Drag Queen Story Time

Inspired by the forever-fabulous Drag Queen Story Hour (US), Drag Queen Story Time was created for Bristol Pride 2017 and has continued delighting young audiences in the libraries, schools and hospitals of the South West and beyond ever since.

Fairy tales come to life and dress up is real... 

Drag Queen Story Time is exactly as it sounds. Drag Queens read stories to children, capturing the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood, while giving children glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. By providing spaces in which kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions, DQST allows them to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish.

At Mayfest, Drag Queen Story Time will be performed by International drag star Alyssa Van Delle, who will leave you laughing on the floor with her quick wit, and have you up on your feet with her vocal talents.

Tickets are Pay What You Decide, suggested donation £5 on the door.

Drag Queen Story Time will also be happening on the 20 May 2PM at Arnolfini.

“Funny, sparkly and fantastic with the little ones even when they attempted to upstage her :) Was a lovely event, thank you”

“We all loved it, please come back to Cardiff! My three-year-old won't stop talking about it.”

“Such a lovely session. Big smiles, big lashes, brilliant books and fun songs. Please make it a regular event at Bishopston Library”

“I think the lessons about diversity and inclusivity are really important for primary school children to learn.”

“Anything that makes the children proud of who they are, and want to act or read out loud, anything that builds their confidence, is perfect.”


Performed with libraries, schools, nurseries and community centres all across the country, for over 2500 children. Registered with the LGBT Consortium.