Story Nights

Story Nights

Nicht nur Volksmärchen oder Mythen können eine Quelle der Inspiration sein, sondern auch authentisch Erzähltes aus der eigenen Biographie. In einer Zeit, in der Geschichten nur mehr über Social Media erzählt werden, entsteht Sehnsucht nach wirklich Erlebtem.

Hon Chong, Improvisationstheaterlehrer und Gründer des "Imagine Center for Learning" in Bratislava, veranstaltete im Oktober 2015 die erste Storytelling Night. Seitdem wuchs die Zahl der Zuhörer und Erzähler stetig. Der Proberaum jener Schule, in der die erste Story Night stattfand, wurde rasch zu klein. Seitdem fanden die Veranstaltung an der Satori Stage im Zentrum von Bratislava statt.

Im Oktober 2016 startete "True Stories" in Wien und "Bedtime Stories" in Bratislava im November! Im März 2017 "True Stories" in Budapest!

Story Nights

Not only folk tales or myths can be a source of inspiration , but also authentical narratives from our own biography . In a time in where stories are told only over social media , there is a longing for real stories.

Hon Chong , impro theater teacher and founder of the " Imagine Center for Learning " in Bratislava , organized in October 2015, the first Story Night . Since then, the number of listeners and narrators grew steadily . The room of that school , where the first Story Night took place , quickly became too small . Since then, the event took place at the Satori Stage in the center of Bratislava .

 In October 2016 started " True Stories " in Vienna and " Bedtime Stories "  in November in Bratislava ! In March 2017 "True Stories" in Budapest!


Die Veranstaltungen sind in Englisch!!!!

Upcoming Events:

True Stories

Sunday 26.11. True Stories Vienna, 19.00(Doors open at 18.30)
Tunnel Live Vienna, Florianigasse 39, 1080 Vienna
Theme: When life gives you lemons....


Sunday 10.10. True Stories Budapest 19.00(Doors open at 18.30)
Kelet Kávézó és Galéria, Bartók Béla út 29, 1114 Budapest
Theme: Impact


Bedtime Stories



Guidelines for "Bedtime Stories"

Anyone who wants to share an old or new story, a fairy tale, a myth, a ghost story, a teaching story or self-written story. Anything goes except reading. 8-12 min. On some days there will be themes.

This is NOT an event for debates, political speeches and religious sermons. We also do not tolerate offensive, hateful and objectifying stories.

Admission: € 8,-

Guidelines for the "True Stories":

Anyone who wants to share their story can do so for 5 - 7min and tell true tales about life, experiences, passion, goals, taboos, cultures, romance, adversity - you name it. We believe every true story is an opportunity to learn something about others, ourselves and has the potential to make a difference to our understanding of the world around us.

Our goal is to meet in a prejudice and judgment free environment to share true stories that make us think, laugh, cry, hope, wonder, learn and care. Nobody is forced to tell a story, so feel free to come and just listen to others’ true stories.
Sound interesting? Come join our fifth installment of stories from around the world. Bring friends if you want but above all, bring ears to listen, a mouth to tell and a heart to feel.

Admission: Free (but your kind donation will help us pay the cost of running the event).


Q: What type of stories can I tell?
A: We want people to share real life stories about their lives - experiences trying new things, taking on challenges, stepping out from their comfort zone, hilarious faux pas, travel adventures and misadventures ... as long as it is their own real story. This is NOT an event for debates, political speeches and religious sermons. We also do not tolerate offensive, hateful and objectifying talks.

Q: Does my story have to be in English?
A: Yes, because we want to hear stories from all over the world.

Q: Can I come and just listen to others' stories?
A: Yes, definitely.

Q: What do I need to do if I want to share my story?
A: You can send a brief email to or together with a short description of your story or you can also just come on that evening and tell the host you would like to share your story.

Q: Can I tell my stories in the form of a poem/ song?
A: Yes! As long as you don't read it from a paper.

Q: I have no experience in storytelling/ public speaking at all. What if people hate my story?
A: You don't need to be a master storyteller. All skill levels are welcomed.

Q: My English is not good. What if people don't understand me?
A: If you need help with your story, feel free to email or

Q: My story is not funny or interesting enough for people to listen to!
A: Our event is friendly, open, intimate and honest. This is not a stand up comedy night where you are expected to entertain the audience. Relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the empowering feeling of having a platform to share your stories with an empathetic and supportive audience. But also take care of your audience! Don´t leave them in the darkness of your story. Bring them back into the light.