24 March, 2024






Front Room
13 Central Walk
BS23 1FF


Story Slam: Firsts

Presented by Front Room

One of Bristol’s most beloved community events is venturing outside of the city for the very first time, and visiting the Front Room Theatre!

Story Slam is where you can hear people’s amazing true stories, told live on stage. All stories told on the night will come from storytellers in the audience, but no pressure to tell a story of your own! You can come and share your own story, or simply come along and enjoy everyone else’s.

Wanna tell a story at the event? No need to get in touch, simply arrive on the day and follow instructions to submit your name.



Each show has its own unique theme, and at this event we are welcoming stories on the theme of Firsts!

Expect stories about first dates, first meetings and first experiences of all kinds. The first moment you met your best friend, or your first encounter with your worst enemy. First day of school, love at first sight or your first fight. First jobs, first pets, or your first time in a new city. The first taste of your favourite food, your first time in a foreign new country, or the first time you realised the world isn’t as nice as you thought it was…

Do you have a story on the theme of Firsts? Then come tell us at the Front Room Theatre on March 24th.



Live stories must follow a few simple rules, they must be:

  • True
  • Told in 5 minutes or less
  • Stories. No rants, stand-up routines or monologues. (A story has a beginning, middle and end with some change and/or conflict having occurred)
  • Told in first person. You should be a major character in the story.
  • Told without notes or props.



In the interest of making the Story Slam a safe and comfortable place to be, storytellers are able to attach content warnings to their stories, to warn of any sensitive or distressing topics. Details of how to do this will be explained on the day. Content warnings are read out before each story to give people a chance to leave the room if they so wish.



The venue has full step free access to the theatre and the stage. If you have any specialised requirements to attend that we can help with, please get in touch.



Story Slam has no age limit. However the live and spontaneous nature of the show means that profanity and adult themes are to be expected. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult, but parental discretion is advised.