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Story Salon is Los Angeles’s longest running storytelling venue. What began as an alternative to stand-up clubs and self-conscious performance spaces has been challenging performers and audiences for two decades. Created in a North Hollywood coffee house Story Salon now reaches the globe through Podcasting, publishing, and recordings.

The rules of the Story Salon haven’t changed since it started: Five to seven minutes of original material performed by the author. The result is a unique blend of observation, memoir and comment that makes the Salon one of the most eclectic entertainment experiences available. More than a dozen solo theater works have been developed at Story Salon, as well as a CD of stories, and several books.​


“Live storytelling is a unique art form,” says Story Salon founder, writer/actor/comedian, Beverly Mickins. “Words spoken aloud paint pictures capable of evoking laughter and tears, the whole range of emotion. People have been telling each other stories since the first campfires, talking about the whole mix of things, important and trivial, that go into making life. Storytelling is one of the ways we figure out how to be human.”

The Art Parlor

This is NOT an open mic,

to get on the list to "Tell yo' story!!" or general inquires about Story Salon,

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Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Merritt's Art Parlor

Enjoy the entertainment and support the ancient art form of story-telling.

Tickets are limited to ensure safety.

  • All storytellers and audience must provide proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 48hrs of attending. You can download your digital vaccination card here

  • Masks must be worn whenever not actively drinking or eating

  • Check in with your ticket and vaccine proof before sitting down

  • Ticket sales end at 5:30pm the day of.

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