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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The Monarch of the Glen
Sat 20 Jan - Sun 11 Mar

One of the most famous images associated with Scotland, The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73), will be on display at Paisley Museum as part of a four-stop tour of Scotland, supported by National Galleries Scotland.

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 15 Apr

The annual exhibition of artwork from children and young people across Renfrewshire.

Saturday Art Class
10.30am to 12.30pm (7-11 year olds) 2pm - 4pm (11-16 year olds)

Art classes run by a professional artist.

Beneath and Beyond
Thurs 1 February – Thurs 15 April

Taking real-time data from one hundred earthquake monitoring stations around the world, Beneath & Beyond is a unique installation from artist Stephen Hurrel.


Technical Short Courses
Various dates

Join Paisley Arts Centre technicians to learn skills in lighting, sound and projection.

Jumpers for Goalposts
Wednesday 28 February 2018 19:30:00

Follow the stories of Geoff, Danny, Viv, Joe and Luke who are playing in the Leith Gay and Lesbian five a side football tournament where fitness, friendships and fabulous Moroccan cuisine are put to the test in Tom Wells' heart-warming and comedic look into gay culture and what it means to truly be accepted no matter your story.


Sign Language Lunch Club
Thursday 1 March 2018 12:15:00

Learn Sign Language during your lunch hour at Paisley Arts Centre.


The Scottish Alternative Music Awards
Fri 2 and Sat 3 March

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2018


Will Eisner Week
Tue 6 - Fri 9 Mar

An annual event celebrating the life, works and impact of Will Eisner in the field of sequential art through workshops, creator visits, etc.

Spring Concert
Wednesday 7 March 2018 19:00:00

Renfrewshire Schools' Instrumental Music Service's annual Spring Concert.

Wicked Women - Carol Laula and Friends
Thursday 8 March 2018 19:30:00

Join Carol Laula & friends for an evening of music & spoken word to mark International Women's Day.


2018 Home Internationals Series
9 - 17 March 2018

Top-class indoor bowling comes to Paisley with nine days of fantastic competition!

John Byrne Drawing Competition
Fri 16 Mar – Sun 15 Apr

An exhibition showcasing highlights from this years art competition for young people across Scotland.

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Buddy Good Laugh
Friday 16 March 2018 19:30:00

Paisley’s favourite comedy club returns with a top line-up including Des Clarke, Raymond Mearns and Graham Mackie.


Lou Fellingham This Changes Everything Live
Saturday 17 March 2018 19:00:00

Live Concert at St Matthew's


Scottish Huntington's Association Ceilidh
Saturday 17 March 2018 19:30:00

A night of Scottish Ceilidh music and dancing in aid of the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA).


Bernstein's America
Sunday 18 March 2018 19:30:00

Presented by the Glasgow Orchestral Society.


Acoustic Sting & Acoustic MAC
Thursday 22 March 2018 19:30:00

Two Edinburgh Fringe award-winning shows in one 2 hour concert. The first half of the show is a stripped back, reworked interpretation of all the classic Police and Sting songs. Acoustic Mac will then perform the entirety of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album in the second half of the concert.

Little Light
Sunday 25 March 2018 14:00:00

Using shadow puppetry, table-top puppets, object theatre, dance, music and animation, this new multi-media production tells the story of a boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog.


Conan the Dragon
Thursday 29 March 2018 13:30:00

A traditional Scottish tale about a young hero called Conan, who against all odds, manages to defeat and banish a dragon terrorizing his remote village, in a far away forgotten region of ancient Scotland.

Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse
Wednesday 4 April 2018 14:00:00

A classic story told with a difference. Favourite characters abound – an adventurous Red Riding Hood, an independent Granny (home at last from her trip round the world), and of course the wonderful Wicked Wolf.


Dublin Legends
Wednesday 4 April 2018 19:30:00

The Dublin Legends have over 60 years of performing with The Dubliners between them and will continue to play all the classic songs including Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band and many more.

Princesses of Pop
Saturday 7 April 2018 14:00:00

A family concert featuring the UK's top tributes to Little Mix and Ariana Grande.

The Moira Monologues & (More) Moira Monologues
Sunday 8 April 2018 19:30:00

Moira Bell is the rip-roaring, chain-smoking, nae-messin’ heroine from Alan Bissett’s original and classic ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues, now touring for the first time as a double-bill with its award-winning sequel.

Grandad and Me
Wednesday 11 April 2018 14:00:00

Grandad and Me is a living storybook about loss, longing and the treasures of memory and imagination.

Thursday 12 April 2018 14:00:00

Following their sell out performance two years ago, Scottish Dance Theatre return to Paisley with their unique playroom performance.. Little ones (and their adults) are invited to explore William Blake’s imagination and enter a realm of mystery, fun and adventure.

Terry Neason – Diva, Smiles, Heartbeat and Soul
Saturday 14 April 2018 19:30:00

Laugh, cry, sniff and sigh. Enjoy this emotional roller coaster of music and humour with Scottish, award winning Diva, Terry Neason.


Voice & Verse
Wednesday 18 April 2018 14:00:00

Northern Irish soprano and piano duo, Voice and Verse, will take you on a whirlwind performance with classics from opera, Broadway and specially arranged folk songs from Ireland and Scotland.

Tannahill Weavers
Saturday 21 April 2018 19:30:00

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Now on their 50th anniversary tour, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies.

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Ages of Wonder - Art of Etching
Thursday 26 April 2018 11:00:00

Featuring the very best of historic and contemporary Scottish printmaking from the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture's collections.

Paisley Food and Drink Festival
27 - 28 April

A celebration of the best that Scotland's larder has to offer with plenty of food-related fun across the entire weekend!

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Gary Lamont: Dropping the Soap
Saturday 28 April 2018 19:30:00

Join BBC's River City, Gary Lamont, for a down and dirty hour of soapy comedy and music. The show was a total sell-out during its Edinburgh Fringe run in 2016.

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Singing Hands
Sun 29 April 11.30am and 2.30pm

Join Suzanne and Tracy for an hour of multi-sensory musical fun featuring MAKATON signing.


Sunday 6 May 2018 18:45:00

LNP Promotions presents Hipsway live at Paisley Town Hall

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Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Sunday 6 May 2018 19:00:00

Join Amy on a video game adventure like no other. Battle the minions of fear, loneliness and despair using your collective powers of human connection and emotional resilience. Only together can we slay the Darkness!

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Don’t Panic! It’s Challenge Anneka
Saturday 12 May 2018 19:30:00

Inspired by real life stories, Don't Panic... presents a frank, funny and open exploration of a topic that too often remains taboo: the challenge of overcoming anxiety.

Funbox presents Dinosaur Safari
Sunday 13 May, 1pm & 3.30pm

Get ready for some Stone Age singalong silliness as Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) go on their most roarsome adventure yet - DINOSAUR SAFARI.

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'The Magic of Hollywood' - Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis
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.

British Pipe Band Championships
Saturday 19 May 2018 10:00:00

Paisley comes alive with the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums!


Paisley Art Institute 130th Annual Exhibition
Sun 20 May – Sun 24 Jun

The Paisley Art Institute's 130th Annual Art Exhibition will contain artworks by the best contemporary talent from all over Scotland and beyond, attracted to paisley with many prizes available to all exhibiting artists.

Kirsty Law: Young Night Thought
Sunday 20 May 2018 19:30:00

A brand new exciting audiovisual album project from singer and song-maker Kirsty Law, with support from pedal harpist Esther Swift.

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Baba Yaga
Tue 22 May, 10.30am and 1.30pm

Vaselina lives the quiet life, safely tucked away on the third floor of a very tall apartment. But all that changes when she is forced to confront the terrifying Baba Yaga who plays her music far too loudly.


Wednesday 23 May 2018 19:30:00

Diamh continue to take the world by storm with their highly successful yet uncompromising take on Gaelic and Highland music.

Friday 1 June 2018 19:30:00

A unique collage of Kabuki dance and Irish storytelling, Forgotten has been a huge international success for Fishamble during the past decade. It is a captivating portrayal of four elderly characters living in retirement homes around Ireland.

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Rose Room
Saturday 2 June 2018 19:30:00

Virtuoso violinist, and Scottish Jazz Awards 2017's Best Vocalist, Seonaid Aitken, is accompanied by guitarist Tom Watson, and rhythm powerhouse duo Tam Gallagher and Jimmy Moon as they join forces to recreate the excitement of Rive Gauche Paris of the 30s and 40s with Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.


Thursday 14 June 2018 19:30:00

Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues sung live, two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights.


Fred MacAulay
Saturday 16 June 2018 19:30:00

In 1988, Fred MacAulay made his stand-up debut at Mayfest's 'So You Think You're Funny' competition with his wry observations about society, family and poilitics; themes which fans of Fred will be familiar with. Thirty years on, and thousands agree that he doesn’t just think he’s funny….he actually is!


Wilson Dunsmore Duo
Wednesday 20 June 2018 14:00:00

Paisley-born guitarist, Ross Wilson, joins Lewis Dunsmore in a special performance of guitar music from the Renaissance to the present day.

MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews
Fri 29 & Sat 30 June, 7.30pm

Take a comedy sneak peek and enjoy two nights of hilarious all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews in the workshop at Paisley Arts Centre.

Weave Festival with Sma' Shot Day
Saturday 7 July 2018 10:00:00

This popular multi-arts festival celebrates Paisley's rich history of weaving and radicalism, encapsulated in the famous victory of the town's weavers in the historic 'sma' shot' dispute.

Renfrewshire Doors Open Days
Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 September

Explore architectural treasures, hidden gems and some curiosities (have you ever see the Paisley Abbey gargoyle inspired by the move Alien?) as venues across Renfrewshire throw their doors open to visitors.

The Spree
Friday 12 October 2018 19:30:00

Paisley's hugely-popular arts festival returns for its seventh edition and promises another packed programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and film.

Paisley Halloween Festival
Friday 26 October 2018 18:00:00

Expect some ghoulishly good fun for all the family with a full weekend 'spooktacular' of Halloween activities!

Paisley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 17 November 2018 12:00:00

Join Santa, Rudolph and some very special musical guests for Paisley's annual festive extravaganza.

Renfrew Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 24 November 2018 12:00:00

Get in the festive spirit as Renfrew turns on its town lights.

Johnstone Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 1 December 2018 12:00:00

Johnstone gets set for the festive season with a busy day of family fun.






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