Thinking of staging an event? Not sure how to go about it? Speak to us!

We can advise you on how to apply for funding to help with the cost of staging your event. We can also help you to promote your event.

To get you started, you might want to download and fill out our event toolkit which is packed full of guidance:

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03 March 2015 - Winter Viewing Nights at Coats Observatory
See the moon, planets and other astronomical wonders as never before through the powerful telescopes at Coats Observatory
04 March 2015 - Lunchtime Talks
A series of 45 minute lectures taking place every Wednesday afternoon at Paisley Museum.
04 March 2015 - Playdays at the Museum
Free, creative sessions for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
05 March 2015 - Camcorder Class
Get involved with Renfrewshire's only movie making club for older people.
05 March 2015 - Paisley Natural History Society Talks
These free monthly talks provide an interesting insight into various natural history topics.
07 March 2015 - Pinocchio (U)
This 1940 Disney classic follows inventor Gepetto, as he creates a wooden puppet called Pinocchio.
09 March 2015 - Whatever The Weather
M6 Theatre’s imaginative new production for ages 3+ is set in the charming world of a traditional Alpine Weather House.
11 March 2015 - Tea Dances
Enjoy an afternoon of dancing with John Findlay on the keyboard.
14 March 2015 - Paisley Farmers' Market
Pick up some delicious freshly-grown produce or some of the finest baking and confectionery.
14 March 2015 - There Were Two Brothers
A funny, very personal exploration of fraternal relationships.
17 March 2015 - Frame by Frame
A regular film event for local filmmakers and enthusiasts.
20 March 2015 - Solar Eclipse Event
Safely view this amazing celestial event at Coats Observatory through the solar telescopes housed in the building.
21 March 2015 - Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock
Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock team up to bring you a beautiful and imaginative live performance.
29 March 2015 - Butterfly Kiss
An old man, visiting a seaside museum, is transported back to 1960, where he is 16 years old, holidaying on the west coast of Scotland. Brand new theatre from veteran actor, playwright and musician, Dave Anderson (City Lights, Gregory's Girl)
31 March 2015 - Triple Bill
A fresh, new inclusive dance ensemble creating inspirational and challenging dance!
02 April 2015 - Baby Disco
A morning of dancing and fun for little ones.
07 April 2015 - Makers at Paisley Museum
Drop in activities for kids aged 5 and up.
08 April 2015 - Little Princess Goldtree
This Scottish version of Snow White is told with hand carved puppets, striking shadown silhouettes and traditional storytelling, accompanied by an original soundtrack.
11 April 2015 - Last Dream (On Earth)
A play about hope, dreams and beauty – and of sheer humanity. Last Dream (on Earth) interweaves a driving music score with accounts from those who risk their lives for a distant dream.
14 April 2015 - 3 Pigs
The Three Little Pigs, Susannah the Fanciful Sow and The Old Woman and her Pig are all brought to life with the amazing ingenuity and formidable storytelling skills of Rod Burnett. Part of the Puppet Animation Festival.
15 April 2015 - Foster and Allen
Having spent nearly 40 years in the music business, and with 30 albums, Foster and Allen are embarking on a brand new tour in 2015.
16 April 2015 - Celeste's Circus
Come join the circus! A first trip for wee ones aged 0-5 to experience and enjoy the magic of the big top in this delightful puppet tale.
18 April 2015 - The Secret of Kells (PG)
Adventure, action and danger await 12 year old Brendan who must fight bloodthirsty Vikings and a cunning serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells in this 2010 Oscar-nominated film.
21 April 2015 - And The Beat Goes On
A brand new play about sequins, survival and Sonny and Cher.
23 April 2015 - Paisley Beer Festival
Scotland's biggest beer festival is back - and this time we've added a special food element
28 April 2015 - The Straw Chair
An internationally acclaimed play about a young bride in the 18th century, who arrives on the remote island of St Kilda with her minister husband.
02 May 2015 - Normal Madness
Based on a true story, this solo show is a frank, funny and deeply touching tale of a girl and her schizophrenic mother.
07 May 2015 - Whiteout
Six dancers move from digital projection to live performance, producing a visually exciting, dynamic dance theatre piece.
09 May 2015 - Loretta Reid
Loretta returns to Paisley with another fabulous show, featuring a new line up of very talented Scottish musicians who will perform songs from Swing, Jazz, Blues and Pop
10 May 2015 - Pirates and Princesses
Anya, Gary & Kevin (formerly of the Singing Kettle) present a brand new, FUNBOX adventure!
16 May 2015 - Des Clarke
Des Clarke is taking his warm, offbeat brand of humour on the road with a full-length version of his hit 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Show.
16 May 2015 - Museums at Night
Once again, Paisley Museum will be taking part in Museums at Night, the nationwide festival of after-hours events in museums, galleries and heritage sites.
23 May 2015 - Breabach
Ever since launching their career as winners of an Open Stage Award at Celtic Connection 2005, Breabach’s star has been steeply on the rise, an ascent that continues with the release of their fourth album Ùrlar.
30 May 2015 - Street Velodrome
The world's only pop-up cycling racetrack is on its way back to Paisley - expect high-speed racing thrills
10 June 2015 - Emily Smith
Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. Her UK spring tour sees Emily showcase songs from her highly acclaimed 2014 album Echoes.
21 June 2015 - The Kilkennys
The Kilkennys are four young balladeers, who have been credited with keeping Irish folk music alive thanks to their incredible musicianship and boundless energy.
26 June 2015 - MZA Sneaky Fringe Previews
Two nights of all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews featuring Daniel Sloss, Kai Humphries, Mark Nelson and possibly other special (but top-secret) guests!
04 July 2015 - Sma' Shot Day 2015
One of the oldest workers festivals in the world is back - always a popular family town centre day out.
11 July 2015 - British Cycling Youth National Circuit Race Championships
Paisley will be the venue for a feast of top-class cycling action when the 2015 British Cycling Youth National Circuit Race Championships takes place in the town
18 July 2015 - Paisley Pipe Band Championships
Enjoy the sight, sound and spectacle of some of the top pipe bands from throughout Scotland and beyond.
05 September 2015 - Renfrewshire Doors Open Day 2015
Your chance to get into buildings - take a look through the keyhole at some of Renfrewshire's main attractions
09 October 2015 - The Spree
The biggest week of the year in Renfrewshire's cultural calendar - Paisley's national festival of music and comedy is back!