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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Strictly TAPDance and TAPfit
Monday & Wednesday Evenings

World's first tap dancing fitness workout from Australia!


Craft Activities at Paisley Museum
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays

Come along and enjoy a free creative craft session for all the family.

Beyond Our Limits
Thursday 5 July 2018 10:00:00

An exhibition displaying the enjoyment of creativity and producing artwork beyond expectations.

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Paisley Artists
Saturday 11 August 2018 11:00:00

Local art society, Paisley Artists, once again promise a colourful display of Renfrewshire’s artistic talent.


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.

Circle Dancing taster session
Wednesday 22 August 2018 10:30:00

For all ages, abilities and levels of fitness-no partners needed

Granny and Grandad on Film
Saturday 25 August 2018 11:30:00

Take a trip down memory lane with Granny and Grandad in our Vintage Film Show.

'Doon the Watter'
Saturday 1 September 2018 14:00:00

Relive the happy summers before the advent of package holidays. A beautifully crafted mix of film and live music with an opportunity to reminisce.

The McDougall's Treasure Hunt
Sunday 2 September 2018 14:00:00

The McDougalls are back with an exciting new musical show for 2018.

South Bend
Tuesday 4 September 2018 19:30:00

A tale of hope, of love, of a small country and a vast one, of a good Samaritan and a relationship gone bad.


Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair
Friday 7 September 2018 11:00:00

Join us at Johnstone Town Hall for our Autumn Arts & Crafts Fair 2018!

Museum Memories
Friday 7 September 2018 19:00:00

A special family friendly event, marking the closure of Paisley Museum.

Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster
Friday 7 September 2018 19:30:00

Fastest selling comic of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2017 is back with her brand new show.

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.


Doors Open Day
Saturday 8 September 2018 11:00:00

Come and say farewell to Paisley Museum as we close our doors for the final time until 2022!

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Thursday 13 September 2018 19:30:00

Eilidh has never left her island. Every day is the same; same chores, same people and the same conversations. Then, one day, a girl from faraway is washed up on the shore – and with him, events that will change her life forever.

Sitting Room Cinema
Saturday 15 September 2018 19:00:00

This compilation of rarely seen footage paints an intimate and profound portrait of Renfrewshire and its people.

Dancing Through the Decades
Saturday 15 September 2018 19:30:00

Retro disco fundraiser night for Scottish Huntington's Association.

TMSA Young Trad Tour
Sunday 16 September 2018 19:30:00

Some of Scotland’s finest young folk musicians are out visiting their home areas after releasing their album at Celtic Connections earlier this year.

Retrospective of Paisley Film Maker Jack Wardrop
Wednesday 19 September 2018 19:00:00

A chance to celebrate the work of popular local filmmaker Jack Wardrop.

Tetra Decathlon
Thursday 20 September 2018 19:30:00

This amusingly audacious solo show charts Lauren’s journey as she trains for and competes in this most taxing of sporting events, whilst asking pertinent questions about the psychology of sport and what drives us to compete.


One Last Viewing Night
Thursday 20 September 2018 20:00:00

With the refurbishment of Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory about to begin we have been given the opportunity to squeeze in one final viewing night before the work starts. On Thursday 20th September Coats Observatory will be open from 8pm to 10pm to take advantage of the celestial delights on offer. And we do have quite an offering that night, with Mars, Saturn and a near-full Moon all visible.

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.

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.

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.

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.


The Spree
Friday 12 October 2018 19:30:00

Paisley's hugely-popular festival returns for its seventh edition eith another packed programme of great music and more!


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.


Friday Night Comedy @ The Spree
Friday 12 October 2018 20:00:00

Get your weekend off to the perfect start with some laughs in the Spiegeltent!


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


ModStuff: Afternoon Show
Saturday 20 October 2018 12:00:00

ModStuff is now in its 6th year and, this year, LNP Promotions bring you another afternoon of top entertainment - and it's free.


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.


ModStuff: Evening Show
Saturday 20 October 2018 19:00:00

The Absolute Jam, Les BOF! and The Signatures are your line-up for a cracking gig in the Spiegeltent.

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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!

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.

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
Thursday 1 November 2018 13:00:00

Throughout the season Renfrewshire Leisure Outreach has been taking local film to Church halls, Community Groups and Old People’s Homes.

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).

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.






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