Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts centre that is dedicated to the fine art of telling stories, and is the world's first such purpose-built venue. Located on the High Street in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, it was formally opened on 1 June 2006 by Patricia Ferguson MSP, Minister for Culture in the Scottish Executive. Donald Smith, the first and current director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, is himself a storyteller, playwright, novelist and performance poet.

The new building, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, replaced the former Netherbow Arts Centre, which itself replaced the Moray-Knox Church, demolished in the 1960s. It incorporates John Knox House.

It is also used as a venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In 2017, the Centre was nominated for Best Performing Arts Venue in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

Those keen on live storytelling will certainly enjoy the Centre's seasonal programme, including excerpts from Edinburgh’s most famous storyteller – Robert Louis Stevenson, plus the free exhibitions dedicated to traditional Scottish tales.
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