Venue Hire

From a theatrical production to a conference, meeting or rehearsal

We offer unique performance and rehearsal spaces, conveniently located in the centre of Paisley, and a range of facilities and equipment, all at very competitive hire rates.

By choosing to hire our spaces you are helping support all of our charitable activities that improve outcomes for young people.  We offer significant discounts to emerging artists for development or non-funded work, local charitable and arts organisations and others.

PACE at the Art Department

2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UQ

PACE have a unique pop-up performing arts space on the top floor of the Art Department, a former shopping centre department store managed in partnership with Outspoken Arts who also have additional workshop and exhibition spaces available to hire on the ground and 1st floors.


Our fully equipped pop-up theatre space has raked seating for around 180 and is the perfect venue for performances and conferences.  There is a full lighting rig including flexible moving lights.  The space can be configured as a black box or with a white backdrop for video projection and has closable front-of-house tabs.  A sound system with wired and wireless microphones and Behringer X32 sound desk is also available in our control room. There is considerable back stage and wing space available.

Our cafe/bar space can also provide coffees, snacks and alcohol for your attendees.

The space is fully accessible. 

A re-charge for security services levied by the Paisley Centre is applicable for events ending after 5.30pm.

Indicative Costs

Please get in touch for a more custom quote.

1/2 Day Conference – £400

Hirer Type
Companies /


AD1 is our largest rehearsal studio and is situated just next to our cafe/bar space.  Chairs tables and storage are available.  A corridor provides access to our theatre backstage area.



AD2 is a medium sized studio space situated next to our pop-up theatre space. 


AD3 / Cloud Studio

AD3 is our cloud studio designed to be a relaxing environment for younger participants.  The floor is decorated with soft rubber matting.


AD4 is a studio space with black walls located in the attic space of the building and is ideal for smaller rehearsals in a quiet environment.

Please Note: AD4 is not wheelchair accessible.


Spires Drama Studios

School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DA

Spires is a converted 19th-century church building which houses two specially designed studio spaces. 

Spires 1

Studio 1 is the largest of our studios, 13.5 x 8 meters, and is situated on the ground floor. Its location, adjacent to the foyer area, makes it ideal for meetings or workshops which can include a buffet or simply tea and coffee.

Currently mostly available weekday daytime

Spires Studio 1

Spires 2

Studio 2 is located on the first floor of the Spires and again is ideal for meetings, workshops, rehearsals or classes. 

Please Note: Studio 2 is not wheelchair accessible.

Currently mostly available weekday daytime