"Storytelling is among the most ancient of arts. To hear a story is to be touched in heart and mind, in body and spirit. The storyteller gives the tale; the listener receives it, responding out of his or her own being. The story comes alive. It flourishes and grows."

Stories of an Immigrant Child

Luminous Toronto-based storyteller, Anna Kerz, has been called “one of the treasures of the Canadian storytelling movement”. Her stories of growing up as an immigrant child in Toronto in the 50’s and 60’s touch the heart with their emotional depth, gentle humour, and wisdom. (January 24) more


Tales From The Book of Swords

…experience the birth of an unexpected monster from a desert rose, and dive into the mysterious seductive powers of the belly dance…

An early draft presentation of a storytelling and dance work-in-progress, presented by Evolution Theatre and Ottawa StoryTellers, February 7. more

OST's SIGNature series 2018/19

Ignite your imagination with live, professional storytelling. From the fantastical worlds of great literary artists, to hidden historical treasures, to extraordinary personal journeys, this season will delight and enlighten. Local and imported storytellers present a show a month from September to April. more


STORIES & TEA

Join us for storytelling every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at our new venue, Bluebird Coffee in Ottawa's ByWard Market.

Stories start at 7pm with a break part way through for treats and chatting. more


Story Swap

Story Swap is open to all and free. It takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

You are welcome to listen, or tell. Stories are usually five to ten minutes long and are told from memory. We recommend stories that engage and entertain. more

the gift of storytelling

Subscribe to any 4 shows in our Signature Series for only $70! You can take advantage of this deal to treat yourself, or pick up a subscription as a gift for that impossible-to-shop-for art-lover on your list!


original stories, told live

(un)told is a monthly event featuring personal stories told live in a relaxed setting without notes, sets, or props. It’s the kind of night where everyone has something interesting to say.

The next edition of (un)told “Scottish Blether” will be held on January 20. more

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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.