Venue Hire

Our Spaces

A city-centre location, a unique venue, on-site catering and great customer service.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House have lots of unique spaces where you can host your own event. We’ve had parties, conferences, workshops, arts events, wine tastings and even small weddings taking place in our venue.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the Centre and there is a lift providing full access to all floors of the building, with the
exception of the upper floors of John Knox House.

Netherbow Theatre

99-seat auditorium

Perfect for small-scale theatre and music productions, literary events, presentations, seminars and conferences.
Fixed raked seating, high specification lighting, projection & amplification, fitted with an infrared hearing loop system.

The acoustics are truly fantastic with even the smallest whisper being audible at the back. What makes this space
extra special is the large window hiding behind the blackout blind that opens out into the garden.

Storytelling Court

150 people standing
60 seated theatre or cabaret style

A fantastic place to host drinks receptions, ceilidhs & exhibitions. It is a beautiful light and bright space overlooking the historic gardens of the Netherbow, as well as the Storywall which encases traditional tales for guests to discover.

Storytelling Bothy

Up to 30 people

Our Storywall pulls out to create an intimate, partially enclosed space within the Storytelling Court which is ideal for informal sessions.

George Mackay Brown Library

Up to 35 people

A great space for seminars, workshops & meetings.

It also has a breakout space which is ideal for refreshments and there is a wealth of storytelling books and resources available to borrow and browse for inspiration.

Trad Arts Hive

Up to 35 people

A great space for seminars, workshops & meetings.

Located on the top floor with windows on either side of the room letting in lots of natural light.

John Knox House

Up to 25

A-listed building dating back to 1470 which houses an exhibition exploring the Scottish Reformation.

A very unique and historic setting for small-scale events, such a wine-tastings or intimate wedding blessings. A guided tour of the house can also be arranged as part of your event.

Book a space

For more information or to book one of our spaces please contact a member of the venue team.

Email Us or call 0131 652 3273

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