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Opening Times

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00
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18:00
Wednesday
10:00
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18:00
Thursday
10:00
-
18:00
Friday
10:00
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18:00
Saturday
10:00
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18:00
Sunday
Closed

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  • The Recording Studio
  • Courses and Classes

With the help of Simpson and Brown, we have put together a list of the changes made to the building over the last few hundred years. In 1698 a new bell for the town clock in the steeple was ordered from Holland

  • Pre 1703 an early Tolbooth building of two storeys existed. Evidence of building before 1703 can be seen incorporated within the present building
  • 1703 Duncan Kerr of Falkirk was commissioned to make a new clock for the steeple and a year later he was asked to supply a new staff, globe and weathercock
  • 1703 - 1705 Stirling's current Tolbooth was built to a design by Sir William Bruce
  • 1785 the building was extended eastwards by 3 bays by architect Gideon Gray
  • 1806 - 1811 a court-house and jail were added to the south of the Tolbooth fronting onto Jail Wynd and St John Street... this was added by Edinburgh architect Richard Crichton.
  • A fine stone fireplace is built in one of the main first floor rooms and has an oil painting of the landscape painted directly onto the panelling above it
  • 1864 a recast of the 1698 - 16" diameter belfry bell was made, along with a chime of sixteen bells
  • 2000 - 2001 a hidden staircase was revealed in the courtroom, now the Tolbooth's main auditorium. The staircase was first thought to have been the stairwell up which prisoners were led into the heart of the court to hear their fate. However, rather than for the prisoners, it appears that the staircase was created to enable the members of the jury to ascend directly into the courtroom above, as noted in the Stirling Observer 1 October 1857.

A glass viewing panel has been placed at the bottom of the stairwell in the reception toilet area to enable interested visitors to view this historic stairwell.

The Tolbooth is a listed Category 'A' building. Many of the original features of the building have been restored by conservation architects Simpson and Brown.

Fees and Charges 2019/20
Tolbooth Theatre
     
Tolbooth - Exclusive use (Full Day) standard £1,159.00 £1,193.80
discount £811.20 £835.50
Tolbooth - Exclusive use (Half Day) standard £695.40 £716.30
discount £463.60 £477.50
Tolbooth - Exclusive use (Extra Hours - add to half day) standard £139.10 £143.30
discount £104.20 £107.30
Main Auditorium (Full Day) standard £752.70 £775.30
discount £469.50 £483.60
Main Auditorium (Half Day) standard £428.90 £441.80
discount £266.70 £274.70
Main Auditorium (Extra Hours - add to half day) standard £92.70 £95.50
discount £58.00 £59.70
Main Auditorium - Performance Package (Mon-Wed only) per day £405.60 £417.80
Attic (Full Day) standard £376.60 £387.90
discount £243.30 £250.60
Attic (Half Day) standard £214.40 £220.80
discount £139.10 £143.30
Attic (Extra Hours - add to half day) standard £46.50 £47.90
discount £28.90 £29.80
Meeting Rooms (Full Day) standard £220.20 £226.80
discount £179.70 £185.10
Meeting Rooms (Half Day) standard £127.50 £131.30
discount £104.20 £107.30
Meeting Rooms (Extra Hours - add to half day) standard £28.90 £29.80
discount £23.10 £23.80
Meeting Rooms (Hourly) standard £32.40 £33.40
discount £27.80 £28.60
Catering Packages (per person)  Platinum £25.50 £26.30
Gold £20.90 £21.50
Silver £14.00 £14.40
Performance Marketing Charge (optional)   £63.70 £65.60
Recording Studio per hour £23.10 £23.80
Data Projector / Laptop per item £17.40 £17.90
Slide Projector per item £28.90 £29.80
Screen (3.7m) per item £34.90 £35.90
Screen (1.8m) per item £23.10 £23.80
Flipchart per item £11.50 £11.80
TV/DVD/Video/Digital Camera per item £23.10 £23.80
Mirror Ball per item £34.90 £35.90
Radio Mics / Overhead Projector per item £23.10 £23.80
Wedding Ceremony Fee per day £90.00 £92.70
Photocopying Black & White A4 sheet. per sheet £0.58 £0.60
Photocopying Black & White A3 sheet. per sheet £0.93 £0.96
Photocopying Colour A4 sheet. per sheet £1.15 £1.18
Photocopying Colour A3 sheet. per sheet £1.40 £1.44
Culture Staff
     
Staffing (Mon-Fri 7am-8pm) caretaker £18.70 £19.30
sound technician £25.20 £26.00
spot operator £17.00 £17.50
steward £17.00 £17.50
receptionist £17.40 £17.90
Staffing (Mon-Fri before 7 am, after 8 pm & Saturdays) caretaker £25.00 £25.80
sound technician £33.60 £34.60
spot operator £22.70 £23.40
steward £22.70 £23.40
receptionist £23.20 £23.90
Staffing (Sundays) caretaker £28.10 £28.90
sound technician £37.90 £39.00
spot operator £25.50 £26.30
steward £25.50 £26.30
receptionist £26.10 £26.90
Public Holidays charged at triple time.   As above *3 As above *3

 

Jail Wynd,
Stirling
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Stirling
FK8 1DE

Events

Date Event
Saturday 26 October 2019 2:00 PM The MacDougalls Safari Adventure
Saturday 15 February 2020 8:00 PM The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
Saturday 26 October 2019 2:00 PM The McDougalls - Safari Adventure
Saturday 19 October 2019 8:00 PM Susie McCabe: Born Believer
Friday 1 November 2019 8:00 PM The Stirling Queen - Tim Kliphuis Trio with Patsy Reid & Claire Friel
Saturday 23 November 2019 8:00 PM James Grant
Thursday 24 October 2019 7:00 PM The Witching Hour Panel Discussion
Saturday 26 October 2019 8:00 PM The Witchfinder General
Sunday 27 October 2019 2:00 PM Hocus Pocus
Thursday 31 October 2019 7:30 PM The Blair Witch Project
Friday 29 November 2019 8:00 PM Adam Holmes and The Embers with special guests Buoy Gull
Friday 20 December 2019 2:00 PM Snow Play
Saturday 21 December 2019 11:00 AM Snow Play
Thursday 21 November 2019 8:00 PM Turin Brakes
Friday 22 November 2019 8:00 PM Turin Brakes