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Live Storytelling Events

In response to concerns about COVID-19: Our goal is to create a safe environment that fosters empathy and builds a community enriched by storytelling. In an effort to abide by local and state guidelines, please reference each event's ticket landing page for updates on COVID-19 regulations. Search below for upcoming events in your area.

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All Upcoming Events

through July 24
Tuesday May 28
StorySLAM

Snooping

Louisville, Kentucky

Venue: Headliners Music Hall Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… SNOOPING: Prepare a five-minute story about being nosy. Eavesdropping, meddling and sneaking around. Seemingly harmless questions or int...  Learn More

Wednesday May 29
Education

CUNY GrandSLAM: If You Know, You Know

New York City, New York

Venue: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Theatre II

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

Join us for our annual CUNY GrandSLAM, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The evening will have stories from CUNY students across New York City. Experience an array of intimate live stories in this one-of-a-kind GrandSLAM. 5 dollar donati...  Learn More

Wednesday May 29
StorySLAM

Backfired

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Venue: The Parkway Theater Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… BACKFIRED: ...  Learn More

Wednesday May 29
StorySLAM

Fresh

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House (21+) Map It

7:15pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… FRESH: Prep...  Learn More

Monday June 3
StorySLAM

Guts

Portland, Oregon

Venue: TOC Portland Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… ...  Learn More

Monday June 3
StorySLAM

Guts

New York City, New York

Venue: The Bell House (21+) Map It

7:15pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… GUTS: Prepa...  Learn More

Tuesday June 4
StorySLAM

Guts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue: World Cafe Live Map It

6:15pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… ...  Learn More

Tuesday June 4
StorySLAM

Guts

Los Angeles, California

Venue: Los Globos (21+) Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling moun...  Learn More

Tuesday June 4
Moth Ball

2024 Moth Ball

New York City, New York

Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

On Tuesday, June 4th The Moth is having our annual gala to fundraise and celebrate everyone who has helped us sow the seeds of empathy, connection, and understanding through the act of telling and listening to stories. The evening will include a c...  Learn More

Tuesday June 4
GrandSLAM

GrandSLAM Championship

Houston, Texas

Venue: The Heights Theater Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 8:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth presents the Houston GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding people from all walks of life to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those peopl...  Learn More

Wednesday June 5
StorySLAM

Guts

Berkeley, California

Venue: Freight & Salvage Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… ...  Learn More

Wednesday June 5
StorySLAM

Guts

Melbourne, Australia

Venue: Howler Map It

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountains or...  Learn More

Thursday June 6
StorySLAM

Guts

Detroit, Michigan

Venue: Marble Bar Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… ...  Learn More

Thursday June 6
StorySLAM

Guts

Washington DC, District of Columbia (DC)

Venue: Miracle Theatre Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

Event Details:

Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountains or...  Learn More

Thursday June 6
Mainstage

The Moth Mainstage in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Venue: Somerville Theatre Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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The Mainstage is the quintessential Moth experience, a two-act show —featuring a musical act— where the storytellers and a notable host share true personal stories, without notes. Experience true stories live as they're recorded for futur...  Learn More

Monday June 10
StorySLAM

Guts

Chicago, Illinois

Venue: Lincoln Hall (21+) Map It

6:00pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… GUT...  Learn More

Monday June 10
StorySLAM

Guts

Madison, Wisconsin

Venue: High Noon Saloon Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling moun...  Learn More

Tuesday June 11
StorySLAM

Guts

Boston, Massachusetts

Venue: WBUR CitySpace Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountains or...  Learn More

Tuesday June 11
StorySLAM

Guts

Burlington, Vermont

Venue: Main Street Landing

7:00pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

Listen to true stories or share your own at our open-mic storytelling competition! Tonight's theme… GUTS: Prepare a five-minute story about moments of boldness and courage and the peaks and pratfalls of a daring spirit. Scaling mountain...  Learn More

Tuesday June 11
StorySLAM

Guts

New Orleans, Louisiana

Venue: Cafe Istanbul Map It

6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin

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Event Details:

The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a true, personal, 5-minute story on the night's theme. Sign up for a chance to tell a story or sit back and enjoy the show! Tonight’s theme is… ...  Learn More

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Moth Events

Mainstage

Curated events featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

StorySLAM

Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

GrandSLAM

After ten StorySLAMs in a city, the winners then compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. This is the ultimate battle of wits and words.

Special Events

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

Education

Featuring high school and college students who have participated in Moth workshops in their schools.

Community

Showcases of storytellers from a wide range of populations, community organizations and non-profits.

Global Community
SLAM Showcase
Community StorySLAM
Moth Ball