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Stirling Arts & Culture

You'll find a varied arts and culture offering on a Stirling city break. Here's our top ten suggestions for venues and events to check out.

The Tolbooth, Stirling
Billing itself as Stirling's venue for music and the arts, the Tolbooth features live performances from some of the country's most promising artists - as well as those visiting these shores.

MacRobert Arts Centre
Located on the stunning campus of the University of Stirling the unique facilities include a dedicated theatre for children, a state-of-the-art cinema, children's art gallery, a workshop rehearsal space, medium-scale theatre space and the all important café bar.

The Changing Room
Opening with improved facilities in the summer 2008, Stirling's contemporary art space the Changing Room will become part of the Tolbooth. Read more about The Changing Room.

The Albert Hall, Stirling
Since opening over a hundred years ago it's been at the heart of Stirling's artistic and civic life, attracting many high-profile concerts and conferences and acting as a focus for the local community. Recently refurbished, the Albert Halls continues to showcase artistic talent and there's always something going on at this legendary venue.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, Stirling Castle
Serving the past, present and future of the Argylls, the Regimental Museum is based at Stirling Castle. As one of the most fascinating museums in Scotland, its displays include uniforms, weapons, ceremonial silver, dioramas, medals and militaria.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum
Featuring permanent and visiting exhibitions and collections, this gallery and museum tells the story of Stirling, as well as showcasing various artefacts from around the region including the world's oldest football and curling stone.

Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Showcasing a unique collection of affordable art, this gallery is relaxed, welcoming and exhibits and sells contemporary Scottish paintings, ceramics, hand-made designer jewellery, glass and sculpture.


Off The Page - Stirling's Book Festival
A host of star names from the world of books and literature are featured in the seven days of the festival. With events spread throughout the area, you can discover a new author, enjoy some poetry, meet your favourite writer or simply indulge in tea, scones and a good book. Read more about Off The Page -  Stirling's Book Festival.