Edinburgh

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