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About Moth Events

The Moth hosts live storytelling events in cities around the world.


The quintessential Moth experience, a two-act show in which five extraordinary tellers and a notable host share true personal stories, without notes.


Community-focused, open-mic storytelling competitions in which anyone can share a five-minute story on the night’s theme.


Ten StorySLAM winners in a given city are invited to take to the GrandSLAM stage for the ultimate storytelling competition.

Special Events

Each year The Moth presents two benefits featuring a special show and party: The Moth Ball and the Moth Members' Show.


This program works with young people and educators to promote critical communication skills and build community and understanding through storytelling workshops, performances, and innovative academic resources.


We develop and elevate true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south. By honoring a broad range of individual experiences, we believe we can challenge dominant narratives, deepen connection, and create a more productive dialogue around the world.

Audience and Age
The Moth has no age minimum, though some of our venues do. That said, if you are thinking of bringing a young person to one of our events, we encourage you to first consider the following: 
• StorySLAMs and GrandSLAMs are open mic; The Moth does not control the content or know what story is about to be told on stage. 
• Some of the tellers share raw and explicit stories that are very much meant for an audience aged 16 years and older. 
• Some of the tellers share raw and explicit stories that are meant for mature audiences and might include the use of profanity.

In response to concerns about the COVID-19:
The Moth is continuing to monitor the developments closely and will conduct business as usual—including presenting planned shows and programs—unless otherwise advised by country or state health departments, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please check your specific event location or page for updates.