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.

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

November 2022

Tuesday 29 November 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Extracts from four new plays read in front of a live audience. An industry panel provides dramaturgical feedback, giving a rare insight into the creative process. Followed by the chance to carry on discussions, meet the team, writers and actors in the comfort of the Storytelling Centre bar. Book here.

December 2022

Love and Madness
Fri 2 Dec 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm.
NB: Rescheduled from Mon 19 Sept.
Love & Madness is the culmination of a 12-day Clown and Commedia workshop by Shifting Sands who have run similar projects at Theatre Delicatessen, London; TUT Clown School, Hanover; Theatre Haus Mitte, Berlin; College Street Studio, Nottingham; Deda Dance Centre, Derby. Book here.

Fri 9/Sat 10 Dec 2022
Fri 7pm; Sat 9pm.
Christmas Eve and all the lights are out. When the clock strikes midnight, ten kids get out of bed. They can’t sleep, but it’s nothing to do with Santa Claus… Performed by Strange Town’s  11-14 group (Fridays). Book here.

A Christmas -Micheal- Miracle
Fri 9/Sat 10 Dec 2022
Fri 9pm; Sat 7pm.

When the drama teacher suddenly skips the dress run of the School Nativithy, due to stress, the kids are left to pull this inexplicably George Michael-themed Nativity together all by themselves. Performed by Strangetown’s 11-14 group (Wednesdays). Book here.

Dungeons and Flagons
Sat 10/Sun 11 Dec 2022
Sat: 3pm; Sun: 11.30am.
It’s Midwinter and master storyteller Sir Quilliam is attempting to teach his apprentice, Scribe, how to create the perfect Midwinter story. However, thanks to Scribe’s impatience and some stray magic, everything starts to go wrong! Performed by Strangetown’s 8-10s group (Fridays). Book here.

Macastory’s Jack And The Beanstalk
Sat 17/Sun 18, Thurs 22/Fri 23 Dec 2022
Matinees: 2pm.
Join Ron, Ferg and Claire as they take you on a great big Christmas cracker of an adventure. 55 minutes of Macastory’s Perfect Panto Patter, full all the usual panto fun, excitement and laughs, especially devised for a young audience and their parents. Book here.