Update 17/3/20 - TRYST FESTIVAL 2020 CANCELLED

In light of the ongoing situation with Coronavirus Covid-19 The Tryst Festival 2020 has been cancelled.  

If you have purchased tickets for events please venues and eventorganisers directly for assistantce.  We look forward to events inthe future and Tryst Festival 2021.


The Falkirk Tryst Festival is an annual festival

featuring the best of the Arts in Falkirk.

Held annually in May, the Tryst Festival is a celebration of all aspects of the visual and performing Arts including music, theatre, dance, drama, magic, exhibitions, seminars, writing, events and family shows. Involving local, community and professional groups from across Falkirk District and Scotland it truly has 'something for everyone'.

The Tryst Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. 

2020 is the 70th Anniversary of Falkirk & District Arts and Civic Council (Falkirk Arts Network) and is shaping up to be another amazing festival for all tastes.


More Tryst Festival news and updates can be found on our

Tryst Festival Facebook & FDACC Facebook


Tickets will be available from the Falkirk Community Trust Box Office and/or Host companies/organiser unless otherwise stated.

In person: Falkirk Stadium, 1st Floor, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Phone: 01324 506850 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm & Sat 9.45am-3pm

Online: falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Email: bookings@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

2020 Brochure will be available in March/April 2020.


Falkirk and District Arts & Civic Council (SCIO), Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Delivers, Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Schools Charity, Howgate Shopping Centre Falkirk


8-17 May 2020

Thursday 7 May

Falkirk Folk Club             

Thurs 7 May 2020, 8pm

Tolbooth Tavern

Free – donations welcome


Come along to listen, join in and be part of the music. A great atmosphere and a fabulous way to welcome in this year's Tryst Festival. All welcome - bring your instruments, songs, stories and poems or sit back, relax and enjoy the night!

Friday 8 May

Big Band Theory

FTH Theatre


Tickets £10.00 (Children Free if accompanied by adult) 

Following last year’s outstanding debut performance, Falkirk’s own big band returns to the Tryst Festival with a selection of swing and jazz from Glenn Miller standards to big band arrangements of Stevie Wonder hits.

This will be an informal cabaret style evening with a bar available throughout.

Saturday 9 May

Project Theatre Inov8 Dance - Heroes & Villains 

FTH Theatre


Tickets £6.00

Following last year’s first successful show at FTH and as part of the Tryst Festival, Project Theatre’s Inov8 Dance are back again with an even bigger and bolder show!

Jam packed with action right from the word go with something for everyone this dance theatre show will entertain all ages.

The question is are you Team Hero or Team Villain?

Forth Valey Magic Circle  - Tricks at the Tryst

FTH Theatre


Tickets £8.00 / £6.00 / Family Ticket £25 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Once again the magicians of Forth Valley Magic Circle invite you to an evening of magic and wonder – showcasing some of the best magic in Central Scotland including the UK’s Young Magician of the Year, Adam Black! With a variety of magic from stand-up to close-up, this is a fantastic family night.


This annual cabaret style event is a great night out for anyone who loves magic and live entertainment! Always a popular night out, and we’re back in the Studio at Falkirk Town Hall - getting you even closer to the magic!

Sunday 10 May

Falkirk Festival Chorus  - Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem

Falkirk Trinity Church


Tickets £15 / £12 concession / £5 child

From members of the chorus or Church office on (01324) 611017

Aimez-vous Brahms? 

Falkirk Festival Chorus is inviting you to Johannes Brahms’ much beloved Ein Deutsches Requiem, performed in German, with the piano duet accompaniment arranged by the composer.  

A night not to be missed. 

Soloists: Catriona Clark and Sam Young

Piano: Michał Gajzler and Robert Melling

Conductor: Razvan Luculescu

Monday 11 May

Falkirk Floral Art Club presents The Wow Factor by Coral Gardner

Mon 11 May 2020, Doors 6.30pm, demonstration begins 7.30pm

FTH Theatre

£10 (includes refreshments)

Tickets on the door or in advance from members


Coral is a National Demonstrator from Bath who will entertain us with her chat while creating her fresh flower designs. Various Stalls including Raffle, Tombola, Plants, Jewellery, & Handbags.

Top of the Town Quiz

Mon 11 May 2020, 7.30pm

FTH Studio

Admission for spectators is free

£10 entry per team. Please register your team by email


A great evening for fans of facts and trivia. A fun and hotly contested competition helping raise money for charity.Teams of four members are welcome.

Tuesday 12 May

Falkirk Writers’ Circle present Words and Music

Tue 12 May 2020, 7.30pm

FTH Studio


Tickets available at the door


Falkirk Writers’ Circle present their annual highly entertaining Words and Music evening. Music provided by local musicians, Haroosh!

Words by the members of the Writers’ Circle.  

Raffle to be drawn at interval with great prizes.

Wednesday 13 May

Sunny Stars present An Evening of Fairy Tales

Wed 13 - Thu 14 May 2020, 7pm

FTH Theatre

£8/£7 concs


The talented children of Sunny Stars are once again delighted to return to the Tryst Festival to present their summer production.

The young stars, aged 4 to 12, will present their take on two classic tales – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Sleeping Beauty. The plays are full of fun and laughter as well as singing, dancing and plenty of audience participation.

Thursday 14 May

Falkirk Art Club Annual Exhibition

Thu 14 May -Sat 16 May 2020

Howgate Centre, Falkirk, 11am-4pm daily


A wide variety of work by local artists for you to admire.

Most are also for sale.

Folk at the Tryst: Pauline Alexander

Thu 14 May 2020

Tolbooth Tavern, 8pm


Tickets by email from falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com or 07517787345


Pauline Alexander is one of Scotland's finest singers and hails from the East End of Glasgow.  Her beautiful vocals are reminiscent of Sandy Denny with their easy on the ear and centred style.   Performing as part of an acoustic duo, she has been accompanied by various guitarists over the years. Pauline regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK, bringing with her a blend of original and interpreted song from a range of genres that include contemporary, folk & blues.

Falkirk Blues Club presents ‘King of the Blues’ by Mainstreet Blues

Thur 14 May 2020, 8pm

FTH Studio



Sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival coupled with performances in such far-flung venues as the Orkney Theatre in Kirkwall are quickly making this one of the best-selling and most popular Blues shows of all time.

Now Falkirk Blues Club brings the band Mainstreet Blues to the Tryst Festival to perform their special tribute to Albert King, BB King and Freddy

King - their show ‘Kings of the Blues’.

Saturday 16 May

Central Scotland Ballet School present Once Upon a Time

Sat 16 May 2020, 6pm

FTH Theatre

£8/£5 children (under 12)


Following a sell-out success last year, over 100 little local dancers aged 3-7 take to the FTH stage in their annual Junior dance display.

They will take you on a magical journey showcasing their dance skills in a glittering display of ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and cheer.

Sunday 17 May

Folk at the Tryst: Carron Cast & Friends

Sun 17 May 2020, 2pm

Arnotdale House, Dollar Park


Tickets by email from falkirkfolkclub@outlook.com or 07517787345


Falkirk’s fabulous folk collaboration bring you an uplifting afternoon of live music - Scots traditional, contemporary song and Americana, chorus, harmony and tunes to get your toes tapping!

Falkirk Tryst Orchestra

Sun 17 May 2020, 7pm

FTH Theatre

£12/£10 concs/£4 child/£24 family


Falkirk Tryst Orchestra presents a programme celebrating Heroes and Heroines. To mark the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, the orchestra will play his Leonora Overture No. 3. The concert will also feature young Scottish violinist, Emma Donald playing Mendelssohn’s ever popular Violin Concerto in E minor.

It is sure to be a great performance of rousing classics and popular show music, played by Falkirk’s own symphony orchestra

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