Perth Festival of the Arts Visitor Information
Our performances are broadcast from venues across Perth City centre.
The Festival hub spans Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, both on Mill Street in Perth.
Our ArTay Marquee and Scottish Opera’s Pop-up Opera Roadshow trailer are in the plaza of Perth Concert Hall.
The stunning grounds of Scone Palace will host our Drive-in Cinema.
Perth Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall is a modern space with a stunning auditorium and capacity of 1,186 seated.
The newly-reopened and refurbished Perth Theatre is a historical building that boasts an Edwardian auditorium and studio theatre space. The Theatre is our home for many drama, comedy, music and other performances during the Festival run.
St John's Kirk of Perth
The Festival also runs daily schools’ concerts and other choral and instrumental performances St John’s Kirk in St John’s Place.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Perth Theatre Studio
The Byre at Inchyra
The Byre at Inchyra
Drive-in Cinema Information
The Drive-in Cinema has been designed so that households can enjoy a live event together in their own vehicle. Access to the event is by vehicle only.
You must only attend with members of your extended household. Audiences should stay in their cars for the duration of the film unless you need to access refreshments or toilets.
If you need to leave your vehicle, please flash your lights and a steward will direct you to the facilities. Please wear a face covering when buying refreshments or accessing the toilets; this helps to keep you and others around you in queues safe. If you need assistance, our Festival Stewards will be on hand to help.
There will be take-away refreshments on sale through Scone Palace or you can bring your own picnic for eating in your vehicle. Please note that no alcohol is permitted on site.
Where to dine and stay
Perth is a historic city overlooking the River Tay and has an incredible range of restaurants, cafes, hotels and attractions. If you’re coming to the Festival, why not take in a show, a dinner and an overnight stage? A perfect evening, or even better, a perfect weekend in Perthshire.
There are several restaurants in the city that offer pre-theatre menus. Here are some ideas:
Award-winning 63 Tay Street overlooking the River Tay.
Hotels and B&B
Parklands is a boutique townhouse hotel and provides Perth with an unbeatable combination of quality accommodation and two highly regarded restaurants.
Stay at the award-winning Holiday Inn Express Perth during the festival. The Holiday Inn Express has 81 modern, en-suite bedrooms. With hot breakfast included, free parking and great transport links, it is the place to stay in Perth.
The Royal George Hotel on George Street is a favourite of Perth Festival goers and just around the cover from our venues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about Perth Festival of the Arts. If you have a different question, send an email to email@example.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets for Perth Festival of the Arts Online and for our Drive-in Cinema will go on public sale on 5th April 2021. Friends of the Festival can buy Cinema Tickets from 29th March, enjoying 7 days priority booking. To take advantage of the earlier sales period, become a Friend for just £15.
How do I book tickets?
In 2021, our Box Office will be operating differently to a normal Festival year. All tickets for Perth Festival of the Arts 2021 events must be bought online. Events will go on sale on 5th April. All ticket information will be sent by email. You cannot book tickets for friends or family; please direct them to buy their own tickets.
What concessions or discounts do you offer?
Some of our events are free, with no reservations required. Other events are free but tickets must be booked in advance. Please check each individual event for ticket information.
For our Online Festival, you can enjoy a multibuy discount by buying a Festival pass. Passes include:
£45 (early bird price) for the Classical Concert Series Pass (8 concerts)
£18 (early bird price) for the Scotland Trending Series Pass (6 concerts)
£55 (early bird price) for the Full Festival Pass (20 concerts/ events)
How can I find out if an event is sold out?
There is no attendance limit on our broadcast recorded concerts.
Each Cinema Event is limited to 100 tickets. We will update the Cinema event page when a film is sold out.
Can I return tickets?
We do not take returns, offer refunds or operate a waiting list.
If our Drive-in Cinema needs to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions come May, we will announce a rescheduled date in the early summer. Ticket holders will have the choice to transfer their ticket to the new date or receive a refund.
How do I become a Friend?
Visit our Festival Friends pages to find out more.
Is there a limit on the number of tickets I can buy?
For the Online Festival, your purchase and the ability to view concerts is linked to your email address and registered Festival account. You can buy individual tickets for a range of events, but you can only buy one of each type of Festival 'Pass'. If your friends or family wish to buy tickets or passes, they must register themselves with an account and buy their tickets seperately.
For the Drive-in Cinema, you can buy tickets for more than one film, however you cannot buy additional tickets for friends and family, as each ticket is linked directly to your vehicle registration number. Friends or family travelling in a different vehicle must purchase their own ticket seperately.
How do I sign up to your mailing list?
You can sign up for our e-newsletter online by completing this form