Performances

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

 

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 performed by a cast of professional actors, directed by Allie Winton Butler. ReWrite April Tea for Three by Jake Abbott Just William by Fiona Black Up the Junction by Elissa Soave The Greatrex Case by Natalie Whittle

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

Written by Chris Goode, 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.

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Wedding Open Evening
Thursday 9 May 2019 18:30:00

Come along to Johnstone Town Hall to see our award-winning venue dressed for full day weddings and evening receptions!

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.

Sound Symphony
15th May 10:30am and 1:30pm

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory performance for young audiences with profound autism.

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”. With Craig Hill, Gareth Waugh and Mark Nelson.* (* Lineup may be subject to change)

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.

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!



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