Perth Festival of the Arts Visitor Information

Event Venues

Our performances take place in 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.

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall is a modern space with a stunning auditorium and capacity of 1,186 seated.

Mill Street
PH1 5HZ

Map & Directions

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.

185 High Street
PH1 5UW

Map & Directions

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.

31 Saint John's Place
PH1 5SZ

Map & Directions
St Matthews Church

Tay Street | Perth

Map & Directions


Joan Knight Studio (Perth Theatre)

185 High Street | PH1 5UW

Map & Directions


Festival Map

Our Festival venues are all within 15-20 minutes’ walk from both Perth Bus Station and Train Station.

Train & Bus

Perth is a central hub for both trains and coaches running North to South and East to West so there are a great many regular services from all of Scotland's large towns and cities. St Johns Shopping Centre is less than 600m from both the city's train and bus stations.

ScotRail and Virgin have many regular services to Perth Station. To find your nearest service use the National Rail Journey Planner facility.

Both the bus and train stations are on Leonard Street. To reach the city's high street, turn right out of the bus station and walk straight ahead out of the train station down Leonard Street. Follow the street down past the back of the AK Bell Library as it becomes Hospital Street.

At the end of Hospital Street, you reach a crossroads with South Street. Follow South Street, slightly downhill, towards the River Tay. St John's Shopping Centre will be on your left about 230m along South Street. The shopping centre exists onto the high street, where you will find an entrance to Perth Theatre.

Local Bus Services

Stagecoach operates a fantastic local service around Perthshire and Kinross, bring regular buses into Perth City Centre from outlying villages and residential areas. There are two bus stops outside our South Street entrance.

Use the Stagecoach Plan My Journey facility for details of the best bus from your current location.

Parking

There is city centre parking within 5-10 minutes’ walk of each of our venues.

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Electric Charging Points

The electric-car revolution is gathering pace and there are over 18 charging points in Perth City itself, so you can leave your car to charge while you enjoy the festival events.

 

More information and full list of Charging Points can be found here.

All units are currently free to use  and are accessed through www.chargeplacescotland.org using an RFID card, mobile phone app or by telephone.  Contact details and chargepoint ID's are displayed on all units.  Where parking charges apply, drivers are expected to pay for parking as normal.

Park and Ride

If you prefer not to drive your car into the City Centre there are three Park & Ride sites which which provide convenient parking for all festival venues.

Perth Park & Ride (Broxden)

Perth Park & Ride is on the Glasgow Road approach to Perth, adjacent to the Broxden roundabout. This will drop you in Mill Street.

Scone Park & Ride

Scone Park & Ride is on the A94 approaching Scone adjacent to the Angus Road roundabout. From here you can join the Service 57 to Perth Bus Station

Kinross Park and Ride

Kinross Park & Ride is west of the town centre adjacent to the Sainsbury's supermarket, just off Station Road and within easy reach of the M90 motorway. From here you can join the Stagecoach Service X56 to Perth Bus Station

 

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.

Restaurants

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.

The Bothy restaurant is just a stone’s throw from both our concert venues on Mill Street, while Kisa’s is right next door to the Concert Hall.

Around the corner on George Street are Italian restaurant Grand’ Italia and The Post Box or nearby Deans Restaurant on Kinnoull Street.

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, Reids, Cardo, French restaurants Breizh or  Café Tabou, and Spanish Tapas restaurant Tapa Vi

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.

The Royal George Hotel on George Street is a favourite of Perth Festival goers and just around the cover from our venues. The Salutation Hotel is also centrally located in the city and is reported to be the oldest established hotel in Scotland.

Methven Castle is an idyllic hideaway offering luxury bed and breakfast. Overlooking the Perthshire countryside, it is a private home offering accommodation for those who wish to be out of the limelight.

Right between the Concert Hall and Theatre lies a new Premier Inn hotel. Or if you’re looking for something just out-with the city and accessible, Holiday Inn Express is just off the A9.

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 info@perthfestival.co.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter.