Spoken Word & Drama

Photo: Anna Stewart

Spoken word and performance poetry is a dynamic part of the poetry scene nowadays and we showcase some of the best performers at StAnza. You’ll find them at our lunchtime Poetry Café events, the annual StAnza Slam and elsewhere on the programme. We also regularly explore the boundaries between poetry and drama in plays, poetry theatre and spoken word shows.

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Wed 6 March | 17:30 - 18:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Carly Brown and Joe with the Glasses »

Lively poetry from two of the best poets to emerge from Scotland’s spoken word scene, served up with a lunchtime snack

Thu 7 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

In this cold’s tending time »

Poetry interventions as cross-arts performances

Fri 8 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | Around the festival and around St Andrews

Poetry Café: Harry Baker »

Surreal humour with a lunchtime snack

Fri 8 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 9 March | 12:00 - 13:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Ben Norris »

Enjoy an entertaining lunch with a BBC slam champion

Sat 9 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sat 9 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

The StAnza Slam »

With MC Ben Norris

Sat 9 March | 22:15 - 23:59 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 10 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Poetry Café: Tolu Agbelusi »

Spoken word from a poet known for the graphic power of her work

Sun 10 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.75/£5.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 10 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers