Work on the next phase in the development of Exchange, Scotland’s first theatre for children, young people and families, commences this week in Paisley.   Contractors Elmwood Projects have been appointed to deliver the next phase of development of the site, a vacant former nightclub opposite Paisley Gilmour Street Station.  This phase will begin the major … Read more

Welcome to The Enchanted Forest!

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed our Enchanted Forest exhibition taking shape in The Art Department over the last few weeks.  An interactive experience, created in partnership with Soundplay Projects and featuring their Soundplay Dome. The dome is an installation that allows you to experiment and have fun with music, light and sound; placed at the heart … Read more


Bookings now open – click here This Christmas, PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce the return of its annual pantomime with festive favourite Cinderella.  A seasonal treat for adults and children alike, this retelling of the classic tale will run from 7 to 31 December in an exciting new pop-up theatre in a transformed … Read more

Exciting new pop-up venue

We’re excited to confirm that we’re creating a pop-up performance and workshop space in The Art Department in The Paisley Centre – the former Alders Store/Co-op. Working with Outspoken Arts as part of their large-scale, pop-up exhibition venue, the blank canvas of 2300 sq ft. retail space offers the opportunity to create an inspiring and … Read more

Awards for Exchange from Two Major Funders

Exchange Theatre has received a major boost to its capital campaign this week, with the confirmation of two significant awards from charitable foundations. We are delighted to acknowledge grants totalling £250,000 from trusts including The Garfield Weston Foundation, one of the UK’s major supporters of the arts, and The Robert Barr Charitable Foundation. The redevelopment of … Read more

Exchange Receives £800k Funding Boost

The ongoing project to build a new community theatre space in Paisley town centre has taken a huge step forward after an £800,000 funding boost was confirmed. PACE Theatre Company are currently developing a new theatre in Paisley for children, young people and families – called Exchange – in a long-time vacant former nightclub opposite … Read more

Give a Gift That Inspires

Everyone who buys a brick in our Million Pound Wall in support of Exchange Theatre will receive a souvenir pack ideal for gifting, including a Thankyou card and a seed paper star from which you can grow your own wildflowers.  🎄Cards are printed on 100% recycled material.  🎄Packs will be posted twice weekly (Mon & … Read more

Exchange Fundraising Toolkit

Could you help us fundraise for Exchange? There are lots of ways you can get involved, like organising an event or undertaking a challenge. This toolkit contains everything you need to get started, as well as some practical advice and tips. Every contribution makes a difference, no matter the size. Download your toolkit HERE.  Thank you for your support. … Read more

Update for Panto 2021

After careful consideration, we must reluctantly confirm that there will be no PACE Theatre Company panto for Christmas 2021. Regrettably, there are a number of factors that mean it is not viable for us to produce our annual panto this year. Paisley Arts Centre, our home venue for more than 30 years, is currently undergoing … Read more

PACE secures Second Round Creative Scotland Culture Recovery Funding

PACE Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to have been named as a recipient in the second round of Creative Scotland’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, announced on 4 August 2021. The Paisley-based theatre company, which ran the largest youth theatre of its kind prior to the introduction of Covid restrictions, is due to receive … Read more