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 2023


Austrian International Storytelling Festival

24-29 May 2023 |

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 ...


Festival Interculturel du Conte de Chiny

7-9 July 2023 | Chiny, Belgium

The craziest tellers, as well as young talents come to put their stool in Chiny to the delight of greedy ears. Visit Chiny, which is called The City of Tales for a very good reason! What the organizer ...

Festival at the Edge England

Festival at the Edge

21-23 July 2023 | 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 ...


Amsterdam Storytelling Festival Netherlands

To Be Confirmed: The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

31-31 October 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands (dates to be confirmed)

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 ...


To be confirmed: The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

30-30 November 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

An interesting festival that presents the best of the growing storytelling scene in the Netherlands and that has carefully curated the best performances of the year around the world. What the organize ...