The Moth
The Moth

The Moth

Tickets will be available for purchase at 3PM one week prior to the show

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The Moth on April 14 and May 19 has been cancelled.

Like many of you, we are staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences remains of utmost importance and we have decided to cancel The Moth on April 14 and May 19. If you have any questions please contact our Ticket Services Office at 617.547.8300 (Tuesday – Sunday, noon – 5PM) or

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The Moth StorySLAMs are steadily spreading all over the map, gathering people and stories from all over the country. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have multiple shows each month. The Moth is open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s posted theme. The brave of heart, or those with stories they’re aching to tell, prepare personal, true tales. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in our GrandSLAM Championships. Come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 14, 2020: EARTH


Prepare a five-minute story about EARTH. Communing with nature, digging up dirt, or saving our blue marble. Cooling or warming, believing or denying, uniter or great divider. Bring us stories of Mother Nature, Smokey the Bear and other salts of the earth.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020: DEDICATION

Prepare a five-minute story about devotion. Pledging your allegiance to a lover or a cause. Sticking to your guns. Following the plan. Nose to the grindstone. Eyes on the finish line. Wholly committed or fleeing the fervor of others.

The Moth

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Through its ongoing programs – The Moth Mainstage, The Moth StorySLAMs, MothSHOP Corporate and MothSHOP Community Education Program- The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth podcast is downloaded more than one million times a month, and the sixth season of the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, produced by Jay Allison and presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, will air this fall on radio stations nationwide.


Please note:
Doors for The Moth open at 7PM. Due to The Moth’s policies, all seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the saving of seats is prohibited. We cannot guarantee that patrons who arrive after the house opens will be able to sit together, and as there are a limited number of seats some patrons will be placed in the Standing Room Only area. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals.