Performances

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

 

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Tea Dance
2nd September, 7th October, 30th October, 11th November

Enjoy an afternoon of dancing, music and chatting with friends. John Findlay will keep you entertained all afternoon playing a series of timeless tunes on the keyboard.

The Chosen
Wednesday 4 September 2019 19:30:00

World premiere tour of the new show from Scotland's acclaimed Company Chordelia, The Chosen is a deeply personal reflection on how we experience the time left to us.

Renfrewshire Doors Open Day 2019: Paisley Arts Centre
Saturday 7th September - Sunday 8th September

Step inside Paisley Arts Centre as part of Renfrewshire Doors Open Days. Come along for a selection of arts, theatre and film activities for visitors, all with an animal theme!

Anonymouse
11am & 1pm

In a hole in the wall of a timber house, on the edge of a wood there lives a mouse... This lyrical story from Ipdip Theatre is a multi-sensory treat for under fives and their families to cosy in and enjoy together.

RURA
Sunday 8 September 2019 19:30:00

RURA are a multi award-winning act with three heralded albums and extensive international touring.

An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell
Tuesday 10 September 2019 19:30:00

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell is coming to Johnstone Town Hall for an evening of psychometry, photographs readings and psychic prediction.. Tony demonstrates his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones with detailed messages frequently including names, dates and locations and all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy.

Eaten
Sunday 15 September 2019 14:00:00

Eaten invites children to the fascinating world of food chains and digestion. “Big Cuddly and Clever” The Times ★★★★

Bouncers
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September

Bouncers by John Godber shows a night at the dancing through the Doormen's eyes. 4 actors play Boucners, Neds, Lassies and other choice customers as the music gets loud and the beer gets downed. Basement Film and Theatre Company present this 90s remix of a well loved classic.

WhirlyGig
Saturday 21 September 2019 14:30:00

WhirlyGig is 4 brave musicians, 30 instruments, and countless musical puzzles to solve. Join us for an extraordinary theatrical experience where music will happen in ways you have never seen before.

Stick By Me
Thursday 26 September 2019 14:00:00

Stick by Me is a joyful show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things. “as big a delight as a small show for children can be” ★★★★ The Times

Singin I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim 2
Friday 27 September 2019 19:30:00

Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2 will take you on a priceless comical journey like you’ve never witnessed before and promises to have you laughing so hard you’ll be begging for extra time.

Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O'Rourke
Friday 4 October 2019 19:00:00

Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars. Fresh from supporting Lankum, Billy Bragg and James Yorkston the formidable piper and native Gaelic speaker is joined by folk legend, Aidan O’Rourke, for this very special show.

Amadeus & The Bard
Friday 4 October 2019 19:30:00

Love, magic, music… there are a surprising number of similarities between Mozart and Robert Burns.

Withered Hand + Hamish Hawk + Bobby Kakouris
Saturday 5 October 2019 19:30:00

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour in the UK and further afield, playing in venues ranging from concert halls to living rooms.

Horse McDonald - Flying Solo
Saturday 5 October 2019 20:00:00

As part of her Flying Solo shows, Horse will be playing at Paisley Arts Centre this autumn, the first time since bringing her award winning play ‘Careful’ to the town. The venue has always held special significance for her in that the band showcased the songs there for producer Pete Smith for the first album ‘the same sky’.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
1.30pm and 4pm

The timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

The Kilkennys
Thursday 10 October 2019 19:30:00

Kilkenny city is famous for its long history of brewing fine IRISH ale and beer. The brewery may be gone, but the music plays on. The Kilkennys are the first group named after the beloved marble city. The Kilkennys, Ireland's newest balladeers, come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own.

GROW
Friday 11 October 2019 11:30:00

The award-winning team behind Four Go Wild in Wellies reunite for Indepen-dance 4’s GROW.

Roddy Hart, Emma Pollock & Rab Noakes - Gerry Rafferty Songbook
Friday 11 October 2019 19:00:00

The Spree festival begins with this fantastic tribute to one of Paisley's favourite musical sons.

The Box
Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October 7.30pm

A beautiful combination of exquisite choreography and thought-provoking social commentary, presented with feeling and humour, this is a powerful and inspiring new work.

Comedy Lates with Fred MacAulay
Friday 11 October 2019 22:30:00

Friday night fun with your host Fred MacAulay alongside Susan Riddell, Christopher MacArthur-Boyd and Mark Nelson.

Lost Map's Lost Weekend Sunday Social
Sunday 13 October 2019 18:30:00

This Sunday Social will feature Caledonian drone-hop from Callum Easter, pastoral dream-pop from Molley Linen, sun-warped psychedelia from London's Fell as well as twisted folk nonsense from Pictish Trail himself.

Lost Map’s Lost Weekend Sunday Social
Sunday 13 October 2019 19:00:00

An eclectic showcase of stripped back, loved-up, and spaced-out acts from LOST MAP, the lo-fi label run by Pictish Trail on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg.

Hue and Cry
Monday 14 October 2019 19:00:00

A venue and location fitting for a band for whom one of their biggest hits, ‘Looking for Linda’, was set on a train to Paisley.

Glasvegas
Tuesday 15 October 2019 19:00:00

The platinum-selling indie-rockers perform their only full-band Scottish show of the year.

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Loki's History of Scottish Hip Hop and Stretch & Bobbito
Tuesday 15 October 2019 19:00:00

Loki's History of Scottish Hip-Hop Award-winning author Darren 'Loki' McGarvey reveals the history of Scottish hip-hop. Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives From Nas to Jay Z, Wu Tang to Busta Rhymes, Biggie to the Fugees: some of the world’s biggest rappers got their break on an independent, late night, underground radio show on Columbia University’s student radio station. {The Spree}

Gruff Rhys
Wednesday 16 October 2019 19:00:00

The Super Furry Animals frontman brings his solo show to the Spiegeltent for The Spree festival.

Paisley in Song - Production Masterclass Workshop
Thursday 17 October 2019 13:45:00

Paisley singer/songwriter Michael Cassidy has been exploring Paisley’s incredible history of songwriting and its poetic legacy as the starting point for a series of songwriting and music workshops with local young people. As part of the project we are offering a series of concerts and masterclasses with some of Scotland’s foremost songwriters, musicians and producers which explore the rich legacy of Paisley’s songwriting heritage and which will help write a new chapter in the Paisley Songbook.

Paisley in Song - Songwriters' Cafe - Emme woods
Thursday 17 October 2019 13:45:00

This is your chance to have one of Scotland’s best songwriters give you advice on your songs and music. Book yourself or your band in for a 20 minute slot with Emme Woods and get her advice, knowledge or input on your songs, ideas or unfinished master-pieces.

Paisley in Song - Songwriters' Cafe - Ross Leighton
Thursday 17 October 2019 13:45:00

This is your chance to have one of Scotland’s best songwriters give you advice on your songs and music. Book yourself or your band in for a 20 minute slot with Emme Woods and get her advice, knowledge or input on your songs, ideas or unfinished master-pieces.

Paisley in Song - Writing Music for Film and TV
Thursday 17 October 2019 13:45:00

This is your chance to have one of Scotland’s best songwriters give you advice on your songs and music. Book yourself or your band in for a 20 minute slot with Emme Woods and get her advice, knowledge or input on your songs, ideas or unfinished master-pieces.

PP Arnold
Thursday 17 October 2019 19:00:00

London’s First Lady of Soul will perform songs from her six-decade career when she visits The Spree festival.

Paisley In Song
Thursday 17 October 2019 19:30:00

A celebration of Paisley’s songwriting heritage.

The Soundplay Dome
18th October-19th October

The Soundplay Dome is a magical sensory space where children and adults of all ages can explore sound and light. Creating a soothing musical landscape from objects and tactile materials, the dome works as an instrument that can be played in accessible and surprising ways.

Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook
Friday 18 October 2019 19:00:00

The multi-award-winning singer-songwriter brings her Scottish Songbook to Paisley – a collection of pop classics spanning more than 50 years.

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
Friday 18 October 2019 20:00:00

A film that explores the ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British culture and the power of music to break down barriers and change lives – all told through the prism of the most iconic record label in history, Trojan Records.

Comedy Lates with Scott Gibson
Friday 18 October 2019 22:30:00

Late-night laughs in the Spiegeltent with your host Scott Gibson and comedians Rosco McLelland, Jay Lafferty and Gary Little.

Jerry Sadowitz: Make America GRATE Again!
Saturday 19 October 2019 19:45:00

Jerry Sadowitz, Britain's FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash!

Malcolm Middleton plus support
Saturday 19 October 2019 20:00:00

Malcolm Middleton is back, again, with his seven-hundredth studio album BANANAS, this time on the much beloved TRIASSIC TUSK RECORDS.

Hayseed Dixie Spree Party
Saturday 19 October 2019 22:30:00

A lively late-night closing party for The Spree all the way from Tennessee, USA, with the inventors of ‘rockgrass’.

Fibres
Tuesday 22 October 2019 17:01:07

Fibres is a darkly comedic play that tells the story of a young woman and her family facing the effects of asbestosis fro, Glasgow's shipbuilding industry.

The Monster and Mary Shelley
Thursday 24 October 2019 19:30:00

Occasion Theatre Presents The Monster and Mary Shelley is a celebration of one of literature's most influential talents and an atmospheric, moving, and at times darkly comic exploration of the Gothic girl who electrified the world.

Fraser John Lindsay's Blues Incentive
Friday 25 October 2019 19:30:00

Guitarist Fraser John Lindsay and his Blues Incentive have become a welcome addition to Scotland’s thriving music scene. This year’s show should be a fantastic night out for music fans.

Singing Hands
Saturday 26 October 2019 11:00:00

Join Suzanne and Tracy for an hour of multi-sensory musical fun featuring MAKATON signing. Keep an eye out for extra performance time: released at 2 pm on 25/3/19!

The Wedding Planners
Monday 28 October 2019 19:30:00

The Wedding Planners is the hilarious girls' night out you won't want to miss!

Janey Godley- Beyond The Fringe
Thursday 31 October 2019 20:00:00

Hot from her recent appearance’s on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News' and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand, Janey is excited to bring her hilarious new show to Paisley Arts Centre! *SOLD OUT*

Fallen Fruit
Friday 1 November 2019 19:30:00

A story of love, breaking free, and Europe, from multi-award winning Two Destination Language, Fallen Fruit foregrounds a unique migrant voice born in communist Bulgaria.

Gnoss + Fèis Phàislig Ceilidh Trail
Saturday 2 November 2019 19:30:00

Formed by the award-winning Orkney duo of fiddler/mandolinist Graham Rorie and singer-guitarist Aidan Moodie, Gnoss combine livewire instrumental sets with stirring song arrangement.

Funbox presents Christmas in Toy Town
Sunday 8th December 1pm & 3.30pm

Ready...’Teddy’...Go! It’s time to get ‘dolled’ up and get your skates on because we’re heading to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

Funbox present Christmas in Toy Town
1pm& 3.30pm

There's trouble in Toy Town because someone's arrived who is up to 'snow' good.

Funbox presents Christmas in Toy Town
Monday 9th December 10am & 1pm

Ready...’Teddy’...Go! It’s time to get ‘dolled’ up and get your skates on because we’re heading to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

Christmas Party Night: The Ultimate Jersey Boys
Thursday 12 December 2019 18:30:00

Enjoy a special Christmas evening with hits from The ultimate Jersey Boys. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and a four course meal. Early Bird discount available!

Back To The 80s Party Night
Friday 13 December 2019 19:00:00

Travel back to the 80s this Christmas with live entertainment from The Rubix Cubes. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, four course meal, live entertainment from The Rubix Cubes and a DJ set that will have you dancing into the wee small hours!

90s/00s Throwback Party
Saturday 14 December 2019 19:00:00

Kick off the party season with Fever Pitch, a retro-tastic live band with all your favourite throwback hits from the 1990s and 00s. Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, four course meal, followed by live entertainment from Fever pitch and a DJ set to keep you dancing all night long!

Festive Tea Dance
Monday 16 December 2019 13:00:00

Festive Tea Dance 16th December 2019 1pm

Festive Ceilidh 2019
Saturday 28 December 2019 19:30:00

Festive Family Ceilidh: Celebrate the end of 2019 with a traditional evening of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing for everyone to enjoy. Early booking is recommended!



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Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street
Paisley
PA1 1NB

Tel: 0300 300 0250