Performances

The very best live music, theatre, comedy, dance and film; right on your doorstep. Check out our brand new event listings below for January end of April!

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Summer Studio
29 June - 25 September

Creative fun for all the family. The ideal free drop-in activity for kids to get stuck into during the summer.

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Saturday Art Class
Two blocks available (w/c 26 Aug or w/c 28 Oct)

Art classes run by a professional artist.

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Creative Art Classes
Two blocks available (w/c 26 Aug or w/c 28 Oct)

Join an expert tutor and realise your creative potential with a series of art classes.

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Camcorder Club
Every Thurs from 31 Aug - 5 Oct, 26 Oct - 30 Nov

Get involved with Renfrewshire’s movie making and social history club.

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The Story of the Little Gentleman
Wednesday 27 September 2017 13:30:00

An energetic experience that playfully celebrates friendship and acceptance.

A Buddy Good Laugh
Thursday 28 September 2017 20:00:00

Paisley’s favourite comedy club returns with a top line-up of hilarious comedians, brought to you by our friends at Dead Sheep Comedy.

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Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light
Friday 29 September 2017 19:30:00

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Tommy Smith launches a new band, the Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light.

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Evelyn Laurie Jazz Night
Friday 29 September 2017 21:30:00

Make a night of it after Tommy Smith’s performance at our Jazz cafe night.

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Mairi Campbell: Pulse
Thursday 5 October 2017 19:30:00

The award-winning musician Mairi Campbell presents her solo theatre show Pulse - the story of her musical homecoming, journey of the heart and quest to find her pulse.

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D*mned Rebel B*ches
Saturday 7 October 2017 19:30:00

Featuring an international cast aged 30-75; D*mned Rebel B*itches celebrates the independent, risk-taking women of the war year’s generation.

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Write Time Write Place
Thursday 12 October 2017 18:00:00

Using poetry to celebrate your creative moments. A fun workshop with poet Sam Tongue, exploring how being creative makes you feel.

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A Musical Tapestry ft Ross Ainslie, Blue Rose Code and Angus Lyon
Friday 13 October

The Spree twins with one of India’s most prestigious festivals, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), in a celebration of friendship.

Banks Night - Espedair Street
Friday 13 October

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Iain Banks's novel Espedair Street, which is set in Paisley, we're hosting the inaugural Banks Night, with music, words, food and whisky.

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Operation Paisley - Alien Pursuit
Saturday 14 October

This is an interactive game (part treasure hunt, part immersive theatre) led by actors, traders and volunteers, using multiple locations across Paisley. Are you game?

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Americana Night with Yola Carter and Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Saturday 14 October

Bringing a bit of Americana to The Spree festival are two fantastic acts sharing the bill in the Spiegeltent.

Lost in France (15)
Sunday 15 October 2017 13:00:00

A documentary by Irish director Niall McCann, Lost In France explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the ‘90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground

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Emma Pollock and RM Hubbert
Sunday 22 October

Two of our favourite acts on the Chemikal Underground roster return to The Spree and will share a bill in the intimate surroundings of Paisley Arts Centre.

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Renfrewshire Calling
Tuesday 17 October

Several youth music groups throughout Renfrewshire will work in partnership to curate a showcase of young songwriters from the area.

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Mad to Be Normal (Cert. 15)
Tuesday 17 October

This fascinating film reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland’s greatest ever minds.

Flint & Pitch: Reclaim This Script
Wednesday 18 October 2017 19:30:00

An evening of spoken word, music and provocations, in association with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

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BBC Radio Scotland’s The Janice Forsyth Show from The Spree
Thursday 19 October 2017 13:30:00

Provocative discussions, inspiring guests and news about trends, fashion, music, theatre and art as Janice Forsyth brings her popular BBC Radio Scotland show to Paisley.

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BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway Show from The Spree
Thursday 19 October

Vic returns to The Spree for another live broadcast of his show. Expect some very special guests…

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Rocket Post
Friday 20 October 2017 14:30:00

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling.

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BREWBAND
Friday 20 October

Join Marc Brew Company for BREWBAND – Scotland’s new super band – that blurs boundaries and challenges people’s perceptions of identity.

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ModStuff: Afternoon Show
Saturday 21 October

Now in its fifth year, ModStuff from LNP Promotions brings you an afternoon of top entertainment – for free!

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Rocket Post
Saturday 21 October, 11am and 2.30pm

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling.

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James Grant presents Paisley the Untold Story
Saturday 21 October

In keeping with the friendship theme of this year’s festival, renowned singer-songwriter James Grant will curate a very special show centred around the untold story of Paisley.

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Lost Map: Strange Invitation
Sunday 22 October

A secret brew of musicians, DJs and good pals gathered for rare stripped back performances, spread across a Sunday afternoon into evening.

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Without A Hitch
Tuesday 24 October 2017 19:30:00

Without a Hitch follows the downward spiral of a four man b-boy crew as ambition, jealousy and frustration manifest in a group struggling to move in the same direction.

Renfrewshire Restored
Wednesday 25 October 2017 19:00:00

A night of local films which bring the past back to life!

Halloween Ball
Friday 27 October 2017 20:30:00

Get spooked at Paisley Town Hall's freakiest fright night at our Halloween Ball with a night of music, haunted performers and ghoulish ghosts!

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Paisley Art Institute's Scottish Drawing Competition
28th Oct - 25th Nov (Excluding Mondays)

The Scottish Drawing Competition has been hosted by the Paisley Art Institute since 1983.

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Love Song to Lavender Menace
Saturday 28 October 2017 19:30:00

Love Song to Lavender Menace is a funny and moving testimony to the love and passion it takes to make something happen and the loss that is felt when you have to let it go.

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The Sunshine Ghost
Saturday 28 October 2017 19:30:00

The Sunshine Ghost tells the wonderfully comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’

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Paisley Arts Centre: Poster Exhibition
Wednesday 1 November 2017 10:00:00

As part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, a selection of the large amount of posters and programmes will be exhibited.

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The Gingerbread Man
Saturday 4 November 2017 14:00:00

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents 'The Gingerbread Man'

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Sleeping Beauty
6th - 11th November

Trinity Theatre Group presents Sleeping Beauty

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Blazin' Fiddles
Thursday 16 November 2017 19:30:00

Approaching their 20th year in 2018, Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups.

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Paisley Artists
19th Nov - 9th Dec (Excluding Mondays)

Local art club Paisley Artists once again promise a varied and colourful display of Renfrewshire's artistic talent at their annual exhibition at Paisley Museum.

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PACE Theatre Company: Snowhite
25 Nov - 30 Dec (Excluding Sundays)

PACE Theatre Company’s annual pantomime will be the enchanting tale of ‘Snowhite.”

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The Hidden
Tues 28th & Thurs 30th November

Your mission, if you chose to accept it, is to crack the code! Played out in an atmospheric library setting, your task is to piece the story together using all the clues you can find. Suitable for small groups of young people aged 12+.

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The MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards
Saturday 2 December

Known as the Folk Oscars, the 2017 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards will showcase and celebrate the very best of Scottish traditional music to folk fans from across the country.

Funbox presents: Santa's Funtastic Factory
Fri 8 Dec, 10am, 1pm and 5pm. Sat 9 Dec 11am and 2pm

Ho-ho-ho! The Funbox team are back for more seasonal fun with their brand new festive show SANTA’S FUNTASTIC FACTORY and are ready to make all your Christmas wishes come true!

An Evening Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Fri 15 Dec, 6pm - 11pm

Dinner and live entertainment from a fantastic Frank Sinatra tribute performance followed by some Big Band music.

A Buddy Good Laugh
Sunday 17 December 2017 20:00:00

Paisley’s favourite comedy club returns with a top line-up of hilarious comedians, brought to you by our friends at Dead Sheep Comedy.

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Christmas Crooners
Friday 22 December 2017 19:30:00

The fantastic cast of West-End Singers, are backed by the superb and talented swing band: The Jazz All-Stars, and they perform over 30 well known Christmas hits.

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Festive Family Ceilidh with Clamjamfrie
Thursday 28 December 2017 19:30:00

Celebrate the end of 2017 at the Festive Family Ceilidh with Clamjamfrie.

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Pasha Kovalev: The Magic of Hollywood
Tuesday 15 May 2018 19:30:00

Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are back touring the UK with their brand new show, "The Magic of Hollywood", featuring Anya Garnis.



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Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street
Paisley
PA1 1NB

Tel: 0300 300 0250