Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
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Jools Holland 2017

Friday 19th May
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'Tosca' English Touring Opera 2017

Thursday 18th May
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Tenebrae Choir 2017

Saturday 20th May
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ArTay - contemporary Art Marquee

Sunday 21st May

Perth Festival of the Arts is a gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar. Now in our 47th year we programme rock, opera, classical, jazz, folk, drama, visual arts in Perth Concert Hall, Perth Theatre and St John's Kirk. Recent artists include Jools Holland, Nigel Kennedy. Nicola Benedetti, Van Morrison, The John Wilson Orchestra, The Proclaimers, KT Tunstall, The View, Nina Conti, Marcus Brigstocke... see more artists.

Next Festival 17th - 26th May 2018
Tickets go on sale to Friends on Monday 19th March and for General Booking on Monday 26th March. Only £10 to join and book early click here.

Some of the highlights are listed below with much more to be announced including rock concerts, this is just a taster... -  

Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th May ArTay Marquee
Featuring over 80 artists and makers from all over Scotland
300 works on display and for sale.

7.30pm Thursday 17th May
The Marriage of Figaro 
English Touring Opera- Perth Concert Hall


7.30pm Friday 18th May
Rossini : Fireworks An Evening of Rossini's Greatest Arias
English Touring Opera - Perth Theatre

7.30pm Friday 18th May
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
- Perth Concert Hall


7.30pm Saturday 19th May
Grimethorpe Colliery Band 
- Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm Sunday 20th May
Ruby Wax - Frazzled A Guide to Mindfulness
- Perth Theatre


8pm Sunday 20th May
The Royal Northern Sinfonia with Lars Vogt
- Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm Monday 21st May
An Evening with The Rev Richard Coles
- Perth Theatre

7.30pm Tuesday 22nd May
Tenebrae Choir WW1 programme
- St John's Kirk


7.30pm Wednesday 23rd May
Elephant Sessions and Fara
-Perth Concert Hall

7.30pm Wednesday 23rd May
Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to Town
A night of swing - Perth Theatre 


7.30pm Thursday 24th May
Between the Crosses Flying Bridge Theatre Company
- Studio Theatre


11am Saturday 26th May
Hannah Fisher and Friends recital
- St John's Kirk


3pm Saturday 26th May
An Afternoon with crime-writer, Val McDermid
- Perth Theatre

7.30pm Saturday 26 May
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra & Jennifer Pike (violin)
- Perth Concert Hall
   - Weber Euryanthe Overture
   - Bruch Violin Concerto
   - Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

and much more to be announced including rock, comedy, dance ... 

Perth Festival 2017 – So how did it go? 12 days and nights, 28 concerts, 1 art exhibition, 5 venues, 11,500 attendees and one single purpose……. To inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy a wide range of top quality arts. The question is, did we achieve that? Read on...