Storytelling has had something of a renaissance in recent years. Perhaps it's due to living in an age where we're assaulted by updates, messages and media on multiple devices - we long for something simple where we can focus on a single narrative. Storytelling festivals are a chance for storytellers, bards and performers to come together and share their work to appreciative audiences who know to turn off their phones before they come in.

Storytelling in 2024


Austrian International Storytelling Festival

15 May-2 June 2024 |

Austria opens like a book presenting the best stories of the region and around the world. Come, listen and let your imagination fly. What the organizers say: “For more than 30 years now, our festiva ...


Zeg Tbilisi Storytelling Festival

21-23 June 2024 | Tbilisi, Georgia

Zeg Tbilisi Storytelling Festival is a three-day networking, inspirational storytelling festival with world-class speakers, main stage sessions, brainstorming meetings, and inspiring conversations wit ...


Festival at the Edge England

Festival at the Edge

19-21 July 2024 | Kidderminster, England

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England. There’s plenty to get involved with – workshops and informal music sessions, as well as all the fantastic storytelling ...


The Storytelling Festival

14-20 October 2024 | Skellefteå, Sweden

The festival organizers say: “The festival is a shop window for all forms of storytelling. The aim is to highlight the importance of storytelling, both on stage and as a working method in other area ...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

18-31 October 2024 | Edinburgh, Scotland

If you like storytelling and you like Scotland then the Scottish International Storytelling Festival could be for you. The organizers say: “ Welcome to the world’s largest celebration of story ...


Amsterdam Storytelling Festival Netherlands

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

6-10 November 2024 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival brings together international storytellers and actors every Autumn. The organisers say: ‘No need to hide anymore! At The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival you c ...