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Upcoming events:

Tell Me A Story : At the Table 

A benefit for the South Philly Food Co-Op

April 25, 2018 at Adobe Cafe (1919 E. Passyunk Ave.)

Tell Me A Story at Shot Tower Coffee

Tell Me A Story is Philadelphia's long-running live storytelling show. It began in 2011 and has been running as a a bi-monthly series ever since. Produced and hosted by Hillary Rea, Each show features eight storytellers sharing true stories on the night's theme. Each event is curated to showcase a range of experiences from a variety of backgrounds. 


Interested in telling a story at one of our shows?

Submit your story pitch here.  

Our show postcards from May 2011 onward:

As a regular attendee of just about every storytelling show around, I unabashedly tell everyone that Tell Me A Story is my favorite one. The pacing of the event, Hillary Rea’s excellent curation of storytellers and the great venue all contribute to the wonderful experience of attending. I’m always looking forward to the next show.
— Amanda

Special Events

In addition to the intimate shows at Shot Tower, Tell Me A Story produces special storytelling events as a partnership with Philadelphia area cultural organizations like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arden Theatre Company, the Mütter Museum, Fleischer Art Memorial and University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writer’s House.