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


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, an inclusive nature, an encouraging atmosphere, 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.

Quoted on the front of the building is an old Scottish proverb, “The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart”, which sums up the Centre’s ethos nicely.

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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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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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Latest News

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Fringe 2018: Q&A with Red Bridge Arts on Is this a Dagger?

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Fringe 2018: Q&A with Mamoru Iriguchi on EATEN

How would you describe your show in one sentence? Eaten is a really funny yet educational show about food, food chains...
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Fringe 2018: Q&A with Morna Burdon on Gie’s Peace

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A hopeful show using songs and stories to shine a light on...
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