About Tolbooth

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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

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31st December 2018
What better way to spend Hogmanay than celebrating the end of the year at the Tolbooth Hogmanay Family Ceilidh!
Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata

Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata

9th February 2019
Strange Behaviours: Graham Costello’s Strata make their return to the Tolbooth on Saturday 9th February.
Genesis Visible Touch

Genesis Visible Touch

13th February 2019
Genesis Visible Touch, the ultimate Collins-era Genesis show, are returning to venues across the UK throughout 2019 and will be stopping off at the Tolbooth on 13th February.
Cal Band

Cal Band

15th February 2019
Scottish rock band Cal are happy to announce the release of their long awaited new album “WITH THESE HANDS” and will play the Tolbooth on 15th February.
DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking

DNA - We Know What You’re Thinking

25th February 2019
Following their astounding appearances on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, mind reading duo DNA are taking their brand new show on a UK tour in 2019 and appear at the Tolbooth on 25th February.
Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton’s Symbiosis

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton’s Symbiosis

28th February 2019
Don't miss Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, two of Scotland’s foremost musicians, when they play the Tolbooth on Thursday 28th February!
Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

25th May 2019
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus when he returns to the Tolbooth on 25th May!

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Popular Events

Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: Stirling Castle
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.
Santa’s Woodland Experience
Santa's Woodland Experience returns to our woodland at North Ballochruin from 30th November until Christmas Eve 2018.
Vibration Festival 2019
Join us for Vibration Festival, Scotland's newest boutique family friendly music festival, in the stunning grounds of Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 25th May.
Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: The National Wallace Monument
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of The National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.
The Crafters Roadshow - Christmas Market at the Thistles
Join The Makers at The Thistles Stirling first ever Christmas Market on from 1st November to 30th December and shop from the best in Scottish Crafts!

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