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is a vibrant, creative, and engaged community of storytellers and people who love to listen to great tales. We tell stories at 100 events throughout the year at venues all across the National Capital Region.  Our stories are for all ages, and range from children’s stories, to literary adaptations, to classical texts, traditional tales, to personal stories of transformation and discovery.

OST also offers  WORKSHOPS for beginners, and special sessions with recognized professional storytellers, and voice and acting instructors.

We run two open mic events, our  STORY SWAP, and the  (un)told open mic series; both invite established and beginning storytellers to test their tales and hone their craft. 

Check out upcoming events and activities for FOURTH STAGE, STORIES & TEA and THE WEST END WELL.

And don’t forget that we have seasonal events at the BYTOWN MUSEUM, and the BILLINGS HISTORICAL ESTATE, and of course ONCE UPON A STORY… our festival of storytelling for young listeners.

OTTAWA STORYTELLERS is generously supported by our audience, our members, and a community of people who love a good story. We are also supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Ottawa, and the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

For the facts about OST,  click on About Us in the menu.


Ain’t Misbehavin’

February 26 at NAC Fourth Stage

Anne & Phil Nagy


Ain’t Misbehavin’  - so they claim!  Hear the stories of five men who wrote songs we love: Fats Waller, Kurt Weill, Billy Strayhorne, Glen Sherley, and yes, Charlie Chaplin, and swing to their music performed by Pat Moore, Mary Moore, Marylise Chauvette, Flavio Jorge, and Kate Greenland.


Click here to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster. Regular prices $22 Adults and $18 Seniors. Tickets purchased online, will be subjected to fees, tickets purchased  in person at the NAC Box Office have no online purchase fees added.

OST's package deal of 4 shows for $70 has been extended to the end of the season!

Show time: 7:30 PM.






Ottawa StoryTellers is a member of Ottawa Festivals