Matlock Storytelling Cafe first opened its doors in 2003, settling into its current home at The Imperial Rooms in 2010. Our aim is to bring a wide range of stories and tellers to our increasingly experienced (and discerning!) audience. We also provide food, drinks, candlelight and a very warm welcome, especially to newcomers.
Shows are provided by guest performers every other month – we bring the best in the business, and are always looking out for new talent. They come from near (Buxton, Derby, Staffordshire) and far (The USA, Australia and Sierra Leone in recent years) – we’ve shared some wild, exotic journeys…
In the alternate months, our fabulous resident storytellers tell the tales, drawing on their vast and ever expanding repertoire to make sure that you can always find top quality performances at the café. We also see it as part of our job to encourage new tellers, and offer floor spots to new and emerging talent. Also, look out for our special nights – they usually happen around Christmas but sometimes sneak their way into the programme at any old time.
Our current residents include: