We are very excited to welcome audiences back for another Paisley Book Festival

Our usual home, the Paisley Arts Centre, is currently closed for an exciting and important refurbishment period, but we are delighted that the University of the West of Scotland’s Student Union on Storie Street in Paisley is our partner venue and festival hub for this year. You can find out more about our spaces for the 2023 Festival and the relevant access information here.

Festival tickets can be purchased online, in advance of any event, or on the day at our temporary box office in University of the West of Scotland.

If you have any questions at all please get in touch to: OneRen_boxoffice@renfrewshire.gov.uk

What’s On

All public events will be listed here on the programme section of the website. We’d recommend that you also join our mailing list and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @BookPaisley to be kept up to date on events or changes to the performance schedule.

Accessible Seating Requests

If you have any accessible seating requirements please contact the box office by emailing OneRen_boxoffice@renfrewshire.gov.uk once you have purchased your tickets. Due to limited audience spaces we cannot guarantee that all requests can be met. Please also be aware that we are unable to reserve seats for others in your group because we need to ensure the most accessible seats are available for those who need them most. More information on our Festival’s access information is available here.


In 2023 many of the events during Paisley Book Festival is ‘pay what you can’ – we are breaking barriers and opening doors to people that are often financially excluded from accessing the arts and cultural events. OneRen can only do this by raising funds so we kindly ask when you make your booking, if you are able to, please make a donation to keep these events open to all. Your support makes a huge difference, thank you.

Pay what you can (PWYC)

One Ren is offering a tiered pricing structure for most Paisley Book Festival events this year. We hope this will help to makes the arts accessible to all and in that spirit, we ask for you to pay what you can afford, no questions asked