Whats On in Renfrewshire

Our What's On section aims to be the one stop comprehensive guide to find out what's on in Renfrewshire. From events, classes and clubs to car boot sales, live music and theatre performances, click on our calendar to filter by activity, day or time.

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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.

Random Selection
6 July - 25 September

A 'Random Selection' of artworks including the Scottish Colourists and the Glasgow Boys. selected by staff and partner organisations of Paisley Museum.

The Kathleen Edgar School of Dance
Monday 14 August 2017 18:00:00

The Kathleen Edgar School of Dance offers a variety of classes for all ages, based out of South End Action Centre, Stock Street, Paisley.

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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.


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.


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

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

Dougie Wallace: 'Harrodsburg' & 'Road Wallah'
2 Sept - 29 Oct (Except Mondays)

Street Level Photoworks presents two exhibitions from Paisley born photographer Dougie Wallace: ‘Harrodsburg’ and ‘Road Wallah’.


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.


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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Paisley Natural History Society Talk - Foraging Ecology and Movement of Herring Gulls
Thursday 5 October 2017 19:30:00

Come along and hear about the foraging decisions over the last few years about Herring Gulls and the implications for their breeding success.


NNE Presents: 80's Mania
Friday 6 October 2017 19:00:00

Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.


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.


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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The Spree
13 - 24 October

Paisley's national arts festival will return with another bumper line-up of music, comedy, drama, film and much. much more!

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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.


Friday Night Comedy from the Spiegeltent
Friday 13 October

In association with Gilded Balloon, we bring you four of the best comedians on the Scottish circuit for a night of guaranteed laughs.


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


Sharon Shannon and Fara
Sunday 15 October

Multiple award-winning Irish artist Sharon Shannon will share a stage with Fara, finalists from this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk awards, who hail from the Orkney isles.


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.


West College Scotland Music Showcase
Monday 16 October

The Paisley-based music students of West College Scotland are delighted to be returning to The Spree.


Frightened Rabbit with the RSNO
Tuesday 17 October

Frightened Rabbit will be the latest act to team up with the orchestra in the stunning setting of the 850-year-old Abbey for The Spree's signature show

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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.

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Dougie MacLean with special guests De Temps Antan
Wednesday 18 October

In a very special evening, Dougie MacLean will share the Spiegeltent with De Temps Antan from Quebec.

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.


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.


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.


Friday 20 October

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


Friday Night Comedy from the Spiegeltent
Friday 20 October

In partnership with Gilded Balloon, The Spree brings you another four great comedians who will have you in stitches!


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.


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.


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.


Paisley 2021 Album Launch
Monday 23 October

Brought to you by Brick Lane Studios and featuring 12 great Paisley acts performing 12 specially-written tracks celebrating their town’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021, this launch night is not to be missed.

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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!


Paisley Halloween Festival
27-28 October

Fiery fun and frighteningly-good times in the town centre with Paisley tales, party nights, mystery and music.

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.


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’


Winter Viewing Nights
Every Tues and Thurs from 31 Oct - 21 Dec

See the Moon, planets and other astronomical wonders as never before.

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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.


Paisley Natural History Society Talk - Froglife's Scottish Dragon Finders Project
Thursday 2 November 2017 19:30:00

Come along to hear what the project has achieved so far and find out what Froglife has planned for Scottish amphibians and reptiles in the future.

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

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents 'The Gingerbread Man'


Paisley Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday 4 November

The skies above Paisley Abbey will be lit up by this spectacular display of fireworks following an afternoon of family fun!


Sleeping Beauty
6th - 11th November

Trinity Theatre Group presents Sleeping Beauty


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.


Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 18 November

Festive fun for all the family as Santa and his reindeer bring a whole host of special guests to Paisley.

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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.


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

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


Renfrew Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 25 November

Family fun in the heart of Renfrew as the town gets all festive!

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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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Renfrewshire Leisure
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Tel: 0300 300 0250