Regular storytelling sessions keep the magic of oral traditions alive, building bridges through stories, according to storyteller, writer and teacher Rosemarie Somaiah.

The Storytelling Centre : Once Upon a Time Storytelling

A non-profit organisation that fosters and advances storytelling through performances, collaborations, artistic exchanges, mentorships and community outreach, as oral traditions of folktales, mythology, legends and fables preserve, showcase and develop Singapore’s rich and diverse heritage. They also nurture emerging Young Storytellers to ensure the continuity of this art form.

Flagship Programmes


Gateway Kids Club

A weekly kids programme (for children 3 to 8 years old) that includes storytelling, arts and crafts and free play activities, as well as parenting talks and workshops.

All activities get parents involved with their kids in arts-related activities. These are around performing arts, visual arts, music or dance. Each month features a different theme, around which the activities are focused.

Gateway Kids Club