Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre is one of Scotland's most vibrant and exciting venues, programmed all year round with a diverse range of drama, dance, comedy, jazz, popular music and family events!

Paisley Arts Centre

About Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre New Street, Paisley PA1 1EZ
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This small scale studio theatre is superbly equipped and provides one of the most intimate theatre spaces in Scotland.

A 158 seater theatre with cafe and bar, situated in Paisley. Eclectic range of performances and workshops.

Upcoming Events at Paisley Arts Centre

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns

5th February 2020
Hilarious comedy, The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns, proves that love and relationships haven't changed that much in 200 years after all! Catch it at Paisley Arts Centre on February 5th!
Fault Lines

Fault Lines

8th February 2020
Five diverse performers take to the stage on a catwalk like no other! Don't miss Fault Lines when it comes to Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 8th February!
The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers

15th February 2020
The Tannahill Weavers return home for a special concert at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday 15th February!
Sunday Continental

Sunday Continental

16th February 2020
Sunday Continental is a laid back monthly live music event at Paisley Arts Centre suitable for ages 0 to 100+!
Radical Renfrewshire: Opening Night

Radical Renfrewshire: Opening Night

20th February 2020
Paisley Book Festival kicks off on Thursday 20th February with a special opening event featuring readings from Maggie Craig and Jim Carruth and music from Heir of the Cursed!
Janice Galloway: Transfiguring the Commonplace

Janice Galloway: Transfiguring the Commonplace

22nd February 2020
Join author Janice Galloway as she talks to Kirstin Innes about her life, work, and anything else that takes her fancy!
Breaking The Mould: Creating Disabled and Low-Income Access to Publishing

Breaking The Mould: Creating Disabled and Low-Income Access to Publishing

22nd February 2020
Join Paisley Book Festival for a discussion about diversity in publishing – and what positive changes are being made to open the gates.
John Byrne’s Big Birthday Bash

John Byrne’s Big Birthday Bash

22nd February 2020
Celebrate the life and work of one of Scotland's most beloved playwrights and artists – John Byrne at this special Birthday Bash as part of Paisley Book Festival!
This Script with Jenny Lindsay

This Script with Jenny Lindsay

22nd February 2020
This Script is Jenny Lindsay's powerful response to many current feminist conflicts, replete with a trademark wit and lyrical dexterity that makes her one of Scotland’s most lauded spoken word poets
Jenni Fagan, Emma Jane Unsworth and Kirstin Innes: Writing Rebel Women

Jenni Fagan, Emma Jane Unsworth and Kirstin Innes: Writing Rebel Women

23rd February 2020
Join Jenni Fagan, Emma Jane Unsworth and Kirstin Innes as they discuss the politics of writing rebellious, non-conformist female protagonists.
Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh Shukla

23rd February 2020
Join author Nikesh Shukla in conversation with Jay G Ying, co-founder of the BAME Scottish Writers Network, some of whom will also be performing in this event.
BAME Writing Masterclass with Nikesh Shukla

BAME Writing Masterclass with Nikesh Shukla

23rd February 2020
Join Nikesh Shukla, the author of books including Meatspace, Run, Riot and The Boxer, for a writing masterclass at Paisley Arts Centre!
Chitra Ramaswamy and Emily Morris: Othering Motherhood

Chitra Ramaswamy and Emily Morris: Othering Motherhood

23rd February 2020
Join Chitra Ramaswamy and Emily Morris at Paisley Arts Centre for Othering Motherhood - two very different but equally subversive accounts of pregnancy.
Jenny’s Well Press Presents: Writers and Rebellion

Jenny’s Well Press Presents: Writers and Rebellion

24th February 2020
Renfrewshire's only independent publisher, Jenny's Well Press, presents five Scottish writers whose fictional characters go against the grain!
Relaxed Open Mic with Open Book

Relaxed Open Mic with Open Book

25th February 2020
Calling local writers to take part in a relaxed open mic session, inspired by the festival's theme Radical Stories and Rebel Voices, and led by the Open Book creative writing group!
We are Paisley Radicals!

We are Paisley Radicals!

25th February 2020
In this thought-provoking event, you will hear stories about Paisley radicals and some of the key moments in this inspiring history!
Creative Writing with Open Book

Creative Writing with Open Book

25th February 2020
Join Open Book lead reader Lesley Macniven for an informal session of reading fiction and poetry together!
Writing Queer Identities with Dean Atta and Eris Young

Writing Queer Identities with Dean Atta and Eris Young

26th February 2020
Join acclaimed poet and spoken word performer Dean Atta as he discusses his debut novel, The Black Flamingo with Eris Young.
The Fountain’s Evening of Rebel Poetry

The Fountain’s Evening of Rebel Poetry

27th February 2020
The Fountain introduces some of the UK's finest poetry at Paisley Arts Centre on February 27th as part of Paisley Book Festival!
Glasgow Women’s Library Story Café: Radical Women

Glasgow Women’s Library Story Café: Radical Women

27th February 2020
Sit back, relax and listen to stories and poems that celebrate poets, writers and fighters at Glasgow Women's Library Story Cafe!
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay

28th February 2020
Don't miss an hour of poetry and entertainment with the Scots Makar and author of award-winning publications Jackie Kay as part of Paisley Book Festival!
Janet Coats Memorial Prize Award Ceremony

Janet Coats Memorial Prize Award Ceremony

28th February 2020
Join this year's shortlist for the announcement of both the Adult and Under 18s winners of the Janet Coats Memorial Prize!
Festival Finale: Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

Festival Finale: Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers

29th February 2020
Paisley's first ever book festival will close in style with a musical performance from the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers!
Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers Talk Books

Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers Talk Books

29th February 2020
Join the Fun Lovin' Crime Writers for an entertaining hour as they share some of their latest work ahead of their musical performance!
Sunday Continental

Sunday Continental

15th March 2020
Sunday Continental is a laid back monthly live music event at Paisley Arts Centre suitable for ages 0 to 100+!
NEW SPACE

NEW SPACE

20th March 2020 - 21st March 2020
NEW SPACE is a two-day festival of new and exciting live performance taking place at Paisley Arts Centre, offering a platform for creation and development of new work!
Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?

27th March 2020
Don't miss the mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down, Arabella Weir at Paisley Arts Centre on March 27th!
Like Animals

Like Animals

17th April 2020
Like Animals at Paisley Arts Centre is a funny and poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and not-so-human) relationships!
Sma’sh Hits All Dayer

Sma’sh Hits All Dayer

18th April 2020
Co-curated by local musicians Sma'sh Hits All Dayer will be a celebration and discovery of local talent, with an emphasis on community and nurturing Paisley's music scene!
Sunday Continental

Sunday Continental

19th April 2020
Sunday Continental is a laid back monthly live music event at Paisley Arts Centre suitable for ages 0 to 100+!
Lullaby

Lullaby

24th April 2020
Lullaby at Paisley Arts Centre follows on from Rutherford's projects KIN and Broth, and looks at family, ageing and the children she never had.
Islets of Silence (The C Word)

Islets of Silence (The C Word)

2nd May 2020
The Gourley's are a typical Glasgow family, life is good to them until one of them is diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer... catch Islets of Silence (The C Word) at Paisley Arts Centre on May 2nd.
Sunday Continental

Sunday Continental

17th May 2020
Sunday Continental is a laid back monthly live music event at Paisley Arts Centre suitable for ages 0 to 100+!
The Metamorphosis Unplugged

The Metamorphosis Unplugged

20th May 2020
Franz Kafka's iconic, tragicomic novella, about a man who wakes one morning to find he has been transformed into a giant insect, is brought to life in this new adaptation at Paisley Arts Centre!
MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews

MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews

12th June 2020 - 13th June 2020
Two nights of all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews are being held at Paisley Arts Centre on the 12th and 13th of June!
Underwood Lane

Underwood Lane

25th June 2020 - 28th June 2020
Brilliantly funny and packed with iconic songs from the late 50s, John Byrne's Underwood Lane has it all: style, fierce love rivalry, broken hearts, dodgy dealers, religion, sex and death!

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