Jump into Stirling’s entertainment scene with our guide to the best theatre, live music and comedy in town.
Entertainment in Stirling
Whether it’s opera, live music, comedy or cutting-edge cinema, you’ll find it all in Stirling.
The creative heartbeat for much of Stirling, the Macroberts Art Centre is a multi-arts venue that puts on a wide range of events – from comedy and dance to opera and theatre, pretty much any creative art is fair game. Located on the university campus, the centre was built in 1971 and refurbished in 2002. It is also considered to be the cinematic hub of the city, screening cult films, leftfield classics and new Hollywood releases. There are several spaces across the centre, the biggest being the Mainhouse, with a capacity of 460, followed by the Filmhouse (capacity 135) and the Playhouse studio (capacity 100).
Another creative hub in the heart of Stirling’s Old Town, Tolbooth is the city’s leading live music and arts centre, putting on a wide range of events. Reopened in 2002, the space was originally a court, jail and parliament for James VI and is now a state-of-the-art creative space home to a 166-capacity auditorium, café, bar and restaurant.
Macroberts Art Centre
The Albert Halls
From musicals to touring bands, Stirling’s music scene is alive and kicking.
The largest event space in Stirling, The Albert Halls welcomes thousands of guests each year for its diverse range of programming, including Comic-Con, opera, classical music, pop concerts, live talks and regular live music shows. As well as themed nights and tribute acts, the Albert Halls regularly welcomes big name original acts, including The Proclaimers, Leo Sayers and Jason Donovan.
From live Scottish music, riotous ceilidhs and up-and-coming alternative music, Tolbooth is a great place to see live music. The intimate theatre allows you to get up close and personal with the musicians and artists, while the open minded booking policy means there’s always something on that’s worth a second look.