Perth Festival of the Arts Visitor Information

Event Venues

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.

Scone Palace

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.

Perth Theatre

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.

Perth Concert Hall Glassrooms Café and Perth Theatre both have restaurants offering pre-show menus.

Our other venue St John’s Kirk sits in the heart of Perth’s café quarter. From there you can easily reach Willows Coffee Shop or Café Tabou.

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

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