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Paisley Town Hall

Information on the work to transform Paisley Town Hall, what improvements were made, what the benefits will be

Paisley Town Hall has been a striking centrepiece at the heart of life in the town for the last 140 years - and the transformation we have delivered will keep it there for generations to come.

This 19th-century architectural gem has been turned into a landmark entertainment venue which is helping to drive new visitors and footfall into the town centre and surrounding businesses, day and night.

The Royal National Mòd, Scotland's largest celebration of Gaelic culture and language, was the first event to be held at the venue when it reopened.

Improvements made to the building

The work transformed what the building can do:

  • An increased capacity of 1,200 in the main hall allowing bigger and better events
  • unused spaces brought back into use and new rooms created including a dance studio, café-bar with terrace, and a soundproof screening room
  • a much-improved audience experience including improved staging, lighting and seating with better views
  • improved access making it easier for everyone to move around the building
  • a complete replacement of the old and outdated electrical and mechanical systems

More info

More information on how to hire the town hall is available through OneRen's website

You can watch our great fly-through video showing a day in the life of the town hall - produced by design studio Visual Lane and project architects Holmes Miller - below:

You can also watch our behind-the-scenes video from 2021, as our project director Neil takes you on a tour of the town hall, showing the building stripped back as you've never seen it before: