Pop-Up Opera

Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is back on the road at Perth Festival, with a bumper tour featuring three of Gilbert & Sullivans' best-loved hits.

Experience all the drama and wonder of grand opera on a miniature scale, with open-air performances brought to life by a storyteller, two singers, instrumentalists – and a sumptuous set of specially created illustrations.

Immerse yourself in pint-sized versions of The GondoliersIolanthe and The Mikado, taking you on an unforgettable journey through the operas’ musical and dramatic highlights – in just 30 minutes each. Packed with screwball humour, memorable characters, and of course brilliant tongue-twisting tunes, these mini operas are perfect for audiences of all ages.  

A Little Bit of The Gondoliers Gilbert & Sullivan 
Two gorgeous gondoliers, dozens of adoring girls and the lost heir to the kingdom of Barataria: it can mean just one thing – trouble. Float away with us to Venice for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s wittiest satires... It’s all about love, actually!

A Little Bit of Iolanthe Gilbert & Sullivan 
Iolanthe is banished by the Fairy Queen for marrying a mortal. Now, 25 years later, two worlds again collide when her son announces he’s in love. Unfortunately, his beloved is a popular girl and he has some serious competition… Light-hearted G&S satire at its best, Iolanthe is full of fun.

A Little Bit of The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan 
The Mikado has decreed that flirting should be punishable by death. But when his son Nanki-Poo falls for the beautiful Yum-Yum, it looks like someone might be heading for the executioner's block!

TICKETS - Must be booked via Scottish Opera's website. Click the blue Buy Tickets button to access.
VENUE - Perth's South Inch (open-air)
Thursday 22 July
12.00 A Little Bit of Iolanthe
14.30 A Little Bit of The Mikado
16.30 A Little Bit of The Mikado
Friday 23 July
12.00 A Little Bit of Iolanthe
14.30 A Little Bit of The Gondoliers
16.30 A Little Bit of The Gondoliers


Scottish Opera's Pop-up Opera is supported by Garfield Weston Foundation (Weston Culture Fund)Backstage TrustD'Oyly Carte Opera TrustThe Cross TrustThe Thistle Trust and Scottish Opera’s Education Angels.

Perth Festival would like to thank The Salutation Hotel for its support of this project in Perth.