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About The Dublin Story Slam – The Gift

For our last Story Slam of 2022, we’re looking for your personal true stories about a time you received or gave a gift that mattered. From finding Christmas pressies under the tree to a birthday surprise you’ll never forget. Tiny gestures to epic donations, secret Santas to massive fundraisers. We’re also looking for stories inspired by the gifts from the everyday. From the generosity of a stranger, the support of a loved one or even…the gift of life itself. Whatever has helped enrich your life in 2022, dig deep & give the gift of your own personal story this Christmas, with The Dublin Story Slam.

Please note: For this last Story Slam of 2022, we are going to try and raise as much funds as possible to help our friends at the Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless. (https://www.capuchindaycentre.ie) Apart from venue fees, 100% proceeds on the night, will be going to help support the important services they provide. That’s why we’re bumping up our ticket price for the night. 

Ticket price also includes entry into the The Dublin Story Slam Raffle where we’ll be giving away up to 8 prizes, including a pair to the Dublin Story Grand Slam on December 11th at The Abbey Theatre. We hope you can make it!

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How it Works:

Storytellers

We’re inviting anyone with a true personal story, 4-7mins long and inspired by the theme Back to school. Stories need to be true, about you and shared without any notes, scripts or props onstage. Think of us as a close friend you’re sharing a personal experience with rather than a performance you need to script & memorise. Some of our most memorable storytellers have been people who have never been onstage before. Just be you and the rest will follow!

To be in with a chance to tell a story, you can sign up to tell a story in two ways:

Sign up in advance – Email us the first line of your story to story@thedublinstoryslam.com. The first four to do so get in for FREE and FIRST so you can save some seats for your friends. You’ll also definitely get to share your story on the night.

Sign up on the night – You can also just buy a ticket, head to the show and sign up to tell a story on the night. However’s there’s a chance your name might not be picked depending on how many names are in the hat. If you want to be certain you’ll get to share your story, then sign up in advance.

On the night we pick a max of 8 names at random from the bucket. If you get called, you get up onstage and share your story that can be between 4-7mins long. Remember no notes are allowed onstage! At the end of each story, Judges in the audience will give a score out of 10 and at the end of the night, we’ll announce the winner of The Dublin Story Slam. The winner then goes onto compete in our annual Grand Slam event at the end of the year.

Audience

Just buy a ticket and enjoy the stories. Doors are at 7pm & show starts at 8. You the audience are also an essential part of the night. At each show we invite the audience to share their own mini epics too by filling out an audience slip in response to a different question we ask each month. Eg Tell us about a time you had a close call! We take a selection of these and read them out anonymously onstage during the night.

Judges

If you’ve been to one of our shows, you’ll know that we have three teams of Judges, selected from our audience. Each team gives each story a score out of 10. These scores are tallied up and at the end of the night we choose a winner. Teams can be up between 2-4 members. You need to have a ticket to be on a Judging team but we’ll reserve you some good seats for the show as a small thanks and let you in first ahead of the queue. If you’re interested in being a Judge, just e.mail us at story@thedublinstoryslam.com.

Book Tickets

December 6, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

 

General Admission – €18.33 + Booking Fee

Book Tickets