Testing testing 123! Story Slam is back in a real life space! We are hosting a test show in-person in a socially-distanced Wardrobe Theatre. We’re so excited to see your lovely (masked) faces again!
To prevent the spread of coronavirus this performance will have: A socially-distanced limited audience; people will enter and exit the theatre directly through the fire exit (not through The Old Market Assembly); masks will be worn by everyone (as much as possible); hand sanitiser will be provided; and there will be enhanced cleaning in the theatre before and after the show.
Come hear people’s incredible true stories told live. Story Slam is a live true storytelling show hosting true stories told by members of the audience. Follow the instructions below to share a story of your own, or just come along and listen to everyone else’s.
Story Slam regularly appears on BBC Radio Bristol, recently featured in the Guardian’s Alternative Guide To Bristol and is one of the top 5 Bristol favourites of Game of Thrones Actress Maisie Williams!
Full stories must follow a few simple rules. The rules are not meant to be restrictive, but are there to ensure we get to hear as many awesome stories as possible. If you’re unsure about anything just drop us a message:
• They have to be true
• They must be told in 5 minutes
• They must be *stories*. No rants, stand-up routines or monologues. A story has a beginning, middle and end with some change and/or conflict having occurred
• They need to be first person. You should be a major character in the story
• Told without notes or props
In the interest of making the story slam a safer and more comfortable place, we give people the option of putting content warnings before their stories. Details of how to do this can be found on the name slips. We read them out before each story and give people a chance to leave the room. If you do want to leave the theatre at any time please feel free! The Old Market Assembly is a comfy place to hang out and sells a variety of wonderful cakes and lovely roast dinners.
We work hard at Story Slam to try and create a place where people feel safe and comfortable to share stories. We’re continually trying to make our events better places to be and our aim is to hear stories that we don’t get to hear anywhere else. We want to make Story Slam better than the world around it. So to help us achieve this, we have our own safer spaces policy. http://www.storyslam.co.uk/safer-spaces/
We want our events to be as accessible as possible. The venue has full step free access to the theatre and the stage. However, if you need to use it please let us know (via Facebook message) beforehand as we need a member of staff to open side doors etc. If there’s anything else we can do to make the event more accessible to you, let us know and we’ll try our best!
Story Slam has no age limit, however the spontaneous nature of the show means that profanity and adult themes are to be expected. It is left to the guardian to choose if a child is mature enough to attend.
- RUNNING TIME2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
- TICKETS £8 (£5 concessions) | Tickets only available in bubbles of 2
- VENUEThe Wardrobe Theatre
Under 18s, Over 60s, Students, benefits recipients, registered disabled and Equity/BECTU members