Tolbooth Stirling

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

Tolbooth Stirling

About Tolbooth Stirling

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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 Stirling

Weekly Traditional Music Classes

Selected dates between 22nd April 2023 - 30th December 2023

Fèis Fhoirt are holding traditional music classes for young people aged 8-18 of all abilities, from complete beginner to advanced performers, on Saturday mornings at the Tolbooth Stirling.


George Farrow-Hawkins Exhibition

1st December 2023 - 31st December 2023

Alongside screenings of the films George Farrow-Hawkins has produced between 2018 and 2023, this exhibition at the Tollbooth will showcase the processes, dioramas and model figures from the films.


The McDougalls: Big Christmas Show

2nd December 2023

Ho ho ho! It's the Big Christmas Show! The McDougalls, everyone's favourite children's theatre company, presents their spectacular new show for 2023!


Adam Holmes

7th December 2023

Acclaimed Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest stars on the UK roots music scene! Don't miss him live at the Tolbooth Stirling when he returns on 7th December!


Arab Strap

8th December 2023

Arab Strap play The Tolbooth Stirling on Friday 8th December as part of their Philophobia Undressed tour!


Festive Ceilidhs

9th December 2023

What better way to spend the lead up to Christmas than celebrating the festive season with friends and family in traditional Scottish style at the Tolbooth on 9th December.


La Dolce Vita Swing Collective

12th December 2023

La Dolce Vita Swing Collective will keep your toes a tappin’ and your hearts a dancin’ as they bring their Cool Yule Christmas Show to the Tolbooth onTuesday 12th December!


Dean Owens and The Sinners + Kirsten Adamson

14th December 2023

Let award-winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens and his band transport you to a sepia stained downtown cantina with songs from his stunning new Sinner’s Shrine album!


It’s A Wonderful Life

16th December 2023

Enjoy a screening of Frank Capra's 1946 classic feel-good movie It's a Wonderful Life at the Tolbooth Stirling on Saturday 16th December!


Karen Darke MBE presents Wild Tracks

3rd February 2024

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear, first-hand, a story of resilience, transformation and human connection from Karen Darke MBE at The Tolbooth on 3rd February!


The Brandon McPhee Show

20th February 2024

Multi award winning Accordionist and Vocalist Brandon McPhee and his 5-piece band come to the Tolbooth Stirling on Tuesday 20th February!


Pete Whittaker - Fine Lines

22nd February 2024

Pete Whittaker explores the art of free solo climbing taking you on a journey of where soloing started out for him, right up to his 800m big wall free solo of Kjerag in Norway.


Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs

24th March 2024

Children’s Classic Concerts brings the most scrumdiddlyumptious musical feast to the Tolbooth: ‘Roald Dahl’s The Three Little Pigs On Tour’!


McCusker, McGoldrick, Doyle

27th March 2024

Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker are on tour again in 2024, bringing you their own blend of top -class folk songs, tunes and charming bonhomie to the Tolbooth on 3rd March.


Brian Bilston & Henry Normal

5th April 2024

Brian Bilston and Henry Normal appear together for the first time in a show which one critic has described as 'two people reading some poems'!


Brìghde Chaimbeul

26th April 2024

Don't miss award-winning smallpipes player Brìghde Chaimbeul at the Tolbooth Stirling on Friday 26th April!


FitkinWall - Harpland

17th May 2024

In this show at the Tolbooth, FitkinWall combine ancient aural sources with modern technology, conjuring up captivating and intricate patterns on these unique instruments.


Keith James in Concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

21st May 2024

Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Don't miss him at the Tolbooth on Tuesday 21st May!


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