Paisley Opera’s Macbeth

Friday 6 - Saturday 7 October, 2023

Paisley Opera’s Macbeth is a new production of Verdi’s dark masterpiece – with a specially-commissioned ‘Paisley’ translation.

Tickets are available to buy online from OneRen box office

The production is supported by the incredible Scottish Opera orchestra and dynamic dance company Right2Dance.

Paisley Opera’s Macbeth is based on the famous Shakespeare play – but set in 1970s Paisley rather than medieval Scotland.

After encountering some persuasive local women who predict his rise to power, Macbeth is set on becoming the top dog in a prominent gang, and will do just about anything to get there.

With his dangerously ambitious wife to spur him on, he murders the gang leader, Duncan. He eventually becomes consumed by power, and haunted by his own actions.

The motto of Paisley Opera is ‘passion, not posh’ and they are, first and foremost, a company for the people of Paisley and the surrounding areas. They get together to sing and make friends. They also put on full-scale operas with top-class soloists and a full orchestra!

Paisley Town Hall

This will be one of the first events hosted in the refurbished Paisley Town Hall.

Paisley Town Hall has gone through a £22m transformation. It is now one of the finest entertainment venues in the west of Scotland.

The iconic building has been a striking centrepiece of life in Paisley for more than 140 years.

Its transformation is part of Renfrewshire Council investment in Paisley’s historic cultural venues. This investment is aimed at driving new life and footfall to the town.

Key features of the transformation include:

  • A complete redesign by leading Scottish architects Holmes Miller to put audience experience and accessibility at the heart of the building
  • The preservation and restoration of the unique and ornate Victorian architectural features throughout the town hall
  • Adding state-of-the-art performance and back-of-house facilities such as new sound and lighting, retractable seating and lowered stage, and expanding the capacity in the main hall to more than 1,000
  • New rooms added in previously-unused spaces, such as a new bar and terrace overlooking Paisley’s iconic Abbey, a dance studio, and a screening room – adding a greater range of uses than ever before
  • A full replacement of decades-old mechanical and electrical equipment

A landmark entertainment venue