Scottish Storytelling Centre Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR, United Kingdom | 0131 556 9579 | Website

Venue Description

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. We have live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops happening all year round. Visit us to discover Scotland’s rich story heritage, find our dragon’s nest, enjoy our storywall or simply relax in our venue and soak in the atmosphere.


Ground level access (through John Knox / Bookshop entrance), wide door but not push-pad. Standard lifts to all levels including Storytelling Café, Netherbow Theatre and Workshop spaces. Accessible bathrooms. Hearing Loop in Café, Reception and Theatre.

Accessibility Guide

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Access Statement

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Accessible Performances

The Storytelling Centre Programme is made up of one off events as opposed to regular programming, therefore Accessible Performances are dependent on that. Please Check the Website for Details.

Awards List

Visit Scotland Quality Assured 4 Star Venue Attraction Euan's Guide Small Permanent Venue Award Winners 2017 Sunday Herald Culture Awards Best Performing Arts Venue Winner 2018


We have accessible toilets on three floors, with step-free access and grab rails.


Information about the staff has not been added for this venue.

COVID Precautions

Last updated:

SSC promises to: Adhere to current government guidance on covid safety, and continually assess best practice for safety of staff, performers, and audience members. Ensure appropriate distancing measures are implemented for theatre performances by introducing allocated seating. Ensure that enhanced cleaning measures are regularly taking place including frequent touch points, toilet facilities and the Netherbow Theatre on a regular basis throughout the day. Ensure spaces are well ventilated including 100% fresh air supply in the Netherbow Theatre. Ensure the provision of hand sanitizer and handwashing stations within the building for staff and customers. Ensure all staff wear face coverings or face shields (unless exempt) and to maintain appropriate distance from customers and colleagues. Supply disposable face masks for customers if required. See full guidelines on our website, or get in touch by phone or email if you have any specfic questions we can help with!

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

There is a small garden at the reverse of the Storytelling Centre that is accessible where assistance dogs can exercise.

Other assistance dog facilities

Water Bowls will be made available to assistance dogs.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Audio Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • IR Induction Loop
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Access Statement
  • Online Booking

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