upcoming shows

Out 2015-2016 Speaking Out/Speaking In season is now finished!

Check us out later in the summer for details about our lineup of new and exciting storytelling shows for 2016-2017!



(un)told is a series of tales told live.

NEXT OPEN MIC: September of 2016!


Tuesday, JUNE 28

Gail Anglin & Michael Anderson

It Makes You Think...



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Do you love a good story?

Whether the stuff of legends, or of everyday experiences, of family history, or present in the tales that teach us how to survive, stories are everywhere.

The well told tale is a universal expression of our humanity because it captures our desire to make the world a more creative and inspirational place.

At Ottawa StoryTellers we’re telling stories all over town.

From our Speaking Out/Speaking In series at the 4th stage of the National Arts Centre, to Stories & Tea presenting tales told in an intimate café, to our annual Children’s Festival of storytelling, to our (un)told open mic and special features series to STORY SWAP, OST celebrates the art of the story.

 What's coming up at Ottawa StoryTellers?


Join us for stories that bring the past to life as Ottawa StoryTellers presents historical tales of old Bytown.



Elaine O’Reilly & Gail Anglin present stories of Fire on the Hill 

and other tales:

Plagued by Trauma, inspired by the portrait of Queen Victoria that hangs in the Senate Hall.

Father Molloy’s Houses, the fascinating story of an Irish Oblate missionary priest who opened four house for the poor of Bytown.


THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016 

Murray McGregor

Surveying the Rideau

The challenges of English canal builders working in the wilderness of Upper Canada.

Cathy Chalykoff

The Streetcar Conductor’s Wife

The Parliament Hill fire of 2016 as told by Florrie Potvin, a young wife and mother – with Florrie’s personal opinion on the perils of smoking.



Louise Profeit-LeBlanc

The Sun Chief’s Daughter & The Boy Who Went to the Moon

Stories that hail from the Yukon, full of mystery and imagination.

Kathie Kompass

Rose Latulippe  

A Mardi Gras tale from early French Canada.



Ottawa StoryTellers is a member of Ottawa Festivals