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Perthshire is a region that’s culture is continuing to grow and grow. With the newly refurbished Perth Theatre and the remarkable Perth Concert Hall smack bang in the middle of the city centre, we are attracting some of the biggest names from the UK and abroad. With lots of events and venues celebrating the best of Perthshire’s art, theatre, literature and film – there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy! From our libraries and galleries run by the city’s cultural trust, Culture PK, to the Theatre in the Hills – Pitlochry Festival Theatre – there is such a variety and they all have a place in Perthshire’s rich culture.

While you enjoy these fantastic and cultured venues – make sure that you pay a visit to some of the independent shops, restaurants and cafés that Perthshire is so famous for! We have suggested a few nearby for you to look out for!

Birnam Arts Centre

There’s always something going on at Birnam Arts, which has become renowned as a cultural hub. Offering fantastic events including live music, comedy, theatre and art exhibitions, this popular venue has grown to become one of Scotland’s favourites.

Be sure to visit the famed Beatrix Potter Exhibition and grab a bite in the family-friendly Foyer Café.

Find out more at birnamarts.com

 

Open: 10am – 4.30pm daily / Location: PH8 0DS, Dunkeld, 13 miles north of Perth. / Cost: £3pp with a discount for groups / While You’re Here: Why not stop off and grab a Fish & Chips at the famous Dunkeld Fish Bar!

 

Culture PK

At the heart of Perth’s cultural community, Culture PK breathes life into Perthshire’s museums, galleries, archives and local history services. As well as this, they also host many events each year including exhibitions, workshops, author visits and family activities. Visit their website for full listings and opening hours.
Perth City Centre Attractions: Perth Museum,  AK Bell Library, Ferguson Gallery Opening times vary see: culturepk.org.uk
While you’re here: Visit some of the big attractions located throughout Perthshire, such as Black Watch Museum, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, and Loch Leven Castle.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Set into the hills of Highland Perthshire, Pitlochry Festival Theatre holds a unique place in Scottish culture, with a talented cast and crew producing shows all-year-round guaranteed to entertain their audiences. They draw over 100,000 visitors each year from throughout the UK and abroad and their unique repertoire system allows theatre goers to enjoy a different show every night of the week!

Lovers of theatre and culture should book a short break whereby you can stay two days and see three plays, in this beautiful award-winning venue.

 

Check pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com for current shows, performance times and pricing information. / Location: PH16 5DR, Pitlochry, 27 miles from Perth City Centre. / While You’re Here: Visit the newly opened Pitlochry Dam, or enjoy a walk to the Queen’s View.

Horsecross Arts

Horsecross Arts operate the newly refurbished Perth Theatre and the iconic Perth Concert Hall and as such, play a significant role in the city’s culture. Welcoming some of the best entertainers from the UK and abroad, as well as providing a centre for large conferences and presentations, both venues are a massive attraction in the heart of Perth’s city centre.

Opening times: Open all year round. Full programme can be found online.
Prices: Vary depending on event
Distance from Perth: Both venues in Perth City Centre
While you’re here: Sample the vibrant Perth City Centre nightlife by visiting our fabulous bars and restaurants!

The Birks Cinema

The Birks is a wonderful community-owned cinema which was lovingly returned to its former glory in 2012. Famed for its art deco architecture, the building is steeped in history and has become a Perthshire icon. Classic films, new releases, interactive exhibitions and live broadcasts are all shown from the 100-seat auditorium.

Check birkscinema.co.uk for showtimes information.

Opening times: Open all year round. Full programme can be found online.
Prices: Adult Ticket – £7.50
Location: PH15 2DA, Aberfeldy, 30 miles from Perth City Centre
While you’re here: Take a swim at the Breadalbane Community Campus or tackle Scotland’s 10th highest munro, Ben Lawers!

Birks Cinema