Paisley Arts Centre

Paisley Arts Centre
New Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1EZ
  • Telephone 0300 300 1210
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–4pm; closed Sun.
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Paisley Arts Centre

Once The Old Kirk, Paisley Arts Centre has been operating in its current form since 1987. The centre is one of Scotland's best touring venues and it is located in the heart of the town. Throughout the year the centre puts on top performers in theatre, music, dance and comedy.

Events at this venue

There are 20 events at this location

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Acoustic Mac & Acoustic Sting

Acoustic tribute to Sting and Fleetwood Mac.

Thu 22 Mar

£10 / 0300 300 1210

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

A gaming adventure about battling your own demons.

Sun 6 May

£10 (£6) / 0300 300 1210

Conan and the Dragon

Conan and the Dragon is a Scottish tale about a young hero called Conan, who against all odds, manages to defeat and banish a dragon from his village, in the far away forgotten regions of Scotland. Told with hand crafted puppets, striking shadow silhouettes and an original musical soundtrack, Yugen Puppet Company…

Thu 29 Mar

£4 + Bkg fee / 0300 300 1210

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Conan The Dragon

Yugen Puppet Company present a traditional Scottish tale about a young hero called Conan, who against all odds, manages to defeat and banish a dragon terrorising his remote village, in a far away forgotten region of ancient Scotland.

Thu 29 Mar

£4 / 0300 300 1210


Taking its name from the Gaelic word for 'kinship', Dàimh includes members from Canada, the US, Ireland and Scotland.

Wed 23 May

£14 (£12) / 0300 300 1210

Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka

  • 3 stars

On The Button presents a contemporary one-woman show about overcoming anxiety.

Sat 12 May

£10 (£6) / 0300 300 1210


Written and performed by Pat Kinevan, this solo piece portrays the convergence of four care home residents from Ireland in 1943.

Fri 1 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0300 300 1210

Fred MacAulay

The popular morning radio show host, who has now graduated to the heady heights of Mock the Week and the like, shares his witticisms about life and living in Scotland today.

Sat 16 Jun

£15 (£13) / 0300 300 1210

Fred MacAulay: 30 Years On

The veteran comic celebrates three decades in the business.

Sat 16 Jun

£15 / 0300 300 1210

  • 19:30

Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap

After eight years on BBC's River City, Gary's left his role as hairdresser Robbie behind. But is he destined to be an international showgirl following in the footsteps of Kylie? Or will he be flogging yoghurt Martine McCutcheon style?

Sat 28 Apr

0300 300 1210

Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

Wed 11 Apr

£5 / 0300 300 1210

Kirsty Law

Contemporary and traditional Scottish folk by the Borders-based singer-songwriter.

Sun 20 May

£10 (£8) / 0300 300 1210

Little Light

A small energetic star falls from the sky and starts to explore the world. Set in a traditional Bedouin tent, puppetry, music and dance combine to tell this magical story of a little light, a lonely boy and a dog. Suitable for age 5+. A co-production between Vision Mechanics and Jordan's Haya Cultural Centre.

Sun 25 Mar

Adult: £5.00 + Bkg Fee, Adult Conc: £4.00 + Bkg Fee, Child: £4.00 + Bkg Fee / 0300 300 1210

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

The Moira Monologues – Double Bill

Alan Bissett’s original and classic ‘one-woman show’ is now touring for the first time as a double-bill with its award-winning sequel.

Sun 8 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

MZA Sneaky Fringe Preview

Take a comedy sneak peek and enjoy two nights of hilarious all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews in the workshop at Paisley Arts Centre. The shows will contain some adult humour and rude (but hilarious) jokes. Please note that these shows are a ‘work in progress’.

Fri 29 Jun

£10–£12 (£8–£10) / 0300 300 1210

Sat 30 Jun

£10–£12 (£8–£10) / 0300 300 1210

Rose Room

A blend of swing jazz and western swing from this violin-guitars-and-double-bass combo.

Sat 2 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0300 300 1210

Terry Neason

The singer performs piano-led cover versions of various well-known Celtic and county songs.

Sat 14 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

Voice & Verse

Northern Irish soprano and piano duo.

Wed 18 Apr

£5 / 0300 300 1210

Wilson Dunsmore Duo

Paisley-born guitarist, Ross Wilson, joins Lewis Dunsmore in a special performance of guitar music from the Renaissance to the present day.

Wed 20 Jun

£5 / 0300 300 1210


  • 4 stars

New story about the 20th-century African-American experience from Apphia Campbell.

Thu 14 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0300 300 1210

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