Tolbooth

Tolbooth

About Tolbooth

Tolbooth Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
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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

Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

Summer Ceilidhs at the Tolbooth

15th August 2018
Our ever popular summer ceilidhs are back at the Tolbooth and suitable for all ages and stages!
The Gary Innes Band

The Gary Innes Band

23rd August 2018
Gary Innes will be featuring material from his second solo album ERA with a stellar band, Siobhan Miller on vocals, Steve Byrne on guitar and Ewen Henderson on fiddle.
Rose Room with Konrad Wiszniewski

Rose Room with Konrad Wiszniewski

24th August 2018
Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room return to the Tolbooth on 24th August and joining them will be top Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski.
Strange Behaviours: Adam Stafford

Strange Behaviours: Adam Stafford

30th August 2018
Strange Behaviours are excited to be bringing Adam Stafford back to the Tolbooth on 30th August, kicking off the first SB show of the new season.
The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

31st August 2018
Grist to the Mill presents: The Unknown Soldier, a moving, often humorous, but above all thought provoking new theatre piece by the award nominated writer Ross Ericson.
Scottish Chamber Music Showcase

Scottish Chamber Music Showcase

1st September 2018
Enterprise Music Scotland presents the Scottish Chamber Music Showcase 2018 – a concert event showcasing some of the finest talent within the Scottish Chamber Music sector.
Greig Taylor plus Support

Greig Taylor plus Support

8th September 2018
Catch Greig Taylor, former singer/songwriter of Stirling band GT’s Boos Band, at the Tolbooth on 8th September.
Strange Behaviours: Kathryn Joseph

Strange Behaviours: Kathryn Joseph

15th September 2018
Making her welcome return to the Tolbooth is award-winning singer-songwriter Kathryn Joseph, touring in support of forthcoming new album ‘When I Wake The Want Is’.
Tolbooth Doors Open Day

Tolbooth Doors Open Day

15th September 2018
The Tolbooth Doors Open Day will be held on 15th September with free organised tours at 11am & 1pm.
Betse and Clarke

Betse and Clarke

21st September 2018
Betse Ellis is back touring in the UK with her new musical partner Clarke Wyatt and returns to the Tolbooth on 21st September.
The Generalist – A Murder Mystery Musical!

The Generalist – A Murder Mystery Musical!

22nd September 2018
The Generalist is a family-friendly murder mystery musical, containing a serious puzzle and thirteen completely original songs with brilliantly catchy tunes.
Northern Flyway

Northern Flyway

26th September 2018
Catch Northern Flyway, a brand-new music and visual creation exploring the ecology, folklore, symbolism and mythology of birds and birdsong, at the Tolbooth on 26th September!
Don Gordon’s Bandolier

Don Gordon’s Bandolier

28th September 2018
Join us at the Tolbooth on Friday 28th September for the Launch Party of local musician Don Gordon’s Bandolier Tales album.
Jon Boden

Jon Boden

29th September 2018
Jon Boden, singer, composer and musician, is best known as lead singer and main arranger of Bellowhead, and you can see him live at the Tolbooth on 29th September.
Fergus McCreadie Trio

Fergus McCreadie Trio

5th October 2018
The Fergus McCreadie Trio has won standing ovations at Edinburgh, Islay and Aberdeen jazz festivals and you can catch them at the Tolbooth on 5th October!
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.

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