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

Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman

28th May 2024

Appalachian banjo and guitar player Nora Brown joins with award winning fiddler Stephanie Coleman at The Tolbooth Stirling on 28th May!


Rachel Sermanni - The Betwixt Tour

29th May 2024

Don't miss singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni when she brings the Betwixt Tour to the Tolbooth Stirling on 29th May!


Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Hass

30th May 2024

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Hass continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing and they play the Tolbooth Stirling on 30th May!


Jill Jackson

31st May 2024

Jill Jackson is one of Scotland's leading singer songwriters and an acclaimed artist within the thriving international Americana music scene. Don't miss her live at The Tolbooth in May!


Stirling 900: A Snapshot Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Stirling 900: A Snapshot celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Royal Burgh of Stirling through the art of continuing GOSSIP members.


Kris Drever

19th June 2024

Don't miss multiple award winning Scottish folk singer songwriter Kris Drever when he returns to the Tolbooth Stirling on Saturday 19th June!


Matthew and the Atlas

20th June 2024

Matthew Hegarty (Matthew and the Atlas) has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US and you can catch him at the Tolbooth Stirling on 20th June!


John Bramwell

22nd June 2024

John Bramwell, an English singer-songwriter and frontman for the three-piece alternative rock band I Am Kloot, plays the Tolbooth Stirling on Saturday 22nd June!


Pictish Trail (Solo)

19th July 2024

Don't miss Johnny Lynch, AKA Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail live at the Tolbooth Stirling on 19th July with support from L.T Leif!


My Darling Clementine

24th July 2024

Multi award winning Americana/Country duo My Darling Clementine will play the Tolbooth on Wednesday 24th July!



25th July 2024

Genticorum is among the most distinctive voices of Québécois traditional music. Don't miss them at the Tolbooth Stirling on Thursday 25th July!


Project Smok

3rd August 2024

The Project Smok neo-trad trio manage to naturally bring together an array of musical aspects. Catch them when they return to the Tolbooth on 3rd August!



4th September 2024

Flook return to the Tolbooth on 4th September and continue to inspire and enchant audiences of all ages!


One Night Rush

26th September 2024

Power trio Moving Pictures are a Rush Tribute and this event at the Tolbooth Stirling will feature the full Permanent Waves album as well as songs from every Rush era.


Rachel Newton and Mairearad Green present Anna Bhan

28th September 2024

Rachel Newton and Mairearad Green have come together for an exciting new project to celebrate and remember their Great Great-Grandmother Anna Bhan!


Becky Sikasa

3rd October 2024

Becky Sikasa is the fast rising star of UK Neo-Soul, don't miss her live at the Tolbooth Stirling on Thursday 3rd October!


Goodbye Mr MacKenzie

4th October 2024

Celebrated Scottish Band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are going on tour to mark the 30th anniversary re-release of the album 'Five' and play the Tolbooth on 4th October!


Lady Maisery

8th October 2024

The combined vocal and multi-instrumental talents of Rowan Rheingans, Hazel Askew and Hannah James make up the uniquely captivating band Lady Maisery.



7th November 2024

Don't miss Edinburgh based indie band wrest when they play the Tolbooth Stirling on Thursday 7th November!


King Creosote

15th November 2024

Equally commanding whether playing live to capacity crowds or serenading fans in the fishing pubs and pottery shops of Crail and Anstruther, don't miss King Creosote at the Tolbooth Stirling!


Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

16th November 2024

Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, Kai Humphries brings his new show 'Gallivanting' to the Tolbooth Stirling on 16th November!


Bruce Molsky

20th November 2024

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered 'multi-hyphenated career' ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music and you can catch him at the Tolbooth Stirling on 20th November!


Turin Brakes

29th November 2024

Don't miss Turin Brakes perform a stripped back acoustic set in an intimate setting at the Tolbooth Stirling!


Genesis Visible Touch

30th November 2024

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show. Catch them when they return to The Tolbooth, Stirling on 30th November!


Siobhan Miller

14th December 2024

One of Scotland's most celebrated folk singer-songwriters, Siobhan Miller embarks on her first-ever full band tour this November and December and plays The Tolbooth on 14th December!


New Noise

Selected dates between 16th February 2025 - 22nd March 2025

NEW:NOISE celebrates the best Scottish music and local talent, Fridays in the Tolbooth.


More Theatres in Stirling

Macrobert Arts Centre

University of Stirling , Stirling FK9 4LA

Macrobert Arts Centre is a multi-arts complex located in Stirling. Film, theatre, dance, music, cafe bar, family-friendly programme - they have something...


The Coach House Theatre Alloa

Coach House Theatre West Lodge Gardens, Alloa FK10 2HX

The Coach House Theatre is the permanent home of the Alman Dramatic Club.


Victoria Hall Dunblane

Victoria Halls Stirling Road, Dunblane FK15 9EX

The Victoria Hall with its stunning interior was built in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.


The Albert Halls

The Albert Halls Albert Place, Stirling FK8 2QL

The Albert Halls has been at the heart of Stirling's artistic and civic life, attracting many high-profile concerts and conferences and acting as a focus for the local community.


Grangemouth Town Hall

27 Bo'Ness Road, Grangemouth FK3 8AN

Grangemouth Town Hall is a popular venue for private functions, concerts, dance and exercise classes, exhibitions and a variety of fund raising events.

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