Attracting an impressive 100,000 spectators every year, Pitlochry Festival Theatre is one of the best attractions for theatre-lovers in Perthshire.
Located in the heart of Pitlochry, this theatrical phenomenon offers everything from incredible performances to behind the scenes tours and talks.
Often referred to as the Theatre in the Hills, this unique theatre is a main focal point for Highland Perthshire life. Events are varied and exciting, offering something for everyone all year round. Pitlochry Festival Theatre prides itself on creating and presenting productions to the highest quality, and they receive critical acclaim year after year.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season
Every year the Summer Season sees six amazing performances take to the stage on a daily rotation. This unique theatrical experience gives visitors the chance to see a different show every single day of the week, and many of the performances are must-sees for anyone in the Pitlochry region. Running until the 5th October 2019, this year’s Summer Season includes:
- Summer Holiday: Set in a wet Scottish summer, Don, a Pitlochry bus driver, sets off on to Athens with his work colleagues on a borrowed bus for the adventure of a lifetime.
- Blithe Spirit: Created by Noel Coward, this comedy is high spirited and the longest running hit of his career. Recreating the film version which starred Margaret Rutherford and Rex Harrison.
- The Crucible: Hailed as on the of the most powerful pieces of 20th-century theatre, this show is a recreation of Arthur Miller’s 1953 play. A story of politics, religion and fear as the US government persecuted citizens for being communists.
- Blonde Bombshells: Guaranteed to raise your spirits, this play is based on the BAFTA-winning TV film starring Judi Dench.
- Heritage: A poignant and poetic exploration of identity, love, tribalism and the need to belong. First staged in 1998, this theatrical experience is epic, lyrical and timeless.
- North and South: A timely adaptation of an old classic, where the complex relationship between the North and the South is explored, as well as the men and women of different classes.
A visit to Pitlochry Festival Theatre is not complete without a stop off at Hettie’s Tearoom, fill up before your show with a delicious meal followed by an irresistible slice of cake. Try one of the 32 different flavours of hand-blended loose leaf tea or perk up with a cup of our own blend coffee.