Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2023

13 Oct 2023 - 29 Oct 2023
Last updated: 06 Jul 2023

There are plenty of reasons to explore Edinburgh – its distinct and beautiful geography, its enlightening history and culture, its amazing food and drink – especially when the streets come alive during our festivals. And as Hallowe’en approaches, Edinburgh lights its seasonal storytelling hearth and welcomes everyone to its glow. Great stories well told can evoke indelible images in the mind of the listener, offering locals and visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary tales, music and characters that bring both our contemporary and traditional culture to life. The Festival brings together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians and takes place in October each year, as the seasons change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth, inspired by the Scottish ceilidh tradition and its sense of togetherness – a community gathering full of tales, anecdotes, music, songs and ballads.

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
Under 10 euro
Snack bar , Resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free
Main target group
Under 12 y/o , 12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o
Directions & transport
City center
Average attendence per day
Above 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Folklore and folk arts , Heritage , Literature , Music , Theater
Support for disabled people