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 Kathleen Edgar School of Dance
Monday 13 August 2018 18:30:00

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

Wednesday 26 September 2018 19:30:00

Nests is a fairy-tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable. It questions the stories we tell ourselves and the impact we all have on each other. Please contact 0300 300 1210 to book tickets.

Wedding Open Evening
Thursday 27 September 2018 18:00:00

Take a look around our award winning venue, Johnstone Town Hall, and envisage your special day.

Fraser John Lindsay's Blues Incentive
Friday 28 September 2018 19:30:00

Guitarist Fraser John Lindsay and his Blues Incentive return to Paisley this September.

Sunday 30 September 2018 19:00:00

A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a tiger visits. It’s chaotic; it’s dangerous but brilliantly fun. Up close to the action you share this sensory adventure as the family enter a world of colour, scent and explosive movement with the impressive set unleashing the chaos of the tiger in thrilling and unexpected ways.

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here
Sunday 30 September 2018 20:00:00

Gibson takes you on an odyssey charting the choppy waters of youth in a blisteringly funny hour about the escapism and hedonism of travel. A story about friendship, love, pool parties, travel insurance and the Greek third-choice goalie. Please contact 0300 300 1210 to book tickets

Playful Tiger
Monday 1 October 2018 11:00:00

Playful Tiger has been made specifically for children and young people who are profoundly autistic and mainly non-verbal, although they may use language in an echoing or associative way or by vocalising.

Rachel Newton
Thursday 4 October 2018 19:30:00

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces.

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The Paisley Thread Suite
Friday 5 October 2018 19:30:00

A jazz suite from ken Matheson depicting Paisley’s once famed thread industry and the dominant role world-wide of the Coats and Clark families.

The MacBeths
Saturday 6 October 2018 19:30:00

At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut version of the text focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

Walk Like a Man
Wednesday 10 October 2018 19:30:00

Walk Like A Man takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.


Do's and Don'ts
12- 14 and 16-21 October

NTS and award winning documentary theatre socialists Rimini Protokoll present Do's and Don'ts in this unusual and exciting tour around Paisley.


Tony Iommi in conversation with Phil Alexander: A Life in Music
Friday 12 October 2018 19:30:00

Legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will give us a fascinating insight into the life and career of a man whose influence on the history of popular music cannot be overstated.

Invisible the Musical
Friday 12 October 2018 19:30:00

A great musical for 'head cases'

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National Whisky Festival @ The Spree
Saturday 13 October 2018 12:00:00

Join us in Paisley Town Hall as Scotland’s best celebration of all things uisge-beatha comes to The Spree!

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Sat 13 October - Sun 21 October

Paisley Arts Centre's Artist in Residence Clare McGarry presents Cosmopot, a magical space full of bubbles, star gazing and teapots for children ages 5-8


Tracyanne & Danny / The Pastels
Saturday 13 October 2018 19:00:00

Singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby), and one of the most popular of the 'Sound Of Young Scotland’ bands of the early 1980s.


Wolfgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk)
Saturday 13 October 2018 23:00:00

A member of Kraftwerk during the group’s golden era, Wolfgang Flür was the band’s electronic percussionist from 1973 to 1987.


The Wandering Hearts
Sunday 14 October 2018 19:00:00

Enjoy a great big slice of Americana? This is a band you won't want to miss.


The Orb
Monday 15 October 2018 19:00:00

The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower, more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors.


Vieux Farka Touré
Tuesday 16 October 2018 19:30:00

With each new project, the 'Hendrix of the Sahara' expands his horizons, embraces new challenges and further entrenches his reputation as one of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians.


The Leisure Society / Duke Special
Wednesday 17 October 2018 19:00:00

The Ivor Novello-nominated band The Leisure Society and Irish singer songwriter Duke Special share a fantastic double bill.


Big Minds
Thursday 18 October 2018 19:00:00

This Scots super group features former Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes and Mark Brzezicki from Big Country.


The Paisley Connection
Thursday 18 October 2018 19:30:00

This is a night of new and old Gaelic songs that’s not be missed.


Gang of Four
Friday 19 October 2018 19:00:00

Simply one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years.


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas / London African Gospel Choir perform Graceland
Saturday 20 October 2018 19:00:00

Motown legend Martha Reeves will bring her greatest hits to Paisley, and this fantastic gospel choir perform Paul Simon's seminal album.

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Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert
Saturday 20 October 2018 20:00:00

Sex and death. Love and life. Family, fortune, faith, and fear. Guitar, voices, cello, sax, Roland, wolves. Leggings and jeggings, the multiverse and marshmallows. The debut album by Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert.

Four Go Wild in Wellies
Wednesday 24 October 2018 13:30:00

Four Go Wild in Wellies is a playful look at the joy of inventiveness and curiosity.

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!

Junior Monster Ball (12-16 years)
Friday 26 October 2018 18:30:00

Halloween prom night at Paisley Town Hall for 12-16 year olds.

Robert Florence is Biscuity Boyle
Friday 26 October 2018 20:00:00

Burnistoun's favourite son Biscuity Boyle has left behind the Burnistoun Community Centre Circuit to tour the length and breadth of Scotland with his debut solo show.


Halloween Ball (18+)
Friday 26 October 2018 21:30:00

The Halloween ball returns to Paisley Town Hall for 2018!

Siobhan Miller
Tuesday 30 October 2018 19:30:00

One of the foremost Scottish singers, Siobhan Miller brings her exceptional talent to Paisley Arts Centre.

I Remember It Well! - Film and Memory Symposium
10am to 2pm

Throughout the season Renfrewshire Leisure Outreach has been taking local film to Church halls, Community Groups and Old People’s Homes. This event is hosted in association with National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Let’s Inherit the Earth
Saturday 3 November 2018 19:30:00

Let’s Inherit the Earth is a dark, funny, absurdist take on human responses to climate change, from the arch materialist who denies it, to the prepper obsessed with getting ready for it, come hell or high water!

Jason Moran - The Harlem Hellfighters
Sunday 4 November 2018 19:30:00

Composer, pianist and visual artist Jason Moran celebrates the legacy of a hero of black music.

Friday 9 November 2018 19:30:00

MacFloyd return to Paisley Town Hall with their new show for 2018. Everything Under The Sun.

'Travel Back Renfrewshire - Part 2'
1pm and 5pm

Paisley Camcorder Club in association with Johnstone Model Railway Exhibition brings you another helping of local trains, planes, automobiles, travel and transport from the past.

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.

Saturday 24 November 2018 14:00:00

A girl’s life is uprooted when she finds out that her family are moving to the other side of the world. She meets and befriends a puffin and it is through this friendship that we explore how we deal with change (including migration and climate change).

Jack and the Beanstalk
28 November to 31 December

PACE Theatre Company return to Paisley Arts Centre this Christmas with the exciting tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Renfrewshire On Film
Thursday 29 November 2018 14:30:00

The season ends with a unique opportunity to see an uplifting compilation of films from Paisley, Renfrew, Johnstone as well as the villages.

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.

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset
Thursday 6 December 2018 20:00:00

The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, being his last tour ever.

Rat Pack Party Night
Friday 14 December 2018 19:00:00

Join us for dinner at Johnstone Town Hall to celebrate the festive season at one of our annual Christmas Party Nights.

Through the Decades Party Night
Saturday 15 December 2018 19:00:00

Join us for dinner at Johnstone Town Hall to celebrate the festive season at one of our annual Christmas Party Nights.

Could It Be Take That Party Night
Friday 21 December 2018 19:00:00

Join us for dinner at Tweedie Hall's first ever Christmas Party Night!


The Legends of American Country
Friday 1 February 2019 19:30:00

Now seen by over 250,000 fans direct from Ireland Europe's No 1 Country music show " The Legends of American Country " returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics .






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