Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, StoryFest is an annual festival that celebrates and showcases a variety of styles, repertoire, and cultural arts presentations of storytelling from Singapore and around the world.
With the theme ‘ReStory’, StoryFest 2021 – a hybrid festival featuring digital and physical events – invites you to reconnect with familiar routines, faces and places and be inspired to reimagine new stories for your next chapter.
Enjoy high quality storytelling videos online from 20 June – 11 July and return to The Arts House for a cozy and safe festival experience from 25 – 27 June.
Experience local commissions in person at The Arts House – the Singapore Showcase, Celebrating The Feminine In Folklore, where we honour the strength and wits of mythical female characters with two unique collections performed by storytellers and spoken word artists from Singapore.
Don’t miss another Festival favourite – the Young Storytellers Showcase, Stories From Our Shores, presenting emerging storytelling talents in multidisciplinary performances. Be regaled by live musicians and stories of our island’s heroes as you end the school holidays on a high note with us!
Our workshops have been redesigned for smaller groups to make the most of face to face interactions with the facilitators leading each session. Learn about homemade puppets, mindfulness stories and the art of comedy in presentations. Whether you’re an artist hoping to improve your craft, an educator or caregiver interested in using storytelling as a teaching and therapeutic tool, or an individual who wants to use storytelling for organisational crisis – we’ve got you covered.
Families can also look forward to interactive storytelling sessions with plenty of songs, movement and talking animals with Awesome Adventures. If Little Listeners want to relive the adventures and stories at home, they can tune in to our extended run of quality storytelling videos from 28 June – 11 July.
Catch global experts discussing universal trends and themes in our series of interviews, Story Talk. Learn new ways to help people with different abilities to connect with stories in our live-streamed lecture presentations on therapeutic storytelling and sensory stories.
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’ve commissioned The Book of Tales, a digital picture book that commemorates the creative exchanges and range of stories we’ve been grateful to host through the previous editions of StoryFest. As a small thank you to our supporters who have given these stories and oral traditions an audience, the digital book will be hosted on the site indefinitely for you to enjoy over and over again.
We welcome you to ‘ReStory’, together with us, no matter where you are in the world.
Note: In light of tightened safe management measures, ticket sales for live performances and workshops are paused from 5 May until further notice.
As the latest guidelines from NAC cover events from 8 - 30 May, we will not be issuing refunds as yet.
Follow us on social media for updates on resumption of ticket sales and any further announcements.
26 Jun 2021, Sat
27 Jun 2021, Sun