StoryFest showcases the best of artistic and applied storytelling from Singapore and around the world to promote storytelling as an art form and cultural tradition. StoryFest is organised by The Storytelling Centre Ltd, a company limited by guarantee.
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. Each year the Festival is curated based on a different theme that explores the current trends in storytelling. The Festival invites audiences to experience the power of stories and be transported on the wings of imagination and to momentarily suspend disbelief.
The Festival features two key platforms for Local Commissions – the Young Storytellers Showcase, presenting emerging storytelling talents, and The Singapore Showcase, featuring local storytellers and familiar faces from the Singapore spoken word scene. Our Family Shows are always a participatory treat for all, with plenty of singalong stories and interactive moments for audience involvement. The Festival showcases storytelling talents from around the world and provides opportunity for cultural awareness and sharing of global narratives.
The different facets of storytelling are also explored through various workshops and presentations by practitioners in the field. The Festivals supports the application of storytelling in education, workplaces, social service sectors and other areas through specialized programming.
StoryFest is a hybrid Festival with both live events presented at The Arts House, as well as virtual programmes that reach out to a global audience.
The Storytelling Centre Limited is a non-profit organisation based in Singapore. Our core mission is to foster and advance the art of storytelling through performances, collaborations, artistic exchanges, mentorships, training and community outreach.
The Storytelling Centre Limited firmly believes that stories are storehouses of Singapore’s unique multidimensional legacy. The oral traditions of folktales, mythology, legends and fables are avenues for preserving, showcasing and developing Singapore’s rich and diverse heritage. Our focus is on ensuring the sustainability of the art form by nurturing emerging Young Storytellers.Website