Performances

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

Please note, we have recently updated our booking system to improve the customer booking experience.  If you have previously booked a show online with us, you will still be required to set up a new account on our new system.

Tea Dance
Monday 18 February 2019 13:00:00

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.

Write Lines
Monday 18 February 2019 18:00:00

Work with producer and playwright Lisa Nicoll over the course of a month to create a new 10 minute play or the beginning of a larger piece of work. This concludes in a development reading with professional actors to an audience which will be directed by Beth Morton

Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie
Wednesday 20 February 2019 11:00:00

Orcadians Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie will feature an eclectic mix of traditional and self penned tunes and songs from across Scotland and beyond.

Tea Dance
Monday 25 February 2019 13:00:00

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.

Actor CRAFT sessions
Monday 25 February 2019 18:00:00

Daniel Cameron leads ACTOR CRAFT our series of monthly sessions dedicated to the development of acting in a new writing context. Each month will focus on specific actor skills in relation to the following texts, Slab Boys by John Byrne, Lungs by Duncan MacMillan & This Restless House by Zinnie Harris.

Developing New Writing with Actors
Tuesday 26 February 2019 18:00:00

Beth Morton leads a practical workshop giving insight into how she navigates the rehearsal process and her approach to working collaboratively with actors on brand new writing.

Paisley Philosophical Talks
Thursday 28 February 2019 19:30:00

Kirsten Kininmonth (University of Glasgow) TBC

Little Gift
Fri 1 March: 10.30am and 1.30pm. Sat 2 March: 2pm

Told by a very special performer, with a playful mix of puppetry, original music and song, Little Gift is a brand-new story from multi award-winners M6 Theatre and Andy Manley. Join us for a beautiful and optimistic tale about a friendship waiting to grow.

Tea Dance
Monday 4 March 2019 13:00:00

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.

Write Lines
Monday 4 March 2019 18:00:00

Work with producer and playwright Lisa Nicoll over the course of a month to create a new 10 minute play or the beginning of a larger piece of work. This concludes in a development reading with professional actors to an audience which will be directed by Beth Morton

Write Lines
Tue 5 March: rehearsal 10am- 6pm, performance 7.30pm

Work with producer and playwright Lisa Nicoll over the course of a month to create a new 10 minute play or the beginning of a larger piece of work. This concludes in a development reading with professional actors to an audience which will be directed by Beth Morton

Write Lines- Short Play Performances
Tuesday 5 March 2019 19:30:00

Short Play Performances as part of Write Lines with Lisa Nicoll.

Paisley Natural History Society Talks
Thursday 7 March 2019 19:30:00

Angus Hogg Birds of Southern Spain

The Electrifying Mr Johnston + Bite size
Friday 8 March 2019 19:30:00

A new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the 'King of Scotland', focusing on his struggles to bring “light to the glens.” Plus BITE-SIZE An informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress.

Jamie MacDonald: Designated Driver
Saturday 9 March 2019 20:00:00

Foot to the floor comedy courtesy of that funny blind guy.

Tea Dance
Monday 11 March 2019 13:00:00

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.

Take it to the Stage
Mon 11 & Tue 12 March 5pm

Together with colleagues from a variety of performance disciplines, you will enjoy a fun, dynamic 2-day workshop covering all the sounds the human voice can make, in a healthy way. Whether you wish to nail those high notes of a song, better project and protect your voice, deliver a more compelling vocal delivery in a monologue, or even do heavy rock screams, this workshop will help you achieve your goals.

MK Duo, Roberto Kuhn and Callum Morton-Teng
Wednesday 13 March 2019 13:30:00

Chilean-Scottish duo Roberto and Callum will give a relaxing, entertaining and vibrant performance of some of the best guitar music in the repertoire.

Paisley Philosophical Talks
Thursday 14 March 2019 19:30:00

Andy Campbell (Paisley Community Trust) Baker Street.

SAMA's Paisley
Fri 15 March- 6pm, Sat 16 March- 12pm

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA's) Paisley Takeover 2019 is a new music festival featuring live showcases, music industry seminars, workshops, spoken word and more. For more ticket information visit officialsama.co.uk

A Buddy Good Laugh
Friday 15 March 2019 19:30:00

A Buddy Good Laugh Paisley’s favourite comedy club returns with a top line-up of hilarious comedians, brought to you by our friends at Dead Sheep Comedy, as part of Lochwinnoch Arts Festival. This gig headlines Gary Faulds and features Jamie Dalgleish, and a local act, MC Graham Mackie.

Opera Highlights
Saturday 16 March 2019 19:30:00

Join four talented singers and a pianist for Scottish Opera’s ever-popular Opera Highlights tour.

Actor CRAFT Sessions
Monday 25 March 2019 18:00:00

Daniel Cameron leads ACTOR CRAFT our series of monthly sessions dedicated to the development of acting in a new writing context. Each month will focus on specific actor skills in relation to the following texts, Slab Boys by John Byrne, Lungs by Duncan MacMillan & This Restless House by Zinnie Harris.

The Art of Voice!
Tuesday 26 March 2019 18:00:00

Radio producer and theatre director David Ian Neville hosts a practical workshop for actors, exploring how we create character through voice.

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton’s Symbiosis
Thursday 28 March 2019 19:30:00

Ross and Ali, two of Scotland’s most prominent musicians, bring together original compositions from their highly acclaimed albums, Symbiosis I and II, ranging from high octane jigs and reels to beautifully melodic slow airs.

Paisley Philosophical Talks
Thursday 28 March 2019 19:30:00

Dr Valerie Wright (research associate, University of Glasgow) The Linwood Line: working life in a car factory in post-war Scotland.

Gary Meikle- the i-Brow guy
Friday 29 March 2019 20:00:00

Scottish comedy award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle has risen through the ranks and is now in high demand at the best comedy clubs across the UK.

Heroes
Saturday 30 March 2019 19:30:00

A light-hearted family show, Heroes mixes aerial skills with dance theatre and contemporary circus. Asking universal questions with humour, straight talking and lots of moving, we follow the journey of the two performers as they navigate their way through the world of idolising and being idolised.

Tea Dance
Monday 1 April 2019 13:00:00

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.

Pied Piper
Tuesday 2 April 2019 14:00:00

Norwich Puppet Theatre's new humorous and irresistible one-person show, Pied Piper, combines a skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling which will entrance audiences young and old.

Twirlywoos Live
Thursday 4 April 1pm and 3.30pm

The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure.

Paisley Natural History Society Talks
Thursday 4 April 2019 19:30:00

Jackie Clark Procession of the Pine Marten in Scotland

The Little Prince (PG)
Saturday 6 April 2019 14:00:00

The first full-length animated feature of the well-known book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Starring the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Catillard and Benicio Del Toro, with a musical score by Hans Zimmer, this award-winning film is one of the most successful animated features of the past decade. Part of Puppet Animation Festival

Oskars Amazing Adventure
Tue 9 & Wed 10 April 11am

This original play for young children uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music and song to tell the tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps.

A Ladder To The Stars
Friday 12 April 2019 13:30:00

Told through a magical mix of puppetry, music, light and imagination, this is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

Tea Dance
Monday 15 April 2019 13:00:00

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.

Achilles
Wednesday 17 April 2019 19:30:00

Glasgow’s acclaimed Company of Wolves re-imagines the myth of Achilles in a heart-stopping solo performance by Ewan Downie.

Ewan Macintyre Band
Thursday 18 April 2019 19:30:00

An international music project, pushing the boundaries of contemporary folk

ReWrite – Short Play Performances
Tuesday 23 April 2019 19:30:00

April will see four new short scripts being performed at the arts centre in response to the theme of ‘Paisley’ Join us to support our selected playwrights and see their scripts preformed by a cast of professional actors, directed by Allie Winton Butler.

Unspotted Snow
Wednesday 24 April 2019 19:30:00

Unspotted Snow is based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin’s expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific and its extraordinary 170-year legacy.

Mary Ann Kennedy
Saturday 27 April 2019 19:30:00

Brought up in Glasgow, Mary Ann Kennedy is widely known for her outstanding collaborations and broadcasting career. Joined on stage by singers from Fèis Phàislig in a unique collaboration, this show promises to be a highlight.

Actor CRAFT Sessions
Monday 29 April 2019 18:00:00

Daniel Cameron leads ACTOR CRAFT our series of monthly sessions dedicated to the development of acting in a new writing context. Each month will focus on specific actor skills in relation to the following texts, Slab Boys by John Byrne, Lungs by Duncan MacMillan & This Restless House by Zinnie Harris.

Self-Producing and Setting up A Theatre Company
Tuesday 30 April 2019 18:00:00

Join Creative Director of In Motion Theatre Company, Lisa Nicoll and producer Corinne Salisbury for insights into how things can be achieved and how to plan and get your own work out there - from funding, to casting, to partnerships, to venues, to marketing!

The Guitar Man
Wednesday 1 May 2019 19:30:00

‘Everything has its time, a man and a piece of music...’ A man makes his living singing the same songs day after day on the edge of town. He plays to an audience that is always passing him by. Searching for answers to his past, present and future, he reaches a decision: to stop playing.

User Not Found
Wed 8 May 6pm and 8.30pm

User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. The show is performed in local cafes- audience members receive a Smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence.

Little Top
Fri 10 May: 1.30pm, Sat 11 May: 10.30am & 1.30pm

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling. Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

The Unthanks - Unaccompanied, As We Are
Friday 10 May 2019 19:30:00

Mercury-Prize nominated folk band The Unthanks come to Paisley Arts Centre as part of their brand new UK tour.

The Wild West Show
Sun 12 May: 1pm and 3.30pm

Yeee haaaa! Saddle up partners as FUNBOX head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019; The Wild West Show. Get your cowboy or cowgirl boots and spurs on and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle).

Tea Dance
Monday 13 May 2019 13:00:00

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.

Fred Morrison
Tuesday 14 May 2019 19:30:00

Although Morrison was born and raised near Glasgow, it’s the celebrated Gaelic piping tradition of his father’s native South Uist that forms the bedrock of his intensely expressive, uniquely adventurous style.

The Dark Carnival: Unplugged
Friday 17 May 2019 19:30:00

With songs, spoken word and a free (though not compulsory!) glass of whisky for everyone, The Dark Carnival:Unplugged tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who are surprised to discover that death is not actually the end.

Actor CRAFT Sessions
Monday 20 May 2019 18:00:00

Daniel Cameron leads ACTOR CRAFT our series of monthly sessions dedicated to the development of acting in a new writing context. Each month will focus on specific actor skills in relation to the following texts, Slab Boys by John Byrne, Lungs by Duncan MacMillan & This Restless House by Zinnie Harris.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Tuesday 21 May 2019 13:30:00

When triplet sisters are abandoned in a forest by their father, three resolutions are made - one walks one way to find purpose, another the opposite way to find adventure and the third stays right where she is. A contemporary fairytale about determination and friendship that will encourage us to follow our dreams.

Raymond Mearns- Confessions Of A Control Freak
Friday 31 May 2019 20:00:00

Nobody really wants to see a film or a play or read a book about a person who had a great life, was successful in their career and lucky in love. It's far more interesting to hear about somebody who has made a rip-roaring fool of themselves and mucked everything up!

Low Pay? Don't Pay!
Sat 1 June: 2pm and 7.30pm

The classic satire sees one group of women lose patience with low pay and rising prices, and take direct action - and in this new version by comedy genius Johnny McKnight, the action moves to Glasgow and examines where we are now in Scotland.

Voice and Verse, Laura McFall and Kristine Donnan
Wednesday 12 June 2019 11:00:00

With their relaxed and infectious style they will perform a programme of their favourite pieces including Mozart arias, German lieder, songs from the shows and folk songs, including their own arrangements of Irish favourites.

Tea Dance
Monday 17 June 2019 13:00:00

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.

MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews
Fri 21 & Sat 22 June: 7.30pm

Take a comedy sneak peak 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”.

Paisley YMCA Presents Synaesthesia
Sat 29 June

Paisley YMCA wish to invite you to an audio-visual dream like state that is an assault on the senses, as we take over the Paisley Art Centre and remake it into a virtual reality, 3D playground.

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.



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