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About the Scottish Storytelling Centre


The Scottish Storytelling Centre is an award-winning public building designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, halfway along Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

The Centre includes the historic John Knox House, 99-seat Netherbow Theatre and the George Mackay Brown Library, and is the headquarters of the Scottish Storytelling Network. Our light and airy Storytelling Court is open to the public, and includes a free child-friendly exhibition, Scotland's Stories, as well as a programme of temporary displays. We're pleased to say all our facilities are fully accessible, with baby-change areas, Braille signage and a hearing loop in performance areas.

Our book and gift shop, housed in John Knox House's traditional 'luckenbooths', stocks a range of storytelling books, CDs and resources.

The Storytelling Café serves delicious homemade lunches, coffees and snacks, as well as wines and beers and a special children's menu. The Centre is a friendly and welcoming space for meeting friends, finding out about Scotland's rich story heritage and experiencing the magic of live stories. We look forward to your visit!

John Knox House

Entry £5.00/£4.00/£1.00
under 7s free

John Knox House exteriorDiscover Edinburgh's oldest house, home to Mary Queen of Scots' Catholic goldsmith and the final home of Scotland's controversial religious icon. Come close to the most dramatic conflicts in the nation's history - stand where they stood and hear the story in their own words.

John Knox House is a Visit Scotland 4-star visitor attraction, and we are part of the Edinburgh Pass scheme. For tours please contact the Scottish Storytelling Centre in advance on +44 (0)131 556 9579.

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The magic of live stories…

Whether you’re looking for an entertaining evening out, fun family activities or the chance to discover more about Scotland’s stories and the art of storytelling, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is the place to start

We present an exciting programme of live storytelling performances, theatre and literature, plus exciting visual arts, workshops and training events. Our programme aims to promote storytelling as a vibrant contemporary artform and to provide opportunities for everyone to celebrate Scotland’s rich storytelling heritage.

Regular storytelling events, seasonally-themed activities and inspiring one-off performances are listed in our events section. Drop in to the Centre to find out what’s on, or join our mailing list. If you’re an artist or performer interested in bringing an event to the Storytelling Centre, contact Programme and Events Manager Daniel Abercrombie at daniel@scottishstorytellingcentre.com or on +44 (0)131 652 3273

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