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Tolbooth Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
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About Tolbooth

The award-winning Tolbooth is Stirling's venue for music, performance and classes.

Re-opened in 2002, after a sensational restoration and redesign by award winning architect Richard Murphy, the Tolbooth has quickly established a reputation as one of the best live music venues in the country.

The Tolbooth has always been a feature of Stirling's cultural life, it has been a court and jail (complete with death cells) and hosted a parliament in the reign of James VI.

Nowadays the Tolbooth is the base for Stirling Council's Arts and Event Team and the home to some of the best musicians and performers working in Scotland.

The extended Grade A-listed building has retained many original features such as the dome ceiling in the main auditorium as well as incorporating state of the art technology throughout its eight floors.

The main auditorium can accommodate up to 166 people seated theatre style but at the touch of a button the space can be transformed to suit a an event for up to 225 people standing.

Throughout this light and airy building there are small to medium sized meeting rooms, the largest of which can accomodate 100 people, break-out rooms, circulation space, a cafe/bar and restaurant.

A permanent technical team is on hand to provide support to the more than traditional methods of presentation.

Upcoming Events

Auld Hat New Heids

Auld Hat New Heids

19 August 2017
Four of Scotland’s most experienced musicians have teamed up to present a show of Scottish songs seldom heard.
Golden Hum: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Golden Hum: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

21 August 2017
Golden Hum & The Tolbooth present American guitarist, composer, and bandleader Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band.
Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

23 August 2017
Our ever popular summer ceilidhs are back and suitable for all ages and stages!
Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy

07 September 2017
Listen to one of Ireland's finest singers of recent decades, Eleanor McEvoy, at the Tolbooth Thursday 7th September.
Ímar

Ímar

08 September 2017
Catch Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar, at the Tolbooth on Friday 8th September.
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

09 September 2017
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil is a hilarious black comedy, adapted from Christopher Brookmyre’s novel.
Dick Valentine

Dick Valentine

14 September 2017
See the American troubadour Dick Valentine as he plays favorite songs from the Electric Six catalogue at the Tolbooth.
Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe

Dogstar Theatre – The Sky Is Safe

15 September 2017
The Sky is Safe, a new multimedia play set in Istanbul, tells an epic story of beauty, brutality and love.
Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero

16 September 2017
The Tolbooth, Stirling welcomes back one of Britain’s most respected R&B bands, Nine Below Zero, on 16th September.
Zoe Rahman ’Dreamland’

Zoe Rahman ’Dreamland’

22 September 2017
Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Zoe Rahman, one of the UK’s most gifted jazz pianists, at the Tolbooth.
Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan

Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan

23 September 2017
Folksinger Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan bring their 15th anniversary tour to the Tolbooth on 23rd September.
The Songs of Leonard Cohen

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

26 September 2017
Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable.
Strange Behaviours presents: Siobhan Wilson

Strange Behaviours presents: Siobhan Wilson

28 September 2017
Siobhan Wilson makes a welcome return to the Tolbooth to kick off the new season of Strange Behaviours shows.
Scocha

Scocha

29 September 2017
As live bands come you just don’t get any better package than SCOCHA, so don't miss them when they play the Tolbooth!
Orkestra del Sol

Orkestra del Sol

30 September 2017
Join Orkestra del Sol at the Tolbooth 30th September for an evening of bombastic brass infused with anarchic comedy.
TOPFEST

TOPFEST

30 September 2017
TOPFEST returns for another year, this time presenting 12 family arts workshops with a heritage theme at the Tolbooth.
James Yorkston, Kris Drever & Withered Hand

James Yorkston, Kris Drever & Withered Hand

05 October 2017
Three outstanding singer-songwriters, onstage together throughout sharing songs & stories at the Tolbooth October 5th.
Strange Behaviours presents: Jonnie Common

Strange Behaviours presents: Jonnie Common

06 October 2017
Stirling-based producer and performer Jonnie Common returns to the Tolbooth touring latest single 'Restless'.
Red Pine Timber Company

Red Pine Timber Company

07 October 2017
Catch Perth band Red Pine Timber Company at the Tolbooth on 7th October as part of their Autumn tour of Scotland.
Don’t Dribble On The Dragon

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon

11 October 2017
The People's Theatre Company Presents Don’t Dribble On The Dragon at the Tolbooth on Wednesday 11th October!
Ollie Howell

Ollie Howell

13 October 2017
Listen to Ollie Howell, multi-award winning drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer & broadcaster at the Tolbooth
China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood

China Crisis – Autumn In The Neighbourhood

20 October 2017
China Crisis return in support of their new album ‘Autumn in the Neighbourhood’. See them at the Tolbooth in October
Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

22 October 2017
Don't miss Shappi Khorsandi with her brand new show at the Tolbooth on 22nd October!
Electric Strawbs

Electric Strawbs

27 October 2017
The Electric Strawbs offer a show just too good to miss so come along to the Tolbooth on 27th October!
Adam Holmes & The Embers / Rachel Sermanni

Adam Holmes & The Embers / Rachel Sermanni

11 November 2017
See two of the country’s finest singer/songwriters, Adam Holmes and Rachel Sermanni on the same night at the Tolbooth!
Christmas Ceilidhs

Christmas Ceilidhs

09 December 2017
What better way to spend the lead up to Christmas than with a Christmas Ceilidh at the Tolbooth on 9th December.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play on Stage

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play on Stage

16 December 2017
No Nonsense Productions returns to the Tolbooth with 'It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play on Stage' on 16th December.