On the campus of Stirling University, the Macrobert Arts Centre (tel. 01786/466-666; www.macrobert.stir.ac.uk) features plays, music, films, and art exhibits. The 497-seat main theater often presents dramas and symphony concerts, and the 140-seat studio theater is used mainly for films. Cinema tickets cost £6 for adults and £5 for seniors and children; theater tickets generally run £8 to £11. Admission to most concerts is £10 to £15. Call for current listings.
All that Jazz, 9 Upper Craigs (tel. 01786/451-130), is a lively bar popular with students. Music is usually provided via the stereo, but bands also appear infrequently. The bar serves a good range of single malts and pints of Kronenberg, Beamish Red, and McEwans. The adjoining restaurant serves a mix of Cajun and traditional Scottish fare, including haggis, between 5 and 10pm every evening. The same menu is available throughout the day in the bar, which is open Monday to Friday from 11am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11am to 1am.
O'Neill's, 11 Maxwell Place (tel. 01786/478-264; www.oneills.co.uk), is a traditional Irish pub that's popular with Scottish students, who come to hear the Irish and Scottish folk bands play. To find out who's performing, check the flyers posted in the pub. There's never a cover. Open Sunday to Thursday noon to midnight and Friday and Saturday 11am to 1am.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.