Scottish Storytelling Centre Listings

Upcoming shows at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR.
Phone booking: 0131 556 9579
Website: https://scottishstorytellingcentre.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre. Pic: Thom Dibdin

A vibrant arts venue situated next to John Knox House – with which it shares a box office – with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events and festivals.

Here, we list the theatre shows. Click on the name of the show or the Book Here link for more information and to go to its ticketing site.

November 2023

Page to Stage
Tue 28 Nov 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.
Another exciting line up of new writing. Showcasing extracts from four brand new plays read in front of a live audience, and industry panel providing dramaturgical feedback giving a rare insight into the creative process. You will then have a chance to carry on discussions, meet the team, writers and actors in the comfort of the Storytelling Centre bar. Book here.

December 2023

Hansel and Gretel (Macastory)
Sat 9/Sun 10 Dec 2023.
Two shows daily: 11am & 2pm.
Join Ron, Ferg and Claire as they take you on a great big Christmas cracker of an adventure. Perfect Panto Patter, full of fun and laughs, especially devised for a young audience and their parents… it’s a BIG story for LITTLE people.. Book here.

Last Christmas (Strange Town 11-14s)
Fri 15/Sat 16 Dec 2023.
Fri: 6.30pm, Sat: 8.30pm.
Christmas 2063: the teenage crew of the Starship Abandoner have departed from their burning world for the last time – but never mind that! Time to set your phasers to fun as Christmas is just around the corner. Until things go wrong… A Sci-Fi Christmas farce with a heart for home. Written by Poppy Hope Smith and directed by Amy Wilson. Book here.

Tarlike (Strange Town 11-14s)
Fri 15/Sat 16 Dec 2023.
Fri: 8.30pm, Sat 6:30pm.
As Christmas Eve dawns on a distant asteroid orbiting Jupiter, Reverie can’t wait to find the present she begged for under the tree. But when Mother Tar, finds her opening presents early, she teleports all the presents away in a rage and cancels Christmas for everyone. A gothic sci-fi quest of Christmassy proportions. Written by Daniel Orejon and directed by James Beagon. Book here.

Billi & the Polar Bear (Strange Town 8-10s)
Sat 16/Sun 17 Dec 2023.
Sat: 3pm, Sun: 11:30.
Billi always takes things too far: making up stories, stealing people’s glasses and generally being an all-round pain. So, when Billi discovers a book about Chris-T-Mas – a holiday celebrated long ago – the group are understandably hesitant to trust them. A light-hearted Christmas comedy-caper across the frozen wilderness. Written by RJ Hunter and directed by Catherine Ward-Stoddart. Book here.


Es ()
Sat 11 Nov 2023.
Evening: 7.30pm.
C. Book here.