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 2022



January

Festival Interculturel du Conte de Chiny

14-14 January 2022 | 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 ...

June

Austrian International Storytelling Festival

1-4 June 2022 |

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 ...

International Storytelling Festival

1-22 June 2022 | Austria

The International Storytelling Festival is Europe’s largest and Austria’s only festival of storytelling arts. This is the festival’s 35th year with events across three states – ...

The New festival of Stories in Winter

1-4 June 2022 | Bad Gleichenberg, Austria

Austria story lovers gather in this winter festival edition to warm up their spirits, join them and bring your own warm stories to share! What the organizers say: “Together with the Tourismusverband ...

July

Festival at the Edge England

Festival at the Edge

15-17 July 2022 | 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 ...

September

Chimeres Festival Belgium

Chimères Festival

30-30 September 2022 | Braine-le-Comte, Belgium (dates to be confirmed)

Chimères Festival is a place for diverse and creative storytellers sharing traditional to modern tales. Suitable for curious adults and children alike! The organisers say: ‘It’s the oldes ...

October

Orkney Storytelling Festival Scotland

Orkney Storytelling Festival

31-31 October 2022 | Orkney, Scotland (dates to be confirmed)

Orkney Storytelling Festival celebrates the islands of Orkney, Scotland, through tales about their history and heritage. Join events in various locations across Orkney to take part in this celebration ...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

31-31 October 2022 | Edinburgh, Scotland (dates to be confirmed)

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is an annual celebration of storytelling and cultural diversity taking place every October. Join the largest event of its kind in the world! The organi ...

Amsterdam Storytelling Festival Netherlands

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

31-31 October 2022 | 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 ...

November

The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

2-6 November 2022 | 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 ...