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The Story Collider Live Show

  • Wellington New Zealand (map)

Join us for a night of true, personal stories about science told live on stage.

SCANZ Members $5
General admission $10

For one night only -- The Story Collider is partnering with the Science Communicators Association (SCANZ) to bring their live science storytelling stage show to New Zealand.

From the tragic to the hilarious, we'll explore the deeply human side of science with stories drawn from local researchers and science communicators.

Five talented storytellers and their themes will be announced soon -- watch this space!

Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8pm at Meow.

Discount for SCANZ members: first 50 SCANZ members to arrive will get $5 off first drink at the bar.  Join SCANZ now.

About The Story Collider

The Story Collider was founded in 2010. They believe that true, personal stories about science are powerful... And beautiful, hilarious, awful, heartbreaking, and everything in between. They host more than 40 live shows per year in New York, London, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, St Louis other cities around the US and UK. Their weekly podcast attracts 250,000 listens per month, for some eight million downloads in total. For more about The Story Collider, see

"The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional … The crowd's reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence."

— Andy Beta, The Wall Street Journal

It's not too late to pitch a story idea

Your story might be about anything - an important experiment, a tough day in the field, a childhood misadventure, love, loss, and more. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve changed and grown. Our experienced producers will help you develop and prepare to tell your story - all you need to do is send a brief email describing the core idea.

You're probably thinking: "I'm not that keen to leap into the spotlight" or "I just don't have any great stories". But think again! Encouraging real people to tell real stories in their own ways is what makes these shows different and great. Take a chance on us, it may even be fun.

Send your pitch to with “SCANZ Story Idea" in the subject. The deadline for pitches is 14 August 2017. If you are curious or would like some inspiration, read more at or browse The Story Collider podcast archive at

In addition to the live show, SCANZ will also be hosting workshops with the Story Collider team in:

  • Christchurch, Mon 11 Sept, 3 - 5 pm (University of Canterbury)
  • Wellington, Thurs 14 Sept, 9 - 11 am (Victoria University of Wellington)

  • Auckland, Fri 15 Sept, 12 - 4 pm (University of Auckland)

    Workshop ticket prices:
    2 hour workshops in CHC and WEL - $10 members / $20 general
    4 hour workshop in AKL- $15 members / $40 general

SCANZ would like to thank the Science Media Centre, Victoria University of Wellington and the Association of Centres of Research Excellence (aCoRE) for their sponsorship of the Story Collider live show and workshops.

Earlier Event: September 11
The Story Collider Workshop - Christchurch
Later Event: September 14
The Story Collider workshop - Wellington