Natural Born Storytellers provide fun, supportive and welcoming spaces for anyone to tell true stories. Our true storytelling nights are some of the warmest and friendliest spoken word events in London and anyone from the audience is encouraged to come and tell stories alongside pre-booked and professional storytellers. If you would like to tell your story at one of our shows, please send us an outline of your story and the theme you think it fits best.
Our live true storytelling events are friendly, open, intimate and honest and the stories moving, life-affirming, shocking, captivating or just plain hilarious. True-life storytelling is different to a comedy night where the expectation is laughter... here laughter comes, but it's a part of a whole breadth of other emotions and reactions to the stories and it makes for rich and fulfilling entertainment whether at a festival, pub or even someone's house. Our true-life storytellers and spoken word artists come from all walks of life and experiences and we believe our storytelling show is one of the warmest and friendliest you'll find anywhere. We create a really supportive environment for our storytellers, our audience are great listeners and people usually stay long after the event ends to socialise and talk to each other and to the storytellers about the stories they've just heard.
We also offer experiential workshops that develop true-life storytelling and spoken word skills through playing games, sharing, performance and feedback. Our storytelling workshops help you find your own storytelling voice, helps you discover that what you have to say is interesting in more ways than you could possibly imagine. We give you the confidence of turning your life experiences into captivating stories and show you techniques that will allow you to connect deeply with your listeners
If you would like to tell a story at any of our events, please send us an email with the outline of your story and the theme you think it fits best. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible :)
"I started the day without a story and ended it delivering a story to the whole group which they all enjoyed!!! It has helped me to realise that I do have stories worth telling. Great advice given in structuring stories. I will be back."
“Because of its nature, you never have any idea what the next story will reveal; some humorous, some tragic, most quite intimate and revealing. All helped by an outstanding compere - considerate and gently encouraging some interaction.”
William, 4 Stars
“Brilliant night full of unexpected and unconstrained tales, stories and journeys that took the audience with them through a spectrum of emotions. Great drama and theatre in a relaxed environment. Would definitely recommend!”
Georgina. 5 Stars
“Hahahaha, what an entertaining evening. A bit like a modern-day confessional but funny. Went alone and had a great time listening to stories, presented by a engaging compere. Will return”
Farrah, 5 Stars
“A truly interactive event. NBST persuaded me to take the stage and tell a story! I did, and as a first-time storyteller, I was delighted how well it was received. I'll definitely be coming back. Added to this is a good, reassuring presenter, a wide range of real ales and a cheap entry price.”
Bill, 5 Stars
“Michael facilitated a True Life Storytelling workshop for our conference of 60 participants and it was one of the highlights of the weekend! With such ease and grace, he made everyone feel so comfortable and created a warm atmosphere that was very inviting - I couldn't believe how many participants were jumping up to tell stories. Michael was brilliant and we'd highly recommend him for a bit of light-hearted fun with meaningful connections to boot.”
Adam Rossano, Senior Regional Director, Moishe House
“Great stories, would definitely recommend!”
Anonymous, 4 Stars
“Epic night out.. such a range of emotions experienced while listening to people's stories. Highly recommend this experience for dates, friends or an interesting night out. There is gentle audience interaction too which made it fun!”
Chelsea, 5 Stars
“Thank you for a brilliant workshop! It gave me the tools and confidence I’ve been looking for to create more vivid, captivating and meaningful stories.”
Jaycee La Bouche