February 2021


We are committed to making Paisley Book Festival an accessible and safe destination. BSL interpretation is available at events on request: [email protected]. If you require wheelchair access to events please call 0300 300 1210 to book.

We have priced our festival accordingly, but we understand that the price is not always possible for audiences who are struggling financially. If you want to attend the events but cannot afford the ticket costs, please contact us: [email protected]. If you can afford our standard ticket price, we ask that you opt to pay it so we can offer the benefit to those who need it most.

Venue Access Information

Paisley Arts Centre

Level access to Paisley Arts Centre provides easy access to our cafe, box office, theatre and toilet facilities. A lift provides access to the first floor and the workshop and bar areas. Regrettably the lift may not be suitable for larger motorised wheelchairs.

We make a limited number of seats available at all of our performances for wheelchair users and can also reserve seats close to the front of the theatre for customers with low mobility. If you would like to book one of these seats for a performance please call the Box Office.

Paisley Arts Centre is fitted with an induction loop system. Visitors with a hearing impairment should inform Box Office or a member of Front of House should they wish to make use of this system.

We regret there is no public parking at Paisley Arts Centre. There is on-street parking near the venue and metered car parks available at Orchard Street and Johnston Street. Please note that parking is free in metered bays on Saturdays and Sundays in Paisley.

POP, Piazza Shopping Centre

The space is fully accessible to wheelchair users, mobility scooters and those with prams etc. as there are no steps or stairs to negotiate in order to enter POP. The shopping centre has accessible entrances.

There are no toilet facilities inside the POP space itself. Audiences attending events in POP are asked to use the toilets in the Piazza Shopping Centre, which include an accessible toilet.

Paisley Central Library

Paisley Central Library has accessible ramp access at the entrance as well as an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities within the venue. It is situated directly beside Council car parking at the Paisley Lagoon leisure centre.

WEvolution Paisley Hub

The venue is wheelchair accessible, with self serve tea and coffee facilities and a toilet for our use. There is a car park in Hunter St, which is a block away. We're also around the corner from Paisley Gilmour St train station.

Blend Coffee Lounge

Blend has wheelchair access and is located next to bus stops for Foxbar, Neilston, as well as just a few hundred yards down the hill from Paisley Cross.

The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn is on one level except from one room in the back which does have a lip up to it. Toilets have level access as does the rest of the venue, including the snugs.

Callum’s Cavern (CC’s)

The function room is up fifteen stairs at 66-70 Old Sneddon St. There is no lift or wheelchair access for this event space. The venue is on the one way system, just one minute walk from Gilmour St Station.

The Lane

The Lane is on Shuttle Street, right in the heart of Paisley. Shuttle Street is a pedestrian street, however there is plenty of parking on the surrounding streets, various bus stops within a two minute walk and just a leisurely five minute walk from Gilmour Street & Canal Street Train Stations. It is wheelchair accessible although the space for the venue might be too cramped for wheelchairs.