We cannot wait for Perth festival of the Arts! For 10 days in May Perth Festival of the Arts becomes the highlight in Scotland’s cultural calendar and brings some of the finest international and national performers to Perth. With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues across the city, the annual Festival features the best in classical music, opera, theatre, rock, folk, jazz, comedy, dance and contemporary visual art.
This year’s line-up is bigger and better than ever before with a varied list of performers and artists bringing their sell out shows to Perth with fantastic performances suitable for all ages and audience.
Immerse yourself with a weekend of culture from family friendly free to attend kids workshops, big name musical performances from the likes of Be Charlotte and stand out operatic productions from English Touring Opera.
We have handpicked a curated list of some of the top shows and events to help ypu plan your Perth festival calendar:
A Festival favourite! The large outdoor arTay marquee outside Perth Concert Hall on the Horsecross Plaza has become one of the most highly anticipated and popular events during the Festival. Displaying over 300 works of art, the tent will exhibit a wide range of work by many well-known Scottish artists
Follow Verdi's Macbeth in a blood-soaked journey to the throne and watch a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth descend into the depths of despair in English Touring Opera’s new production. Starring Grant Doyle (Macbeth) and Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) in Verdi’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play.
Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist. It wouldn't be Perth Festival of the Arts without Jools Holland on the bill!
Lewis Capaldi is live at Perth Festival of the Arts on Saturday 18th May, following the release of his eagerly awaited debut album the day before.
See the best of Scottish bands at Perth Festival - Join Edinburgh's Vistas with support from Stop The Rain at the first of our Next Generation Gigs in The Loft nightclub.