Collection of art in Crush Hall

Art and Culture

Hollywood hotspot

As one of the most beautiful cities in Scotland, Stirling and its surrounding areas have been used as the backdrop to major Hollywood blockbusters and popular television series. 

Outlander was filmed here on the University of Stirling campus, while Braveheart and Monty Python were set in and around our stunning city. Many of our students chose to get involved in the productions as extras and gain valuable work experience behind the scenes. 

Students at Macrobert

Thriving culture scene

As a Stirling student, you’ll have easy access to the best arts, comedy and theatre, with the Macrobert Arts Centre right here on campus. Our community arts venue showcases the latest arthouse and mainstream cinema, live performances and art exhibitions.

You’ll also find a multiplex cinema in Stirling city and the Tolbooth, a modern arts venue in one of Stirling’s most significant historical buildings. A former Scottish Parliament building used during James VI’s reign, jail and courthouse, it’s now a thriving centre for live theatre, music and comedy. The Albert Halls also regularly holds a wide range of events including music concerts, opera, craft fairs, ballet and drama, with its own café/restaurant – The Café Albert.  

For history fans, it’s worth visiting the Smith Art Gallery and Museum which preserves and collects Stirling’s local history and even houses the oldest curling stone in the world. Whatever you’re looking for - from unplugged gigs, to theatre and comedy – Stirling has a huge variety of cultural events.