Tolbooth

Tolbooth

About Tolbooth

Tolbooth Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
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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 at Tolbooth

Rod Puppet and Mask Making with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

Rod Puppet and Mask Making with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre

19th July 2019
Come and have lots of fun designing and making your very own rod puppet from a wide selection of decorative materials in this workshop with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre!
Blind Lemon Gators Album Launch

Blind Lemon Gators Album Launch

20th July 2019
Come join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment at the launch of the debut Blind Lemon Gators album taking place on Saturday 20th July at the Tolbooth!
Samba Drumming

Samba Drumming

23rd July 2019
Come along to a high energy, exciting group drumming workshop where everyone’s individual rhythms come together to form one huge-sounding piece of music!
Lego Animation

Lego Animation

24th July 2019
Join us at the Tolbooth on Wednesday 24th July for this simple and fun Lego Animation workshop and make your own Lego Movie!
Rock Band In A Day

Rock Band In A Day

25th July 2019
Learn the basics or improve your skills on the guitar, drums or bass guitar, before learning how to play some of your favourite indie/rock songs in this workshop at the Tolbooth on 25th July!
Gary Innes

Gary Innes

26th July 2019
Catch highland born accordionist and MG Alba Scots Trad Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ winner, Gary Innes at the Tolbooth on 26th July!
Microbits Coding

Microbits Coding

31st July 2019
Get to grips with the BBC Microbit and bring it to life with code and programme it to flash, animate and make sounds in this workshop at the Tolbooth on 31st July!
Ukulele

Ukulele

1st August 2019
The ukulele is super fun, simple to get to grips with and sounds great. Come learn a load of easy chords and use them to play some of your favourite songs on this workshop at the Tolbooth!
Garageband

Garageband

2nd August 2019
Turn your iPad into a whole range of virtual musical instruments and play together as a group using the ‘Garageband’ app in this workshop open to both musicians and non-musicians!
Fèis Fhoirt and Fèis Phàislig

Fèis Fhoirt and Fèis Phàislig

3rd August 2019
Enjoy a double bill of traditional music performed by some of the most talented young players from across Scotland at the Tolbooth on 3rd August!
Make Your Own Artist’s Book

Make Your Own Artist’s Book

5th August 2019
Explore printing techniques and experiment with different textured materials to create your own Artist’s Book on this workshop at the Tolbooth!
Studio Recording

Studio Recording

7th August 2019 - 8th August 2019
A 2-day course taking place in the Tolbooth Recording Studio that will introduce you to the technology and techniques involved when recording in a professional music studio. Ages 13+
Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

7th August 2019
Our ever popular summer ceilidhs are back at the Tolbooth and suitable for all ages and stages!
Horse McDonald + Support

Horse McDonald + Support

25th August 2019
Don't miss the utterly unique singer/songwriter Horse McDonald when she comes to the Tolbooth on Sunday 25th August!
Bloody Scotland: Classic Crime Films at the Tolbooth

Bloody Scotland: Classic Crime Films at the Tolbooth

20th September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
Bloody Scotland is delighted to announce a series of classic crime films to be screened at the Tolbooth over the festival weekend!
Turin Brakes

Turin Brakes

21st November 2019
This is a chance to see Turin Brakes in their first full stripped back acoustic tour since way back in 2002!

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