Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago – Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago - Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse: Music by John Kander: Lyrics by Fred Ebb – Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

All That Jazz • Razzle Dazzle • When You’re Good to Mama • Mr Cellophane • Cell Block Tango

Chicago. The Roaring 20s. The Jazz Age. And for the homicidally inclined, a new career option beckons – celebrity! When ambitious chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her no-good lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap, it looks like case closed… until Amos discovers that Roxie hasn’t been entirely straight with him and rats her out…

Awaiting trial at the Cook County jail, Roxie meets infamous show girl and “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, who’s the darling of the tabloid press. Why? Because femme fatales and cold-blooded killings sell papers! Roxie quickly learns that the justice system is just another branch of showbiz: to make it to the top (or get acquitted), you need the best connected agent (or hot-shot lawyer) in your corner – like charismatic counsel for the defence, Billy Flynn.

With Billy selling the press a very different version of Roxie’s crime, Roxie soon becomes the toast of Chicago and knocks a decidedly unhappy Velma off the front pages – only for another sordid murder to steal Roxie’s limelight…

So what now for Roxie and Velma? How can they grab the headlines – again! – and get their careers back on track?

The longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history, Chicago returns to its vaudeville roots in this spectacular show that delivers wit, pizazz and red hot jazz!

Tickets can be purchased from www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com or by phoning Box Office on 01796 484 626. A booking fee of £1.75 will be added to all purchases.

The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre

A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW

Written by Oliver Emanuel
Composed by Gareth Williams
Directed by Wils Wilson

2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to the battlefields goes AWOL in a wood whilst on a personal mission of remembrance. An injured veteran of the Iraq war relives the nightmare of battle. A blindfolded soldier wakes up after 100 years to hear the birds singing once more…

The 306: Dusk is a new piece of music theatre about memory and forgetting, friendship and betrayal, exploring what the Great War means to us today. From the 2-minute silence at 11am to dusk that same day, three disparate characters, a string quartet and a choir of voices from the past and present will show how our world is shaped by the war to end all wars.

The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of the 306 Trilogy, following 2016’s premiere The 306: Dawn, and last year’s performances of The 306: Day.

The 306: Dusk is funded by the Gannochy Trust, and supported by The Cross Trust, The Forteviot Charitable Trust, The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust and The Thomson Charitable Trust.

Please see the full performance guide for pricing information.

The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre

A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW

Written by Oliver Emanuel
Composed by Gareth Williams
Directed by Wils Wilson

2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to the battlefields goes AWOL in a wood whilst on a personal mission of remembrance. An injured veteran of the Iraq war relives the nightmare of battle. A blindfolded soldier wakes up after 100 years to hear the birds singing once more…

The 306: Dusk is a new piece of music theatre about memory and forgetting, friendship and betrayal, exploring what the Great War means to us today. From the 2-minute silence at 11am to dusk that same day, three disparate characters, a string quartet and a choir of voices from the past and present will show how our world is shaped by the war to end all wars.

The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of the 306 Trilogy, following 2016’s premiere The 306: Dawn, and last year’s performances of The 306: Day.

The 306: Dusk is funded by the Gannochy Trust, and supported by The Cross Trust, The Forteviot Charitable Trust, The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust and The Thomson Charitable Trust.

Please see the full performance guide for pricing information.

The Cavern Beatles @ Perth Concert Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Cavern Beatles @ Perth Concert Hall

In 1963, The Beatles embarked on their first major tours of the UK. Towards the end of that year, the term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined to describe the effect that the Fab Four from Liverpool were having on audiences.

40 years on, The Cavern Beatles present those same songs that still sound as fresh and vibrant as they did when the Mersey Sound was first unleashed on the UK. It’s a Magical History Tour through the works of the greatest pop music phenomenon ever seen. Replicating, in both sight and sound, the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, and the creative masterpieces of The White Album and Abbey Road.

Costume changes and lighting complement the changes in musical complexity as the show develops to its breathtaking climax.

www.cavernbeatles.com

Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights @ Joan Knight Studio
Oct 20 @ 7:45 pm
Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights @ Joan Knight Studio

In Autumn 2018, Scottish Opera is back on the road with Opera Highlights, taking four singers and a pianist to venues the length and breadth of the country for an entertaining evening of operatic treasures and great company.

In Daisy Evans’ inventive staging, she interprets a wonderfully engaging operatic playlist – including Verdi, Mozart and Donizetti – linked together with new compositions by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Samuel Bordoli to reflect the emotional journey of the dreams, memories, fears and hopes of one whose heart has been broken.

Sofia Troncoso (Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2018/19), Sarah Champion, Richard Pinkstone and Dawid Kimberg are joined by former Emerging Artist repetiteur Jonathon Swinard at the piano.

Supported by The Friends of Scottish Opera

Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago – Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago - Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse: Music by John Kander: Lyrics by Fred Ebb – Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins

All That Jazz • Razzle Dazzle • When You’re Good to Mama • Mr Cellophane • Cell Block Tango

Chicago. The Roaring 20s. The Jazz Age. And for the homicidally inclined, a new career option beckons – celebrity! When ambitious chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her no-good lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap, it looks like case closed… until Amos discovers that Roxie hasn’t been entirely straight with him and rats her out…

Awaiting trial at the Cook County jail, Roxie meets infamous show girl and “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, who’s the darling of the tabloid press. Why? Because femme fatales and cold-blooded killings sell papers! Roxie quickly learns that the justice system is just another branch of showbiz: to make it to the top (or get acquitted), you need the best connected agent (or hot-shot lawyer) in your corner – like charismatic counsel for the defence, Billy Flynn.

With Billy selling the press a very different version of Roxie’s crime, Roxie soon becomes the toast of Chicago and knocks a decidedly unhappy Velma off the front pages – only for another sordid murder to steal Roxie’s limelight…

So what now for Roxie and Velma? How can they grab the headlines – again! – and get their careers back on track?

The longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history, Chicago returns to its vaudeville roots in this spectacular show that delivers wit, pizazz and red hot jazz!

Tickets can be purchased from www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com or by phoning Box Office on 01796 484 626. A booking fee of £1.75 will be added to all purchases.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre

A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW

Written by Oliver Emanuel
Composed by Gareth Williams
Directed by Wils Wilson

2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to the battlefields goes AWOL in a wood whilst on a personal mission of remembrance. An injured veteran of the Iraq war relives the nightmare of battle. A blindfolded soldier wakes up after 100 years to hear the birds singing once more…

The 306: Dusk is a new piece of music theatre about memory and forgetting, friendship and betrayal, exploring what the Great War means to us today. From the 2-minute silence at 11am to dusk that same day, three disparate characters, a string quartet and a choir of voices from the past and present will show how our world is shaped by the war to end all wars.

The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of the 306 Trilogy, following 2016’s premiere The 306: Dawn, and last year’s performances of The 306: Day.

The 306: Dusk is funded by the Gannochy Trust, and supported by The Cross Trust, The Forteviot Charitable Trust, The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust and The Thomson Charitable Trust.

Please see the full performance guide for pricing information.

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Some Guys Have all the Luck: The Rod Stewart Story @ Perth Concert Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Some Guys Have all the Luck: The Rod Stewart Story @ Perth Concert Hall

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie MayBaby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as SailingYou’re In My Heart and Tonight’s The Night, as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin’ The Night Away, and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.

www.someguyshavealltheluck.com

The Monday Night Thing: Lightnin’ Willie & The Poorboys, Wolftrain @ Joan Knight Studio
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Monday Night Thing: Lightnin’ Willie & The Poorboys, Wolftrain @ Joan Knight Studio

LA-based songwriter, singer and guitarist Lightnin’ Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues performed by the self-styled ‘biggest little band on earth’ that blows audiences away wherever they play. Local blues legends Wolftrain open what will be a fantastic night of blues and R&B.

Oct
23
Tue
2018
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre

A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW

Written by Oliver Emanuel
Composed by Gareth Williams
Directed by Wils Wilson

2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to the battlefields goes AWOL in a wood whilst on a personal mission of remembrance. An injured veteran of the Iraq war relives the nightmare of battle. A blindfolded soldier wakes up after 100 years to hear the birds singing once more…

The 306: Dusk is a new piece of music theatre about memory and forgetting, friendship and betrayal, exploring what the Great War means to us today. From the 2-minute silence at 11am to dusk that same day, three disparate characters, a string quartet and a choir of voices from the past and present will show how our world is shaped by the war to end all wars.

The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of the 306 Trilogy, following 2016’s premiere The 306: Dawn, and last year’s performances of The 306: Day.

The 306: Dusk is funded by the Gannochy Trust, and supported by The Cross Trust, The Forteviot Charitable Trust, The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust and The Thomson Charitable Trust.

Please see the full performance guide for pricing information.