About Us


STORYSTOCK is a travelling circus which lands in unusual spaces to bring stories to life for families. 

We launched in 2013 with a sell-out festival of stories over 4 days at the Bush Theatre in West London and have since taken our circus of stories to Selfridges Department Store, The Royal Opera House, The Saatchi Gallery, Lyric Hammersmith, Omnibus Clapham and Battersea Power Station.

We can be found annually at Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire, we've conjured stories at Daylesford Farm and celebrated Divali at Dishoom Restaurant Kings Cross. 

If you know a building, field, festival, shop, or anywhere which is hungry for words, pictures, music and poetry in a silly and serious way then let us know and we'll bring the fun to you.

Nathalie & Claire


Claire Gill, formerly of Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Literary Agents, now works at angels & urchins as a&u online weekly editor, and co-books editor. Nathalie Bristow co-founded the First Story Literature Festival in 2011 among other things and coordinated the Wicked Young Writers Award 2012.


Toast Life

A magical, travelling circus, captivating the imaginations of children across the UK

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Can I leave my children at STORYSTOCK or do I need to attend with them?
It is only in workshops, or events where it is specifically described as supervised, that no parent or carer is required. Children 4 years and above may be left in the care of our workshop facilitators when the parent or carer completes a Supervision Agreement Form with all their and the child's details. The parent or carer will not be permitted to leave the venue but may leave the child in the workshop space for the duration of the workshop.

Do the STORYSTOCK staff hold DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificates?
Yes. All staff hold DBS certificates which are under 2 years old.